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education Whether you’re a resident of New Bern or a visitor interested in learning about the area, the New Bern Historical Society is here to help you discover the area’s rich history.  Dine and discover with our popular Lunch & Learn series, attend informative lectures throughout the year, explore the region’s heritage through our annual […]

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Academy Museum

Face to Face: Civil War Sketches and Stories at the Academy Museum, 508 New Street, New Bern, NC Hours of Operation: Fridays thru Sundays, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Experience New Bern’s Occupation through the eyes of African Americans, Confederates, Union soldiers, and women caught between both North and South with this fascinating new exhibit at the New

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This Month in New Bern History – August 2021

A New Bern Trailblazer by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society Photo courtesy of Samuel J. Battle was born in New Bern on January 16, 1883. Weighing in at 16 pounds, he was recorded as the largest baby born in North Carolina. Samuel would eventually grow to be 6″3″ tall and over 280

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