Our Lunch & Learn series is now held at Carolina Colours Pavilion, 3300 Waterscape Way, New Bern, beginning promptly at 11:30 am. The program includes your choice of a delicious 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.
Wednesday, September 15
New Bern on the Move
presented by Jim Hodges
11:30am - 1:30pm
at our new venue -
Carolina Colours Pavilion!
Everyone's favorite Curator, New Bern native Jim Hodges, returns to kick off the season's Lunch & Learn series with a fascinating new program about the history of moving houses in downtown New Bern. In this special two-hour lunch program, Curator Jim will share how, in the spirit of preservation, structures large and small were carefully relocated to save them from demolition. With his folksy and humorous delivery, he will present a pictorial history of the challenging journey of fifteen homes that have been spared the wrecking ball to enjoy a new life in a changing environment.
Jim Hodges matriculated to UNC Chapel Hill earning an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a post graduate dental degree. After serving as a U.S. Army dentist and enjoying several years of international travel, Jim returned to New Bern and practiced dentistry until his retirement in 2012. His current life chapter involves his passion for New Bern and its rich history as the volunteer Curator of the Historical Society.
Cost for this special long program is $22 for Historical Society members, $26 for nonmembers. Entree choices are Blackened Mahi with ginger cream and rice pilaf ~ or ~ Chicken Parmesan with pasta sheets with cheese and marinara ~ or ~ Vegetarian Risotto; all served with sautéed green beans, rolls, strawberry layer cake, iced tea and coffee.
Prepaid reservations are required. Paper tickets are not issued for this program. Simply check in at Carolina Colours Pavilion with your confirmation.