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The New Bern Historical Society has been celebrating New Bern's rich heritage since 1923.  Membership support and tax-deductible donations go toward educational programs and stewardship of important historic properties.  As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that receives no federal, state or local funding, the support of our members is vitally important to us.

As a New Bern Historical Society (NBHS) member, you enjoy discounts for Society events and programs while supporting our vital mission.  You are also invited to attend several exclusive annual member-only events: the Annual Volunteer and New Member Social and the Annual Banquet held each spring.

Never miss a popular event: members get first notice.  When you join, we will keep you updated on our programs and events through email updates and Historically Speaking, our quarterly newsletter sent by mail.  Members also receive a copy of the annual New Bern Historical Society Journal, a carefully curated publication of historical articles related to New Bern and the Craven County area.

Click here for a complete list of the benefits of Historical Society membership

Click here for downloadable membership brochure

With so much always going on you will want to be a part of our organization.  Become a member of the New Bern Historical Society or renew your existing membership online today!

Join or Renew Here:

  • You may join at any point in the year. Membership is good for one year.
  • Shortly after joining you will receive a welcome letter and new member packet.
  • You don't need a PayPal account to proceed -- you will be prompted to enter a credit card if you choose.
  • To update your mailing address and phone number, or for membership questions, please call or email the NBHS office at 252.638.8558.

Please contribute to the Annual Fund!

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Historical Society receives no state or local funding. We fundraise year-round through events like Ghostwalk, homes tours, and the golf tournament, but these events only cover about 40% of our operating costs. Your tax-deductible donations are critically important in helping maintain three historic buildings and Battlefield Park. Any gift of any amount is deeply appreciated.

Thank you for your support!

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