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Foster’s Raid Exhibit Opening and Christmas Open House at the CSS Neuse

Event Description

Take a trip downtown on Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to see the beautiful lights and sounds of our annual Christmas Parade and enjoy our activities at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center. The Christmas parade will begin downtown at 10:00 a.m. and afterwards, visitors can enjoy hot cider and cookies in the museum. Visitors will also have a chance to make Victorian Christmas crafts. Admission is required for the exhibit opening. Cookies and crafts are free.

After the parade, join us for the unveiling of our new exhibit about Foster's Raid at 11:00 a.m., accompanied by a Foster's Raid presentation from Mr. Randy Sauls, a member of the Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield Commission, at 11:30. This December marks the 155th anniversary of Union General John G. Foster’s raid through eastern North Carolina, December 11-20, 1862, during which the First Battle of Kinston, Battle of Whitehall, and Battle of Goldsboro Bridge were fought. The new exhibit highlights the entire campaign and the men who fought in it through graphic panels and unique artifacts from the museum’s collection.