Craven County Digital History Exhibit

In Honor of His Excellency 
ye Honorable Oliver Max Gardner..., 1929

Title: In Honor of His Excellency ye Honorable Oliver Max Gardner Governor of ye State of North Carolina and his Good Ladye...

Creator: Historic Celebration Committee .

Subject: New Bern (N.C.)--History
              Gardner, Oliver Max, 1882-1947 

Description: Invitation, program, and list of open houses for the Historic Celebration and Pageant held in New Bern on June 11, 1929.

Publisher: Not stated.

Date: June 11, 1929

Type: Text

Format:  4 pages.

Identifier: Nunn Collection (#3)

Source: Donation.

Coverage: New Bern (N.C.)

Rights: Permission to use this item must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

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In Honor of His Excellency
ye Honorable Oliver Max Gardner
Governor of ye
State of North Carolina and his Good Ladye


On ye Eleventh day of
June in ye year of Our Lord, MCMXXIX [1929]
ye inhabitants of ye
Olde New Berne Towne
in ye State of North Carolina will hold an
Historic Celebration and Pageant
beginning at ye Eleventh Hour of ye Morning
to whom ye honor of your presence is requested

[Picture of the seal of New Bern]




10:30 O'clock
Entrance in Town of Governor and Mrs. Gardner. Stage coach and outriders.


Welcome from portico of house occupied by George Washington in 1791.

Review of Historic Parade from residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bishop, at one time the home of Judge Manley, and once occupied by President Monroe and John C. Calhoun.

Luncheon served to Honor Guests, under famous Cypress Tree on Neuse River shore.

2:00 O'clock
Band Concert on Neuse River shore.

2:45 O'clock
Presentation of Swiss Minister, National Government officials, and State official guests, on river shore.

4:00 to 5:30 O'clock
"Open House" will be kept in fourteen of the find old homes. These are filled with priceless antiques, for which the town is famous.

8:00 O'clock
Historic Pageant. Honoring Governor and Mrs. Gardner.

10:00 O'clock
Colonial Ball. Honoring the Swiss Minister and Madam Peter, and the descendants of Baron Christopher de Graffenreid who settled the town in 1710.


Old Homes Open from 4 to 5:30
(Indicated by a soldier and flag at entrance)


Located on Broad Street:
Hollister House
Oliver House

Located on Lord Pollock Street:
Stevenson House
Hyman House
Warren-Justice House

Located on East Front Street--River Shore:
Duffy-Oaksmith House
Bishop-Emory House
Justice House
Hartsfield Garden
Moulton-Vail House
Jones-Smallwood House
Slover-Slave House

Located on Governor Johnson Street:
Bradham-Slover House

Located at Corner of Lord Craven and Gov. Johnson St.:
Duffy-Jerkins House

Located on Middle Street:
Lee House--Headquarters of "Light Horse Harry" Lee (Father of General Robert E.Lee).

Church Relics Shown:
First Baptist Church (Middle Street)
Presbyterian Church (New Street)
Episcopal Church (Pollock Street)
Catholic Church (Middle Street)

Remaining Wing of Tryon Palace, First Capitol of North Carolina, near Trent River on King George's Road. (Not open to visitors.)

Located on Hancock Street:
Masonic Lodge Room


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Images scanned by John B. Green, III.  Text prepared by John B. Green, III and Victor T. Jones, Jr.
This page last edited on August 21, 2018.

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