All Lunch & Learn events start promptly at 11:30 am at the Chelsea Restaurant at 335 Middle Street in New Bern. The cost is $17 for Historical Society members and $22 for non-members, which includes a delicious Chelsea entree, bread, dessert, iced tea, and coffee. Reservations must be paid in advance, either online from the Tickets page or by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558. Please select your menu option when ordering. Paper tickets are not issued; simply check in at the door with your confirmation.
Special ENCORE Presentation!
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The Last POW
Presented by Steve Tyson
6:30 pm at NC History Center, 529 South Front Street
Did you know?
...That there were 10,000 World War II POW in 18 camps in North Carolina?
...That nearly 400 POWs were held in a camp right here in New Bern?
These are just some of the facts he learned as local history devotee Steve Tyson peeled back layer upon layer in his quest to discover the hidden story of POWs held in New Bern. The tale intensified when Steve began to wonder 'what if he could find one of the POWs from New Bern's Camp Battle?' Over the past nine years he's spent many hours researching the fascinating stories behind Camp Battle. You'll be surprised by the expected twists and detours Steve encounters before his exploration is finally over.
New Bern native Steve Tyson shares many historic images on his Faceboook Page, Remember In New Bern When? In business, Steve began as a general contractor, spending 25 years in new home construction and remodeling. In 2007 he joined wife Jana in real estate sales. Steve has given his time on many local boards. He served as a Craven County Commissioner and is on the board of CarolinaEast Health System, Craven 100 Alliance Building Committee, and the Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance. In 2018 he was the New Bern Woman's Club Citizen of the year and in 2019 Steve Tyson received the Community Fabric Award for Individual Leadership presented by Craven Community College Foundation.
Cost is $10 per person; prepaid reservations are strongly recommended. No meal is served with this presentation.
Save the date for upcoming Lunch & Learns and other historical presentations:
Sunday, November 17 - Annual Lore Lecture: Retracing John Lawson's Voyage of Discovery, presented by author Scott Huler. 2 pm at Cullman Auditorium, NC History Center, reception and book signing following.
Wednesday, December 11 - Lunch & Learn: The Great Fire of 1922, presented by Carol Becton.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - Annual Civil War Presentation: The Fight for the Old North State, presented by author Hampton Newsome. 2 pm at Cullman Auditorium, NC History Center. Book signing and reception following.
2020 Lunch & Learn programs with topics TBA - February 12, March 11, April 8, and May 13.