Special Events for Members and Volunteers
Volunteer Appreciation and New Member Social
Our Spring 2018 Volunteer Appreciation and New Member Social is Sunday, May 20 from 2-4 pm. If you have volunteered for or sponsored any program or event since last May - OR - if you have joined the Society since last May, this party is JUST for you! Sip our signature Sangria, assemble a special sundae, sample a savor snack. Enjoy music by the Down East Dulcimers, door prizes, games and fun! Bring your spouse or plus-one, no RSVP required.
Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet
The Society's Annual Banquet for members is a ticketed event held at the New Bern Golf and Country Club each spring. A silent auction during the cocktail hour offers gourmet baskets, hand-crafted artifact jewelry, and other exciting choices. Following dinner is a brief business meeting at which new directors are elected, the annual Marks Scholarship recipient is announced, and volunteers who have shown exemplary service are recognized with special awards.
This year's Annual Banquet will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6 pm.
Annual Mardi Gras "Friendraiser"
Our annual Friendraiser is held at the historic William B. Blades House. This is a ticketed event for our membership and anyone who chooses to join the Historical Society before that day. The house is beautifully decorated for the occasion, the hors d'oeuvres and desserts are delicious, plentiful, and elegantly served, and the evening is filled with cheer. It is a much anticipated event. Creative masks, colorful beads, amazing decorations, great food, and prizes for best bling! Space is limited so reserve early.