Wed 28th Feb
Wed 28th Feb
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Craven Community College’s Lifetime Learning presents New Bern in the American Revolution with speaker: Lindy Cummings, Research Historian, Tryon Palace.
The programs will be offered free to the public, and all with an interest are welcome to join us. If you are planning to attend, please register for the programs at www.cravencc.edu/HistoryLectures.
The CCC Lifetime Learning Center is pleased to announce the continuation of the New Bern History lecture series. Our goal is to engage the broader community and expand the understanding of, and the engagement in, the fascinating history of New Bern.
Cullman Performance Hall, 529 S. Front Street, New Bern, NC
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Thu 29th Feb
Thu 29th Feb
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Thu 7th Mar
Thu 7th Mar
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Wed 13th Mar
Wed 13th Mar
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Craven Community College’s Lifetime Learning presents Celebrating 250 years of Independence.2026 will mark the United States’ semi-quincentennial. A variety of organizations will share their plans to celebrate our country’s 250th anniversary. Learn how you can get involved.
The programs will be offered free to the public, and all with an interest are welcome to join us. If you are planning to attend, please register for the programs below.
The CCC Lifetime Learning Center is pleased to announce the continuation of the New Bern History lecture series. Our goal is to engage the broader community and expand the understanding of, and the engagement in, the fascinating history of New Bern.
Cullman Performance Hall, 529 S. Front Street, New Bern, NC
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Thu 14th Mar
Thu 14th Mar
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Sat 16th Mar
Sat 16th Mar
1:00 pm
4:00 pm
Harry Goodman Battlefield Adventure Day is an annual springtime event for the entire family held at the New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Trail. This Saturday afternoon event is filled with learning activities and living history. Young recruits and their parents are greeted by reenactors from the 5th, 7th, and 26th NC Regiments, 35th US Colored Troops, and artillery troops. The newly enlisted recruits participate in practice drills, Civil War period camp activities, crafts, and games. Adults and teens will enjoy living history presentations and a walking tour of the battlefield. The afternoon’s activities will conclude with an exciting mock battle reenactment that includes the children, a live-fire cannon demonstration, and fresh hot apple crisp made by the participants. The young recuits will “muster out” and receive their pay for their service. Click here for a complete list of activities.
*please note, no lunch is served with this program. No unaccompanied children; a parent or responsible adult must remain on site. 
New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Trl, New Bern, NC
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Thu 21st Mar
Thu 21st Mar
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Thu 21st Mar
6:00 pm
8:30 pm
The New Bern Historical Society’s newest storytelling event, the Hallowed Ground Lantern Tour, returns!
Take a 60-minute guided, lantern-lit walk through the wooded battlefield trails, where spirits from New Bern’s Civil War past will share their inspiring stories of courage and conviction. Our 2023 program featured:
◦ A devoted wife who bravely fought disguised as a man
◦ Friends who found themselves on opposing sides of the war
◦ An influential Freedwoman who changed the course of the war
◦ A skilled nurse who was also a plucky Confederate spy . . . and more!
Enjoy more tales in the tent after your tour. While you are waiting to begin your tour, visit with local reenactors from the 7th and 5th NC Regiments and 35th US Colored Troops, and see their encampment.
Not a battlefield tour or a program about the war, these are poignant human stories of the experiences of civilians, soldiers, formerly-enslaved persons, and others. These gripping narratives are largely based on letters, diaries, and contemporaneous accounts.
Plan about 90 minutes for the entire event, which includes time in the tent after the guided tour. For more details and FAQs, click here. Group sizes are limited. Walk-ins MAY be accommodated on a space-available basis but they will have a longer wait before beginning the tour.
Reservations recommended for a specific day and arrival time, but walk-ins will be accommodated. Reservations can be made below or at the New Bern Historical Society, 511 Broad Street, New Bern; phone 252.638.8558. Tickets on sale in February 2024.
New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Trl, New Bern, NC
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Fri 22nd Mar
Fri 22nd Mar
6:00 pm
8:30 pm
The New Bern Historical Society’s newest storytelling event, the Hallowed Ground Lantern Tour, returns!
Take a 60-minute guided, lantern-lit walk through the wooded battlefield trails, where spirits from New Bern’s Civil War past will share their inspiring stories of courage and conviction. Our 2023 program featured:
◦ A devoted wife who bravely fought disguised as a man
◦ Friends who found themselves on opposing sides of the war
◦ An influential Freedwoman who changed the course of the war
◦ A skilled nurse who was also a plucky Confederate spy . . . and more!
Enjoy more tales in the tent after your tour. While you are waiting to begin your tour, visit with local reenactors from the 7th and 5th NC Regiments and 35th US Colored Troops, and see their encampment.
Not a battlefield tour or a program about the war, these are poignant human stories of the experiences of civilians, soldiers, formerly-enslaved persons, and others. These gripping narratives are largely based on letters, diaries, and contemporaneous accounts.
Plan about 90 minutes for the entire event, which includes time in the tent after the guided tour. For more details and FAQs, click here. Group sizes are limited. Walk-ins MAY be accommodated on a space-available basis but they will have a longer wait before beginning the tour.
Reservations recommended for a specific day and arrival time, but walk-ins will be accommodated. Reservations can be made below or at the New Bern Historical Society, 511 Broad Street, New Bern; phone 252.638.8558. Tickets on sale in February 2024.
New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Trl, New Bern, NC
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Sat 23rd Mar
Sat 23rd Mar
6:00 pm
8:30 pm
The New Bern Historical Society’s newest storytelling event, the Hallowed Ground Lantern Tour, returns!
Take a 60-minute guided, lantern-lit walk through the wooded battlefield trails, where spirits from New Bern’s Civil War past will share their inspiring stories of courage and conviction. Our 2023 program featured:
◦ A devoted wife who bravely fought disguised as a man
◦ Friends who found themselves on opposing sides of the war
◦ An influential Freedwoman who changed the course of the war
◦ A skilled nurse who was also a plucky Confederate spy . . . and more!
Enjoy more tales in the tent after your tour. While you are waiting to begin your tour, visit with local reenactors from the 7th and 5th NC Regiments and 35th US Colored Troops, and see their encampment.
Not a battlefield tour or a program about the war, these are poignant human stories of the experiences of civilians, soldiers, formerly-enslaved persons, and others. These gripping narratives are largely based on letters, diaries, and contemporaneous accounts.
Plan about 90 minutes for the entire event, which includes time in the tent after the guided tour. For more details and FAQs, click here. Group sizes are limited. Walk-ins MAY be accommodated on a space-available basis but they will have a longer wait before beginning the tour.
Reservations recommended for a specific day and arrival time, but walk-ins will be accommodated. Reservations can be made below or at the New Bern Historical Society, 511 Broad Street, New Bern; phone 252.638.8558. Tickets on sale in February 2024.
New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Trl, New Bern, NC
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Thu 28th Mar
Thu 28th Mar
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Thu 4th Apr
Thu 4th Apr
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Thu 11th Apr
Thu 11th Apr
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Thu 18th Apr
Thu 18th Apr
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Thu 25th Apr
Thu 25th Apr
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Thu 2nd May
Thu 2nd May
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Fri 3rd May
Fri 3rd May
10:00 am
4:00 pm
The self-guided tour gives you the chance to see the interiors of very special homes in the Downtown and Riverside Historic Districts not normally open to the public, ranging from glorious to tiny, from 19th century to restorations in progress.
These are livable family homes with rich stories and diverse architecture that illustrates New Bern’s amazing history.  Add creative floral arrangements, live music, gardens in bloom, artists, historical churches, and a 1920s-themed garden party to the mix for an unforgettable tour!
Downtown New Bern, New Bern, NC, 28560, United States
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Sat 4th May
Sat 4th May
10:00 am
4:00 pm
The self-guided tour gives you the chance to see the interiors of very special homes in the Downtown and Riverside Historic Districts not normally open to the public, ranging from glorious to tiny, from 19th century to restorations in progress.
These are livable family homes with rich stories and diverse architecture that illustrates New Bern’s amazing history.  Add creative floral arrangements, live music, gardens in bloom, artists, historical churches, and a 1920s-themed garden party to the mix for an unforgettable tour!
Downtown New Bern, New Bern, NC, 28560, United States
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Thu 9th May
Thu 9th May
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Thu 16th May
Thu 16th May
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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Thu 23rd May
Thu 23rd May
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of luxury possible.
“Life on the Lesser Stairs” will take you on a tour of the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office to shine a light on the individuals who also called the Palace home but whose lives were not as glamorous.
Tour goes to the Palace, Stables, and Kitchen Office first floors. Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St., New Bern, NC, 28562, United States
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