Trust everyone is having a Happy New Year.
This Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2014 at 2 pm, we are partnering with the
Historic Dryborough Neighborhood Association and other organizations
to present a program "Historic Dryborough: A Forgotten Town." In
1806, Dryborough was the second incorporated town in Craven County.
Please see press release at http://www.ENCFamilies.org for more info. The
event is free and open to the public at the New Bern-Craven County
Public Library. We look forward to seeing you there.
Also, a few other events that are happening in Eastern North Carolina
that you may find of interest. This is by no means a complete list.
Please see our website for a listing of more genealogical and
historical societies to visit their websites and to download a PDF of
the events. http://www.encfamilies.org/Area_History_Events.html
On Friday, Feb. 7th, Saturday, Feb. 8th, and Sunday, Feb. 9th, 2014,
the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington North Carolina hosts the Battle of
Forks Road Living History Weekend. Please see these websites for more
info: http://www.cameronartmuseum.org/ or
On Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2014 from 9 am to 12 Noon, the Colonial Branch
of the English Speaking Union will host the 20th Annual Area High
School Students Shakespeare Competition at the New Bern-Craven County
Public Library. Come hear the words of the Bard. It is free and open
to the public. Please visit the ESU website to learn more:
On Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 2014 at 7 pm, the Craven County Genealogical
Society's program at the New Bern LDS Church will be "What is a
Clerk", presented by Ms. Terri W. Sharpe, Clerk of Superior Court of
Craven County. She will give some highlights about the structure and
duties at the Clerk's office. She will also talk about the Estates
division, information they have, how estates are administered, how
wills are filed and safeguarded, and about public terminals for
research. It is free and open to the public. Membership is
encouraged. Please see their website for more info:
On Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 2014 at 7 pm, the Ancestor Seekers of Farmville
will host historian Mr. Bill Kittrell at the Farmville Public Library
for a program "Genealogy and Local History with Bill Kittrell." All
interested in genealogy and local history are encourage to attend this
free event. Mr. Kittrell is a wealth of information about Pitt County
and surrounding areas. Please see their website for more info:
On Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 2014 at 11:30 am, the New Bern Historical
Society's February Lunch & Learn at The Chelsea Restaurant will
feature Mrs. Carol Bonner Becton, a retired educator and native New
Bernian, who will speak about "African American Inventors." Please
see their website for more info about making a luncheon reservation:
On Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 2014 at 7 pm, the New Bern Civil War
Roundtable's topic is the "35th Virginia Calvary" and will meet at the
New Bern Fireman's Museum, 410 Hancock Street. It is free and open to
the public. Membership is encouraged. For more info, contact Mr.
Pete Meyer at 252.670.3678 or email@example.com .
On Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2014 at 7 pm, the Heritage Genealogical
Society which serves Greene, Jones, and Lenoir will host Mr. Dennis E.
Jones, a retired educator and historian, who will talk about the
"Kinston Hangings" that occurred during the War Between The States.
These men were former Confederate soldiers who had joined the Union
Army and were captured at Beech Grove during the Battle of Batchelor's
Creek in Craven County. The HGS meets at Lenoir Community College in
Kinston in the Heritage Place Library and Museum in the Learning
Resources Center. It is free and open to the public. Membership is
encouraged. Please see their website for more info:
On Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 2014 at 7 pm, the Pitt County Family
Researchers will host their monthly "Genealogy Roundtable" at the
Sheppard Memorial Library at 530 Evans Street, Greenville. It is free
and open to the public. Membership is encouraged. Please see their
website for more info: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncpcfr/
On Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2014 at 7 pm, the Greene County Family
Researchers will meet at the Greene County Museum. The speaker for the
evening will be Mr. Victor T. Jones, Jr. Victor is the Special
Collections Librarian at the Kellenberger Room at the New Bern- Craven
County Public Library. His program will be about "Genealogy records
involving children (apprentice bonds, guardian bonds, school records,
and bastardy bonds)." He will also speak about the records available
in the Kellenberger Room. Victor is a past-president of the North
Carolina Genealogical Society and has published many genealogical
records and family histories. It is free and open to the public.
Membership is encouraged. Please see their website for more info:
On Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2014 at 7 pm, Tryon Palace will host Tami
Tyree, an actress, historian, musicologist, and featured vocalist in
the movie "12 Years a Slave," will help Tryon Palace celebrate Black
History month with a musical lecture entitled "New York and the
19th-Century Slavery Question." It is part of their monthly African
American Lecture Series in Cullman Performance Hall and is free and
open to the public. Please see their website for more info:
On Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 2014 at 2:30 pm, The New Bern-Craven County
Public Library will host the 5th Annual Black History Month
Celebration. This year's theme is God Is Trying To Tell You
Something. Hosted by Terris Lovelle, the program will feature poetry,
biography, skits and praise and worship dance. The program is free and
open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Hayden H. Jones
Auditorium. No registration required. Please visit their website for
more info: http://newbern.cpclib.org/nbccpl/events.html
On Monday, Feb. 24th, 2014 at 7 pm, the Pamlico County Historical
Association will host a book signing for Mrs. Marva Fisher Baldwin,
retired educator, and her daughter, Mrs. Dawn Baldwin Gibson, a
current educator, who together have written "a book of true family
stories passed down through the generations about their ancestors who
were slaves in Eastern North Carolina." The last time they spoke to
the PCHA it was standing room only. It is free and open to the
public. Please see their website for more info:
On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 11:30 am, the New Bern Historical
Society's March Lunch & Learn at The Chelsea Restaurant will feature
Mr. Skip Riddle, historian, who will speak about "Where have all the
young men gone ... Searching for the Fallen" about what happened to
those who fought and died in the Battle of New Bern, March 14, 1862.
Please see their website for more info about making a luncheon
On Saturday, March 15th, 2014, the Family History Society of Eastern
North Carolina will celebrate our 4th Anniversary and will feature
Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle, Professor of History at UNC-Wilmington. Dr.
Fonvielle is a noted Civil War historian and a descendant of the
French Huguenots who settled Craven County in the early 1700s. Please
sign-up for our email newsletter at http://www.ENCFamilies.org to be notified
once we have the final details.
On Saturday, March 15th and Sunday, March 16th, 2014, Tryon Palace
will host a "Civil War Weekend: A Family Divided." Please see their
website for more info: www.TryonPalace.org and
On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014, the Jones County Historical Society
will host their Annual Meeting & Dinner. Please contact Mrs. Shirley
Eubanks at 252.224.7611 for more info.
On Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th, 2014, the New Bern
Historical Society will host their annual Spring Homes and Gardens
Tour. Please see their website for more info:
On Saturday, April 26th, the Friends of Portsmouth Island will host
their bi-annual Portsmouth Island Homecoming. Step back in time and
experience the wonder of the Portsmouth Island. Please see their
website for more info: http://www.FriendsOfPortsmouthIsland.org
On Friday, May 30th and Saturday, May 31st, the Family History Society
of Eastern North Carolina will host our bi-annual Family History Fair.
It is a time for all the people of ENC to come together to celebrate
the rich cultural heritage of the area. View family history boards.
Visit the info tables of genealogical, historical, and family history
societies from all over Eastern North Carolina. You may meet a new
found cousin! Please sign-up for our email newsletter at
http://www.ENCFamilies.org to be notified once we have the final details.
Note: We have endeavored to make sure the above is accurate. Please
verify the date and time with the hosting organization.
All The Best,
Explore Your Family Tree
The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina
Learn about the many Upcoming Area Family History Events!
Historic Dryborough: A Forgotten Town
A Special Historic Free Program Presented By
The Historic Dryborough Neighborhood Association and Partners
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 2 pm
New Bern-Craven County Public Library
Heritage Park Project
Remember Your Ancestors or Honor Your Loved Ones
With a Lasting Granite Inscription in Heritage Park
In the Heart of Downtown New Bern.
John Lawson Legacy Days
Celebrating Pioneer Heritage
Friday, Nov. 7 & Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
Grifton Historical Museum & Indian Village
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