Downtown Calendar

Discover 300 years of history, a thriving art scene, music and more! There’s always something fun to discover in New Bern, NC.

Quilt Exhibit from Twin Rivers Quilters Guild

This exhibit displays beautifully unique and never-before-seen quilts from the Twin Rivers Quilters Guild and showcases various types of quilting techniques, ranging from long-arm to hand-quilted, and appliqué. Quilts will vary in size, color, pattern and material. The quilts will be on display in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery in the North Carolina History Center January […]

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North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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African American Heritage Tour Lecture

Tryon Palace’s African American Heritage Walking Tour explores the history and heritage of more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern. New Bern served as a haven for many African Americans during the early stages of the Civil War after Union forces occupied New Bern in 1862. The city’s African American population was the […]

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$6
North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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How Did We Get Here from There?

NEW BERN, NC, Following WWII, New Bern’s waterfront area was rather an eyesore.  Now we have the beautiful award-winning downtown we all love. How did that happen?  The New Bern Historical Society will host Susan Moffat-Thomas, retired Executive Director, Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp, as she describes that 40-year process. On Sunday, Feb. 23 at […]

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$13
North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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How Did We Get Here from There? 2

NEW BERN, NC, Following WWII, New Bern’s waterfront area was rather an eyesore.  Now we have the beautiful award-winning downtown we all love. How did that happen?  The New Bern Historical Society will host Susan Moffat-Thomas, retired Executive Director, Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp, as she describes that 40-year process. On Sunday, Feb. 23 at […]

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$13
North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology

Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator, will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History […]

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$6
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab

Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon Palace Conservation Lab.

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$6
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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First Friday: “Revolutionary War”

On Friday, March 6, join Gary Riggs, Tryon Palace Interpretive Programs Coordinator, as he discusses the Revolutionary War.

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$6
North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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Recipe Resurrection

Tryon Palace is excited to introduce a brand new event, Recipe Resurrection! Join us on Saturday, March 7 for an intimate tour of the Kitchen Office focused on food, kitchen gadgets and the people who made it all possible. Guests will also learn about 18th-century recipes and how to interpret them for the modern kitchen […]

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$85 – $100
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop

Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor of the house. The costumer will discuss historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects […]

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$6
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Confederate Hospitals in Coastal North Carolina Lunch & Learn

NEW BERN, NC, Author and historian Wade Sokolosky returns to the New Bern Historical Society’s Lunch & Learn at the Chelsea restaurant on Wednesday, March 11 at 11:30am to discuss the extensive efforts to take care of wounded during the Civil War. At the start of the Civil War there existed a misconception that the conflict […]

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$17 – $22
The Chelsea, 335 Middle St.
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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