About the Kellenberger Room
The Kellenberger Room houses the Local History and Genealogy Collection of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. The room is named in memory of May Gordon Latham Kellenberger. Mrs. Kellenberger was instrumental in the restoration of Tryon Palace, and upon her death, she left a large trust fund to finance local history projects in New Bern and Craven County. It was with funds from the Kellenberger Foundation that this room was built and furnished in a remodeling project completed in 1992. Materials in the collection consist of books, microfilm, photographs, vertical files, oral histories, CD-ROM databases and online databases.
The hours of operation are as follows:
- Monday through Thursday: 9 to 9
- Friday and Saturday: 9 to 6
- Sunday: 2 to 6 (closed on Sundays from June 14 through September 6, 2009)
These hours are subject to change due to illness, vacations, or holidays; so if you plan to visit from a distance, you may wish to call ahead at 252-638-7808 or 252-638-7807.