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3rd Annual Family History Fair and Heritage Weekend
Friday, June 1st Saturday, June 2nd Sunday, June 3rd
The event will also include exhibits by area libraries, genealogical, historical, and cultural groups as well as family photo displays, kids history activities, door prizes, and a tea cup auction. The exhibits, displays, kids' activities, and beginning genealogy classes are free and open to the public.
Friday, June 1st, 9 am to 5 pm
Exhibitors Family Photo Boards
Six Family History Research Classes with the North Carolina State Archives and State Library will feature Debbi Blake, North Carolina Archives Public Services Supervisor; Chris Meekins, North Carolina State Archivist; Kay Tillotson, North Carolina State Library Genealogy Research Librarian; and Jefferson Currie, Native American Research Specialist. Topics covered will include "Resources Available Onsite and Online at the North Carolina State Archives and Library", "Researching Revolutionary War, Civil War, African American, and Native American Ancestry." Family History Research Classes: Pre-paid registration is $25 by May 26th, after, $35. A pre-paid box lunch is also available for $8 by May 26th, after $10.
Saturday, June 2nd, 9 am to 5 pm
Exhibitors Family Photo Boards
300th Heritage Luncheon Featuring The Civil War in ENC Presentation by Mr. Chris Meekins, Archivist, NC State Archives, and the beautiful voices of The Heritage Chorale of Eastern North Carolina. The luncheon menu includes Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce and Baked Chicken, Garden Salad, Garlic Bread, Strawberry & Blueberry Shortcake, and Coffee, Tea (Sweet/Unsweet), or Water. Veggie Pasta (Red or White Sauce) is also available. Pre-paid luncheon tickets are $20 by May 26th, after $25.
Free Kids Event (9 am to Noon and 2 pm to 4pm): Make Historical Crafts, Hear Stories, Pet an Alpaca (9a-12p), Sit on an Antique Tractor, and more Fun Activities!
Free Beginning Genealogy Classes at 10 am and 3pm include "How Do I Start My Family History?" by Barbara Ordione Kerr sponsored by The Pamlico County Family History Library, Museum, and Heritage Center, "Getting the Most Out of the Federal Census Reports" by Carolyn Smith and Lois Gregory sponsored by The Craven County Genealogical Society, and "Researching DAR Records Online" by Lou Tate Walker and Carolyn Clemmer McCulley sponsored by The Richard Dobbs Spaight DAR Chapter.
Sunday, June 3rd, 10am to 1pm
Heritage Park Brunch & Ground-Breaking Ceremony
Enjoy a wonderful brunch which includes Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Sausage Patties, Biscuits, Breakfast Gravy for Biscuits, Pancakes with Butter & Syrup, Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes, Sliced Fruit, and Coffee, Water, or Assorted Juices (Orange, Tomato and Grapefruit). $15 by 5/26, After $20.
The Heritage Park Ground-Breaking Ceremony will take place at 2 pm at 300 Pollock Street at Craven Street at New Bern City Hall.
Tickets and registration forms are available at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center and the New Bern-Craven County Farmers Market. More information and registration forms are also available online at www.ENCFamilies.org or by calling 252.349.0405. We look forwarding to seeing everyone as we gather to celebrate Craven County's 300th Anniversary!
Heritage Park Project
Remember, Honor, and Celebrate Your Ancestors and Loved Ones In A Lasting Way
Volunteer to assist with the Family History Fair
If you would like to help out with the Family History Fair for a few hours, we would be delighted to have you.
Assist with the Class Sign-In and Registration on Friday, June 1st from 7:30 am to 9 am. (1.5 hour shift)
Assist with Luncheon Sign-In on Saturday, June 2nd from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. (1 hour shift)
Assist with Brunch Sign-In on Sunday, June 3rd from 10 am to 12 noon. (1 hour shift)
Assist with Welcome Table on Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. (2 hour shifts)
Assist with the Kids' Event on Saturday, June 2nd from 8 am to 12 Noon and 2 pm to 4pm. (2 hour shifts)
Each person assisting will receive a free Bear Town Bears Commemorative Calendar.
If you would like to assist, please email us and let us know what you would like to do and when.
All the Best,
The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina
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