May 1

Through the Looking Glass: “A Journey with the Storytellers”

calendar icon May 01, 2023 – Jan 08, 2024
clock icon Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM thru 5:00 PM; Sunday – 12 noon – 5:00 PM
pin icon Duffy Exhibition Gallery, NC History Center

The 100th Anniversary of the New Bern Historical Society brings the opportunity to share the myriad stories that make up the history of New Bern.  Visitors will encounter stories of individuals and events through images, artifacts and experiences that tell the stories of our past and those stories that we continue to live.  Exhibit is FREE to view.

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Oct 13

Try-Yarn at the Palace | Fiber: Past, Present, and Future

calendar icon Oct 13, 2023 – Oct 14, 2023
clock icon 10 AM – 4 PM
pin icon Commission House

Explore fibers from the past, present, and future at Tryon Palace. We will demonstrate the historical process of spinning and weaving, and show how raw, natural materials are made into a completed woven product. Various textile fabrics through the ages will be on display, as well as textile tools, wool samples and preps, and samples of 18th century clothing. This program is presented in collaboration with the Seacoast Spinners and Weavers Guild.

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Oct 14
Man dressed in colonial attire with table of colonial medicines and tinctures

18th Century Apothecary Workshop – Become an Apothecary Apprentice with Dr. Charles Brett

calendar icon Oct 14, 2023
clock icon 10 a.m. – Noon
pin icon Wainwright Room, NC History Center

If you found yourself ill or needing surgery in the 18th century, would you know what to do? Embrace your inner Claire Fraser on October 14, during a workshop presented by Charles Brett, an Apothecary-Surgeon.  Join Dr. Brett as an apprentice for discussions on the various roles found in an 18th century medical practice. You will learn to identify local and imported ingredients for medicinal recipes, and their uses in treating ailments and diseases. As one of his apprentices, you will compound your own medicinal recipe to take home. Finally, a lesson on surgery and bandage application will complete this interactive lesson. Follow up reading material will be available in the Museum Shop on the day of the program. Call: 252-639-3525 for more information.

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