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Celebrating 250 years of Independence in 2026

March 13 @ 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.

Guest speakers include:

LeRae Unfleet, Team Lead: America250NC
Madeline  Flagler, Education Branch Head; Tryon Palace
Sims Wayt, 250 Committee Chair, New Bern Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Gary Gillette, 250 Chair, New Bern Chapter Sons of the American Revolution
Kathy Morrison, 250 Chair, New Bern Historical Society
Tammy Rodriguez, Manager, Craven County Visitors Center

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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