Camera group works with historic society to save images

Wanda-InnStarNews Online
January 21, 2014

By Zeinab Savage – StarNews Intern

 

In an effort to preserve the history of the federal point region, the Cape Fear Camera Club is assisting Federal Point Historic Preservation Society with its Digital Image Project.

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society, which works to preserve the history of the area from Monkey Junction to Fort Fisher, created this project two years ago. The primary goal is to archive local pictures of families, businesses and landscapes for people to look back on.

The club is currently taking pictures for the project and will continue to do so for one year.

The digital pictures taken by the camera club will be displayed in an exhibit in the spring of 2014.

Pictures donated will be archived and possibly used for future exhibits.

The donated pictures are scanned and given back to the owners.

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New Exhibit: ‘Medical Service at Fort Fisher’

Fort Fisher’s 149th Anniversary Program
to focus on Medical Service at Fort Fisher, New Exhibit

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will commemorate the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher with the living history program, “Always near the front, with instruments and tourniquets: The Medical Service at Fort Fisher.”

Held from 10 am-4 pm, this free program will focus on medical and health care available to soldiers on both sides of the 1865 battle. Civil War re-enactors will set up displays and discuss period medical tools and the care of sick and wounded soldiers.

Civil War Surgery in Field Hospital

Civil War Surgery in Field Hospital

Infantry units will conduct the manual of arms and participate in firing demonstrations, as well as talk about camp life and garrison duty. Artillery units will conduct drills and firing with the site’s rifled and banded 32-pound cannon and the site’s bronze 12-pound Napoleon cannon. Civil War sutlers and a period photographer will be on hand and tours of the site will be conducted throughout the day.

Ansley Wegner, author of Phantom Pain: North Carolina’s Artificial Limb Program for Confederate Veterans, will talk about North Carolina’s Artificial Limb program after the Civil War. read more

Oral History – Mike Robertson – Part 2 “Kure Beach Pier”

Interview by Jeannie and John Gordon

Kure Beach Fishing PierDad bought Kure Pier in ’52, he had a man there at Kure Beach, his name was Marshall Lowder. He ran a tackle shop. And if you’ll look at some of the pictures, you’ll see Bill Robertson’s Pier, and Lowder’s Tackle Shop in them. On some of the other pictures, downtown where Freddie’s is now, there’s a picture that I’ve seen that says Lowder’s Tackle Shop.

So Dad got Marshall to run the pier and he and Punky played. And he and Punky went SCUBA diving, Punky taught him how to fish, course this was not every day, but they messed around a lot.

He knew that what he had to do was sell Bill Robertson and sell Kure Beach and sell Kure Pier. Then he got into real estate because he figured that if, which has happened, that someone would buy a home, then they would rent it out for the other weeks that they weren’t going to be here and that would help make the mortgage here. And it pretty much worked. I mean he sold a bunch of property, my grandfather, too.

During the War there were a lot of barracks down at the base. They took all those buildings and brought them up this way. I can’t remember, I want to say it was $500 to buy a house. I want to say it was $200 for the lot and $250 for the house and $50 to have it moved and ….. They housed 40,000 people down there (Ft. Fisher), so there was a lot of barracks! read more

From the President – January, 2014

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

President’s Message From Barry Nelder

Christmas Party 2013

Christmas Party 2013

What a wonderful Christmas Party. The food and fellowship made it a special night for all the members and guests who attended. Thanks to John Golden for leading a rousing sing along.

Thanks too, to Sondra Nelder and Peg Fisher and the Kure Memorial Lutheran Church women for the decorations and setting up and cleaning up after the meal. Thanks, also to Darlene Bright and Demetria Sapienza for all they did to get ready in the days before the party.

Don’t forget the Fort Fisher 149th Re-enactment on Saturday January 18, we’ll be selling hotdogs, drinks, chips and cookies to the reenactors as well as to the general public.

If you can work a shift at our booth on January, 18th, please let Rebecca know. Also we need COOKIES to sell. Please call Rebecca and let her know if you can make some – they can be dropped off at the History Center on Friday if you can’t make it down to the sale. Hope to see you there.

Christmas Party – December, 2013

Christmas Party 2013What a wonderful Christmas Party. The food and fellowship made it a special night for all the members and guests who attended. Thanks to John Golden for leading a rousing sing along.

Thanks too, to Sondra Nelder and Peg Fisher and the Kure Memorial Lutheran Church women for the decorations and setting up and cleaning up after the meal. Thanks, also to Darlene Bright and Demetria Sapienza for all they did to get ready in the days before the party.Christmas Party 2013

 

 

 

 

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Society Notes – January, 2014

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Donations: Thanks to Got-em-on Live Bait Club for their $500 cash contribution made in December. They remain among our most faithful supporters and we are truly grateful. Thanks, also, to Tom Gray for the donation of two more boxes of books for the library. If you haven’t browsed the “back room” lately take time to look in. It is becoming a significant resource to the community’s authors and researchers.
  • The History Center recorded 45 visitors! The gift shop took in $237.85. The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live and the UDC.
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Carl Filipiak who is working on the cataloging of the subject files.
  • Thanks to Andre’ Blouin for all the time he’s put into the new website. The website is up and it’s chock full of all kinds of great information.  For a transition period, if you attempt to visit to the old FPHPS website: federalpointhistory.org – you’ll be automatically redirected to our new website: federal-point-history.org.
  • Thanks to all the people who pitched in to make the Christmas Party such a success. Darlene and Demetria spent a good deal of time planning and shopping and Sondra Nelder and her crew did a beautiful job of making us feel welcome at Kure Memorial Lutheran Church.
  • Newsletter: Thanks to Cheri McNeill for her always thorough proofing of the newsletter and Lois Taylor for her help getting the Newsletter in the mail.
  • Thanks to Tony Phillips for working on our subject files project. He is searching the internet for all kinds of information about the local area and has already contributed a number of great articles.

Wilmington Water Tours

Wilmington Water Tours

 

Don’t Forget!

You can now Purchase Wilmington Water Tours Tickets

At the Federal Point History Center

Call 910-458-0502 Or 910-338-3134

 

 

 


 

  •  Officers

President – Barry Nelder
Vice-President – Juanita Winner
Secretary – Lois Taylor
Treasurer – Demetria Sapienza

  • Directors

John Gordon (Chairman)
Elaine Henson
Byron Moore
Jean Stewart
Cheri McNeill
Skippy Winner
Leslie Bright
Jim Dugan

 

Seafood Spaghetti

Here’s a Local Twist on a ClassicCookbook - Seafood Spaghetti

Seafood Spaghetti

INGREDIENTS
4 large cloves garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup yellow onion, chopped 1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chilies 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
12 oz. uncooked spaghetti
1 pound shrimp, crab or other seafood, cut

DIRECTIONS
In large skillet, lightly brown garlic in olive oil. Add onion, salt and pepper. Cook until onions are clear. Add tomatoes and green chilies, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Stir well. Simmer, covered, 25 minutes over low heat Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Stir seafood into sauce. Simmer, covered, over low heat. Do not overcook. Spoon sauce over spaghetti. Yields 1 Linda-size serving or enough for 4 normal adults.

Contributed by: Linda Jackson