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for Journal of the New Bern Historical Society Vol. 8 Issue 1, Nov 1995
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Large patches of red spider lilies (Lycoris radiata) bloom all around New Bern in mid-September. The lilies were first planted by the Roberts family, and the progeny of the lilies has spread throughout the southeast. In order to grow red spider lilies, horticulturalists should consider several cautionary facts regarding its growing zone.
In their new book, The Battle of New Bern, Richard Sauers and Will Gorges present new information and perspectives on the battle and Civil War history. The book offers much greater detail of how the battle was fought, won by Union forces, and the aftermath.
Reverend James Reed, also known as Parson Reed, laid the foundation for public education in New Bern and North Carolina over two-hundred years ago. Reed led construction of the first chartered school in North Carolina, which eventually became the New Bern Academy.
Emily Wilson is the author of Memories of New Bern. The book is an oral history based on conversations with longtime residents, and captures how the town has changed over a lifetime of memories.
Based on serendipitous finds in a Venezuela library in 1991-1992, staff members at Tryon Palace, New Bern are now engaged in an arduous effort to update our conception of what Governor Tryon’s mansion and gardens actually looked like in the eighteenth century. The discovery is based on sketches and notes by the Palace architect John Hawks.