New Bern Preservation Foundation, Inc.

Progress through Preservation

The mission of the New Bern Preservation Foundation is to preserve historically significant structures and sites in and around New Bern.



Volunteers, Lynne & John Price & Karen Monroe spreading the word at Mumfest

that President Washington is coming to town.


Annual Meeting


Big Success

Over 100 people turned up to elect new board and officers for 2015 and honor Bette & Buzz Mead.

Volunteer Bartenders, Steve O'Brien & Ben Parrish


Q: Who's hungry?

A: the people of New Bern

for a look inside the Depot.

About 1200 people came in to see the "before" picture of this historic building, Sunday September 22.

Dining at the Depot!


October 8, 2014

6-8 PM

Annual Meeting

the Berne Room

BridgePointe Hotel & Marina

& our biennial

super silent-auction ...

Just a few of our items so far......

Super Baskets filled with goodies

You don't even have to attend to bid

on some of our silent auction items:

Betsy Ross flag from A. Thompson Flags & Banners

cloth butterfly purse from Bags by Alma

one pound of fudge from Bear City Fudge Company

$25 gift certificate from Bear Essentials

New Bern cap from Bern Bear Gifts

two coasters from Carolina Creations

round of golf with cart for four at Carolina Colours

basket of goodies from the Galley Store

$40 gift certificate from Half Time Pub

bodacious basket of Wilmington gift certificates from Historic Wilmington Foundation

$25 gift certificate from Holiday House

$27 gift certificate from Kreative Catez

enamel coffee pot from Middle Street Antiques

Olive Oil Basket from MidTown Olive Oil

silver bracelet (pictured above) from Mike's Downtown Jewelers

mums from Mitchell Hardware

$15 gift certificate from Next Chapter Book Store

game from Snap Dragon

$45 gift certificate from Tonsorial Parlor

big Tommy Bahama bag from VashTi Fine Apparel

week at beach condo from Denise Willey

basket of homemade goodies from Emily Henson

Bird House from recycled parts (pictured above) from Jeff Garvey

Lenora Chauvin's famous run cake

nine pictures from Nancy Kubic

$15 certificate from Princess Nails

Helicopter Ride from Hubie Tolson

send your bids to




The May Preservation Month Event was

MAY 21 4-6 PM



If only they could let you slide down the poles...

(note: there are 2, 1 for Atlantic & 1 for Button)




There may not have been a prettier

Spring Homes Tour than the 2014.

A student from the Epiphany School explained artifacts found

during the restoration of the Daniel Shackelford House.




The 2014 New Bern Preservation Foundation Antique Show & Sale was a great show

even though it snowed (!)

NBPF President, Joe Mansfield, Board Member, Arnie Litteken, Event Co-Chair, Jim Hodges, Event Chair, Phyllis Hoffman, New Bern Mayor, Dana Outlaw, Alderman Dallas Blackiston, Interim City Manager, Mark Stephens, Penny Litteken



The Mission of the New Bern Preservation Foundation

is to preserve historically significant structures and sites

in and around New Bern.

Dallas Blackiston opened the doors of the Depot

for 80+ enthusiastic people November 2, 2013. 

Join the Depot 100.  Information at the bottom of this page.

NBPF Annual Christmas Party





OCTOBER 17, 6-8 PM


901 Pollock Street, corner of Pollock & Fleet Streets

Getting ready - the City Laundry never looked so elegant.

ET and Champ Mitchell being greeted by Jean Hawes and Mary Tait

Cindy Turco entertained, while Kathy and Peter Adolph, owners of the City Laundry, looked on.

Lynn and Bill Hand and many others enjoying the presentations.


Depot 100

celebrates New Roof

for Depot

NBPF president Joe Mansfield updating members of the Depot 100 on the progress and prospects of the New Bern Depot restoration at a roof raising party June 27, 2013.

The NC DOT grant was extended to include repointing of all the brick and replacement of missing or cracked bricks. 

\The next phase will be the restoration of the windows and interior of the west wing.  As you can see from the before picture below, there is much work to be done.  But at least the roof won't leak.

Join the Depot 100 and help in the Depot restoration. Form below.



Diamond Partner in Preservation

Precision Molding & Woodworks

Media Sponsor

Sun Journal

Platinum Partners in Preservation


Jim Hodges

Linda Lore

Nancy & Joe Mansfield

ET & Champ Mitchell

Mary & Ray Tait

Gold Partners in Preservation

Carolina East Health Systems

Emily & George Henson

Nancy & Bill Hollows

Carolyn & Charles Peterson

Ward and Smith, P.A.


Silver Partners in Preservation

Norman & Phyllis Hoffman

Gail Jessup Foundation

Kellum Law Firm

Arnie & Penny Litteken

Bob & Carol Mattocks

Bette & Buzz Mead

Paige & Rob Miller

Vieve Moeckel

Bronze Partners in Preservation

Coastal Carolina Health Care

Maria & John Cho

HomePlace Assisted Living &

McCarthy Court Independent Living

J. Randal Hunter, Esq,

Roselie & Dick McDevitt

Pat & Tom Schaible

Beth & Dick Wagner

Cheryl & John Young






The New Bern Preservation Foundation invites you to become a member of the


New Bern’s Union Station Depot is ready for total restoration.  The funds for the roof have been secured and we are raising funds to complete this wonderfully historic building.  The Foundation, in partnership with the City of New Bern and the North Carolina Railroad and You will..






The Depot 100 Campaign goal is to get 100 individuals to donate $100 per year for 5 years.   If you wish to remit your total 5-year pledge, you will receive a 17" x 22" print of the depot (image above).  Everyone will receive updates on the project and recognition from the Foundation thanking you for your participation. 


Please join us to SAVE THE DEPOT.  Checks should be made payable to the New Bern Preservation Foundation – Depot 100.   Or, you may use PayPal on our website:



Name    ___________________________________


Address ___________________________________




Phone   __________________________



___ Enclosed is my check for $100; please bill me annually.


___ Enclosed is my check for $500 for all 5 years.



__  yes, please send updates to my email address: _____________________



Want to make a donation to the Cause?

or just pay your dues?


Just click on "Make a Donation" below.


The New Bern Preservation Foundation, Inc. is an exempt
organization under sectionk501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

We are also classified as a public charity under sections 509 (a)(1)

and 170 (b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions to the New Bern Preservation Foundation are deductible under section 170

of the Code and we are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers

or gifts under section 2055, 2016 or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.


We are located at 510-B Pollock St., New Bern, NC 28560.

mailing address: PO Box 207

New Bern, NC  28563

telephone (252) 633-6448

fax (252) 633-4428


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