New Bern Firemen's Museum
Programs and Events

BBQ IN Blue jeans: Bring your dancing shoes! Join us for our very popular annual fundraiser on Friday, January 17, 2014. Doors open at 6:00PM and dinner is at 7:00PM. Wear your blue jeans and enjoy a great barbeque dinner from Moore's Barbeque including ribs, chicken, sides and dessert. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.


Funds raised at this event help support the many activities of the New Bern Firemen's Museum including their plans to complete the restoration of the Central Fire Station, circa 1928, located on Broad Street. The building will house interactive exhibits as well as the many important relics that have already been collected to further demonstrate the City's legacy of firefighting. Attendees at BBQ in Blue Jeans will be able to make their own history by purchasing a 4"x8" brick or 8"x8" paver to leave a legacy in support of this capital project. The event is an excellent way to market your business in front of more than 600 attendees and sponsorships are still available ~ please call or email the Museum if you are interested!


central fire station renovation campaign: The Friends of the Firemen's Museum is in the process of raising $200,000 to complete the restoration of the Central Fire Station on Broad Street to its 1928 appearance, reinterpret existing exhibits and install new interactive exhibits in the restored space. There are many exciting opportunities to name an area or an exhibit in memory or in honor of a loved one. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the museum or talk to a Friends of the Museum Board Member.


Fire Safety Programs: New Bern Fire-Rescue offers a variety of education opportunities for adults, as well as children. The Fire Prevention Bureau offers Fire Extinguisher Classes, as well as a variety of lecture presentations on Fire Life Safety Education. For more information on public education for your organization or place of business, please call (252) 639-2931.


Host Your Event: The New Bern Firemen’s Museum is a great location for birthday parties, receptions, meetings and other gatherings. For more information on planning your special event, please call (252) 636-4087.