New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

Treasures of the Kellenberger Room

Treasures of the Kellenberger RoomThe Kellenberger Room of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library will have on exhibit during the Jubilee month of September a number of the earliest and most interesting items from their local history collections.

Included among the documents, pamphlets, and books illustrating the early history of New Bern and Craven County will be an original 1720 land patent for land along the Neuse River signed by Gov. Charles Eden and Thomas Pollock; the 1753 Custis Family Bible of New Bern; the 1753 Lot Entry Book for the Town of New Bern; Abstract of the Army Accounts of the North-Carolina Line, 1794; the 1812 New Testament of the North Carolina branch of the DeGraffenried Family; the sheet music for William Gaston’s The Old North State; Vincent Colyer’s Report of the Services Rendered by the Freed People to the United States Army, in North Carolina, in the Spring of 1862, after the Battle of Newbern; Mary Bayard Clarke’s volumes of poetry Wood-Notes; memorabilia of New Bern’s 1910 Bicentennial, as well as many other items.

The exhibit will be on view during regular hours in the main foyer of the library at 400 Johnson Street and is free to the public. For further information contact John Green or Victor Jones at 638-7808.

Some images of the exhibit are available on our facebook page.

Full list of items on display.