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.

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. […]

Happy Anniversary, Scouts!

January 9, 2020

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim”? This post hits home for our Curator, Jim Hodges. 1960 was the 50th Anniversary of scouting in America and it was celebrated at the 5th National Boy Scout Jamboree in […]

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! It is Wednesday, so “What is in the Attic with Jim?”                         These always seem to be our most popular posts. Jim Hodges, our volunteer Curator, has […]

The Place to Stay Back in the Day

November 27, 2019

It is Wednesday, so “What is in the attic with Jim”? It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow and lots of folks are traveling and staying in hotels on their way to visiting with their families. In days gone by, the Gaston Hotel was the […]

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