Historical Lectures ~and~ Lunch & Learn Programs
The New Bern Historical Society’s educational programming year takes place between September and May. During that period we conduct at least eight events: six Lunch and Learn presentations; the annual Dr. Richard K. Lore Lecture; and the annual Ed Bearss Presentation. Occasionally other events such as a genealogy lecture or a Civil War Symposium will be scheduled. Please click on the above links to learn more.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
“New Bern Then & Now”
An encore performance of our sellout
Lunch & Learn!
Presented by Historical Society
Curator Jim Hodges
6:30 pm at Cullman Performance Hall, NC History Center
Free event, no reservation required.
Seating is limited – arrive early.
This event was so overwhelmingly popular that we are bringing it back by popular demand!
You hear it often in New Bern: “that used to be….” Captain Ratty’s used to be Duffy’s Drug Store. First Citizens Bank sits where the Hotel Queen Anne used to be. In this free program, Curator Jim Hodges will take you on a photographic journey down memory lane, revealing the past and present of dozens of New Bern landmarks. Jim has scoured the Society’s photo collection to share nearly 100 wonderful images. Some buildings have been carefully renovated and saved in their original condition; others have been saved and re-purposed, while sometimes they are simply lost. In any case, you’ll be fascinated by these historic images.
Jim was reared in New Bern and attended UNC – Chapel Hill, earning an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a post graduate dental degree. After satisfying a military commitment and enjoying several years of international travel, he returned to New Bern and practiced dentistry until his retirement in 2012. Jim’s current life chapter involves his passion for New Bern and its rich history as a member of the Historical Society and the Tryon Palace Foundation Board of Directors. As the volunteer Curator of the New Bern Historical Society he spends his days maintaining, conserving and finding ways to share the collection.
This program is presented by the New Bern Historical Society in partnership with Tryon Palace.
No reservation required for this event but early arrival is strongly recommended.