This Black History Month, the North Carolina Museum of History will provide family-centric online programs with a focus on the Green Book, a travel guide created for African American travelers during the Jim Crow era, and a look into social issues. An associated traveling panel display and other museum exhibits, as well as the Museum Shop, are all open to the public with special hours and protocols! Admission is free. Top Five Things to Do This Month Celebrate Black History Month, virtually, by exploring educational resources, programs, and exhibits honoring African American stories. Relax as a family during a reading of Ruth and the Green Book and discussions of theRead More →

When PBS wants somebody with the knowledge of not only the history of New Bern, but also the stories of the people, who do they call?  Native New Bernian Nelson McDaniel, of course. The New Bern Historical Society also turns to Nelson, who will present Voices in the Cause of Freedom, released online on Feb. 24, 2021 at www.NewBernHistorical.org/virtual-programs.  This is a free presentation. “People of New Bern have contributed greatly to the creation and improvement of the United States and the cause of freedom for 300 years,” explains Nelson.  “In this talk we’ll highlight a few of these major contributors to the cause ofRead More →

The Next Chapter Books & Art celebrates the release of issue 2 of The Next Chapter Literary Magazine at ArtWalk Friday, Jan. 8 from 5-8 p.m. The Next Chapter Literary Magazine is edited by Michelle Garren Flye, local author and owner of The Next Chapter Books & Art, and features stories, essays, poems, art and photography from Eastern North Carolina authors and artists. “This area is full of creative people,” Flye said. “I wanted to showcase that. The magazine includes authors you can find on my store’s shelves, but it also includes new authors and artists you may never have heard of.” The January 2021Read More →