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Our most popular Facebook posts are Wednesday's "What's in the Attic with Jim?"  There we explore some of the unusual photos or artifacts that Curator Jim has in our collection.  

Not on Facebook?  No worries!  Here you can read some of our favorite past posts from "What's in the Attic with Jim?" 

So who is Jim?  Our volunteer Curator, Jim Hodges, is a native New Bernian and retired dentist, who believes working at the Historical Society is the greatest senior day care ever!  Jim manages the 7000+ photos, documents, and artifacts in our collection, which means he's often found upstairs in the attic unearthing a new find.

A Pitcher by any Other Name….

December 22, 2021

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim?” For those of you who do not know, Jim Hodges has been our volunteer Curator for about ten years.  He spends up to 40 hours a week receiving, researching and […]

New Bern’s Green Book Landmark

August 19, 2020

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim”? Today we celebrated the lives of some inspiring New Bern women in a very special Lunch & Learn program “Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Deeds.” If you were there you were introduced […]

Landmark Black Church

August 12, 2020

It is Wednesday, so What is in the Attic with Jim? New Bern is rich in important African American landmarks. This is a recent photo of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church at 604 Johnson, Street in New Bern. It is one of […]

Saluting a WWII Veteran

June 17, 2020

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim”?  In 2000 we received a photo and letter from 82-year-old Volkert Veeder regarding his roommate at the US Naval Academy, Henry Purifoy Whitehurst Jr. Both are on display at the […]

Don’t You Love a Mystery?

April 29, 2020

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim?” Jim has an exciting new photo to show you, courtesy of John Mason. It is 202 Craven Street, at the northeast corner of Craven St. and South Front St. which […]

Doing Your Duty By Doing Without

March 25, 2020

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim?” Jim has been practicing “social distancing” and has been up in the attic again. Here is a ration book, ration card and ration token from World War II. War ration […]

Enduring Beauty

March 11, 2020

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim?   Jim has probably shared this before, but it is such a bucolic scene. This is another post card, courtesy of the Ernest Richardson III Collection. It is East Front […]

Calling All Car Lovers

March 4, 2020

Calling All Car Lovers! It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim?” Jim Hodges, our Curator, has a nice collection of New Bern postcards from all different eras. This one, from the Ernest Richardson III Collection, is particularly […]

Let it Snow!

February 19, 2020

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim?” Since there is a prediction of snow in Eastern Carolina, Jim wanted to show you some photos to know that this has happened before-not frequently, but enough that we have […]

Battle of New Bern Artifact

January 15, 2020

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim?” This is a Metal Mast fitting from a Union gunboat recovered from Fort Thompson during Battle of New Bern 14 Mar 1862. Presented to the Historical Society by Charles Kassay. […]

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