Like most non-profit organizations, the New Bern Historical Society runs on the efforts of its volunteers. Each year, the Society takes time to publicly recognize a number of those who go above and beyond, usually at a special banquet. But not in this COVID-restricted time.

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The Newcomer’s Award was presented to two outstanding volunteers for their significant contributions over the last two years.

Lori Favre was recognized for her efforts as Ghostwalk cemetery director and script writer, and her work on Honour, The Musical.

Jay DeLoach earned the award as the new editor of the annual Historical Journal.

The Battlefield Award for leadership and dedication to the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park went to Jonathan Segal for making possible the new Battlefield Park audio walking tour app, which will be available by this fall.

The Education Award for outstanding achievement presenting New Bern’s history to the public went to Bill Hand, author and director of the hit historical play Honour, The Musical.

The Ambassadorship Award for promoting the organization through volunteer service was presented to the terrific Administrative Office Volunteer Team: Carole Graham, Paula Quinn, Susan Fuleihan, Terri Hickman, Cheryl Jukich, and Sydney Basden.

The Extended Service Award was earned by Carl Huddle for his tremendous support over many years as a volunteer, board member, and donor, particularly at Battlefield Park.

The Director’s Award was presented to Nancy Hitchcock for her outstanding work as Ghostwalk director and producer of Honour, The Musical.

Woolie McEnally earned the President’s award for committing his leadership, talents, and resources as the editor of the New Bern Historical Society Historical Journal.

Historical Society President Joe Hunt is extremely pleased to honor these members. “Our success is due to the hundreds of hours given freely by our wonderful volunteers. We are delighted to recognize this talented group and want to celebrate each and every one of our devoted volunteers.”

The mission of the New Bern Historical Society is to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education. Offices are located in the historic Attmore-Oliver House at 511 Broad Street in New Bern. For more information, call 252-638-8558 or go or


Bill Hand
Lorie Favre
Jon Segal
Jay DeLoach
Carl and Campbell Huddle
Nancy Hitchcock
Paula Quinn
Susan Fuleihan
Woolie McEnally


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