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Plaqued Buildings – Federal Point, NC

Structures that are more than fifty years old are eligible for a plaque. To apply for your property see the Guidelines and Application link at the end.

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Blair-Brady House

 

Blair-Brady House
1001 Carolina Beach Ave. North, Carolina Beach

The house was probably built and occupied in 1935 by Walter H. Blair who was mayor of Wilmington for 5 terms 1926-1937. He was the first town clerk of Carolina Beach and also served Postmaster at Carolina Beach for a time.

The property was the home of a series of Blair family members until 1954 when it was sold to A.C. Green, Sr. and his wife Aileen.  In July 1974 it was sold to Gladys and Edward Craft of Wrightsville Beach. In February 1973 Jocelyn and Harry Lockamy purchased the property.

 


 

Burnett Cottage
404 Carolina Beach Avenue North, Carolina Beach

 

The Lot was purchased (along with nine other lots) 1926 by John Henry Burnett.  Ownership was from the right-of-way on Carolina Beach Avenue North to the high-water mark of the Atlantic Ocean.

The house was built in 1936. It was rebuilt in 1955 after Hurricane Hazel. Heating and air conditioning were added in 1966. The porch and roof were remodeled in 1987. There was an alteration of windows in 1997.

Burnett Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Carolina Beach Community Church (Now: New Hope Memorial Baptist Church)
Was at: 200 S. Lake Park Blvd. (Now at corner of Cape Fear Blvd. and 4th St.)

Carolina Beach Community Church

Called by many the “Mother Church” of Carolina Beach, Carolina Beach Community Church began in the private vacation home of Mrs. S. C. Ogburn of Winston-Salem, NC around 1930.  One of the few residents of Carolina Beach, Mrs. S. C. Ogburn, described as a good woman, began opening her house on Sundays for Sunday school.  First, friends and relatives attended Sunday school, and eventually, others of various denominations came together creating a need to expand.  This cause interested people to immediately join her in a cooperative effort to build a building for a Community Sunday school in that no one denomination was sufficiently strong enough to do this alone.

Although the exact date was not recorded, a lot was acquired on 4th and Cape Fear Boulevard and a shelter was erected.  Early growth here in Sunday school work was gradual, but consistent.  The structure was enlarged several times within the next few years as the Town’s growing population forced it.  By 1937 there was a feeling that a larger, more comprehensive, and adequate church program for the community was needed.

Around 1940 a church was built with ministers from many denominations holding services.  With such a great influx of people at the onset of World War II, a number of various denominations splintered off to form their own church to accommodate them.

The Carolina Beach Community Church was formally organized as a Baptist Church in 1942.  The church has continued to operate through the years and changed the name to Hope Memorial Church on September 5, 1990.


 

Carolina Beach Drug Store
140 Harper Ave., Carolina Beach (SE corner of N. Lake Park and Harper)

“Carolina Beach Drug Store was the central focal point in the community for citizens as well as tourists, with a soda fountain and snack bar to accompany the pharmacy and a rooming house upstairs.  Informal meetings over a cup of coffee or sandwich allowed citizens to catch up on the news or air their opinions.

The bus stopped there, you could pay your light bill, and even receive advice from the resident pharmacist.” “…The two-story stucco building, with a distinctive, castle like parapet around its roof, was much more than a drug store…for years it doubled as Carolina Beach’s bus station.

During World War II, a bus stopped daily to ferry local workers to the shipyard in Wilmington…Besides soft drinks, the drug store boasted a “complete and modern restaurant” with seafood and other entrees according to a 1948 Star-News advertisement. Star News Article 2/24/04 


  

Carolina Beach Elementary School
400 S. 4th St., Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach Elementary School

The Carolina Beach School is a one story Spanish style, wood frame, brick veneer structure, originally constructed in 1938, containing four (4) classrooms and an auditorium, with additions in 1943, 1953, 1975, 1987, and 1989 to add more classrooms, a cafetorium, 1 office, media center, and covered canopy.

Carolina Beach Elementary School

The building has a hip roof with asphalt shingles, and has a large playground area to the rear of the building.  Double-loaded corridor on the interior and the cafetorium has a stage.

The school is located in a neighborhood setting.

 

 

 

 


 

Colonel Burnett House

Colonel Burnett House
7413 Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington

The land was bought in April 1893 from the Southerland family by Thomas Burnett.  At his death in 1935, the land was divided among his heirs.

In 1939 Colonel Charles Henry Burnett built the current structure as a family home.  It remained in the family until 1978.

 

 

 


 

Immaculate Conception Chapel

Immaculate Conception Chapel
806 St. Joseph St., Caroline Beach

The Immaculate Conception Chapel is owned by Michael and Kathie Winseck.  The building, erected circa 1939, is significant for its social history as well as the structure.

Marion L. Winner of Carolina Beach donated the property to Bishop Eugene J. McGuinness in 1938 to build a chapel.  The Winner family was the first Catholics to make their permanent residence in Carolina Beach.

The building still standing was a rectory and four room dwelling. Today the building was the Checkered Church gift shop until 2020.


 

Joy Lee Apartments
317 Carolina Beach Ave. N., Carolina Beach

Grover Lewis, a masonry construction worker, together with his family, moved to Carolina Beach from High Point, North Carolina in March, 1941.  Mr. Lewis went to work for the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company and moved his family into the Marianette Cottage on Carolina Beach Avenue, North.  When the lot next door was filled in by a storm in the fall of 1944, the Lewis’s decided to purchase it.  Mr. Lewis immediately began designing the Joy Lee Apartment Building.  Long shipyard hours made it necessary for Mr. Lewis to hire William Bordeaux to build the basic concrete block structure.

Joy Lee Apartments

After purchasing a hand operated cement block press, the Lewis family turned out two blocks at a time, approximately fifty per evening.  Named the Joy Lee Apartments after Mr. Lewis’s daughter, the completed duplex was rented to vacationers.  Each apartment consisted of a living room, a dining room, a kitchen with an ice box, 2 bedrooms, and a central hall.  Considered luxury units at the time, they came equipped with private porches and private baths with hot and cold running water.

After the war, Mr. Lewis returned to masonry construction work.  Mrs. Lewis ran a large rooming house as well as the Joy Lee Apartment Complex.  Due to popularity of the Apartments, the Annex was constructed in 1948.

The Joy Lee Apartment building and Annex are a unique combination of several popular architectural styles, including Mission Style, Art Deco, Art Moderne, as well as Prairie Style.  Over the years the family has modified the Apartment Building several times, including a major renovation in 1976 when spiral cement stairs to the upper sundeck, and an in-ground pool were added.


 

Kure Cottage
301 Atlantic Ave., Kure Beach

Kure Cottage

The Kure Cottage, located at 301 Atlantic Street, Kure Beach, is owned by Mr. Terrell Webster.  The building circa 1916, is significant for the social history of its owners as well as the structure.

The cottage was built by Lawrence C. Kure and was one of the first cottages to be built in the Kure Beach area.  Mr. Kure also built the first fishing pier in Kure Beach.  Lawrence Kure was the founder of Kure Beach.

 


 

Loughlin House
1 North Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach (Now Havana’s – NW corner of N. Lake Park and Harper.)

Loughlin House

This bungalow style residence was built by A. W. Pate, president of the New Hanover Transit Company.

Loughlin House

In addition to being president of the New Hanover Transit Company, Mr. Alexander W. Pate was also in the hotel business. He owned a hotel in Florence, SC, two in Augusta, Georgia, and decided to build one in Carolina Beach – the Greystone Inn.

A. W. Pate and his wife, Eleanor, owned the property from June 1916 until November 6, 1925.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Lewis-Lyerly House

Lewis-Lyerly House
208 S. 4th St., Carolina Beach

Cinderblock with stucco, single family dwelling built in 1945.

Similar to other structures built in this period, though very few remain.

 

 

 

 

 


 

McCabe-Lancaster House

McCabe – Lancaster Cottage
815 Carolina Beach Ave. N.

On June 20, 1935, Vista and Harry Lee McCabe purchased lots 8 and 18 in block 14 of Federal Point Township.  According to tax records, they built a home on lot 8 in 1940.  The next year they sold the property to William and Estelle Upchurch.

Over the next 14 years, the property changed hands seven times.   Luke and Jessie Lancaster bought it on April 2, 1955, and kept the property until their deaths in 1991 and 1992.  In January of 2003, the Lancaster heirs sold the property to Charles and Elaine Henson.

 


 

The Ocean Plaza

The Ocean Plaza
Was at 200 Carolina Beach Avenue N., Carolina Beach. (Now Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront)

The Ocean Plaza building, erected circa 1946, is significant for its Art Moderne style and dominant location in the center of the Carolina Beach Business District.  Two stories covered approximately 5,000 square feet with a third story covering approximately 1,000 square feet.  One front corner was rounded.  It was constructed with stucco over a double course of cement block.

Located at the north end of the Carolina Beach boardwalk, it served as an entertainment center for people living in the area, as well as tourists who came to the beach in the 1940’s.  Big bands played in the building when that form of entertainment was popular.  Celebrities such as Bill Grassick, Bo Diddly, Chubby Checker and others played there.  Known to the community as the birth place of the Shag dance and Beach Music.


 

Pfaff-Cohen Cottage

Pfaff-Cohen Cottage
212 Atlanta Ave., Carolina Beach

In the 1920s, when Claude Pfaff was working for the Realty Bond Real Estate Company, the firm often sent its salesmen on vacation to Carolina Beach so that they would come back and tell their customers how wonderful the beach was – and, hopefully, sell more lots at Carolina Beach.

Pfaff-Cohen Cottage

In the early 1930s, Claude built a cottage near Carolina Beach Lake as a birthday present for Atha, who named it “The Lullaby” for the choruses of frogs that sang around it at night.

Often during WWII, the Pfaff family ended up sharing the small cottage with a family of strangers. Because of the shortage of housing in the Wilmington area, property owners were required to rent out their houses in order to provide the families of the enlisted men due to ship out soon a week at the beach before they were separated. Only office space was exempt, so Atha designated one room an office.


 

 Price Cottage
405 N. Carolina Beach Ave.

Price Cottage

The cottage was built in 1939 by a local contractor of Wilmington, Mr. Hines (he also built a dining room table that remains in the cottage today.) It was built for Grover Cleveland Price and his wife Tessie Sutton Price for recreational purposes for fishing and family gatherings. Materials were shipped in by rail; the structure is totally wooden.

When the cottage was built, all the area was marshland. During the Civil War, there was a confederate gun battery, the Half Moon Battery, across the canal. During the dredging of the canal, lots of cannon balls were unearthed.

Price Cottage

During World War II, the cottage was rented for a couple of years by Hazel King who fed and housed workers from the shipyard in Wilmington. There were 23,000 shipyard workers, so they had to stay where they could. The apartment slept three shifts of ship builders at eight hour intervals. Therefore there was always someone sleeping there sharing the cost. The children of the house spent their time looking for German spies on the beach. There was a blackout with black shades on the windows because of German U-boats offshore.

After the war and the death of her husband Tessie ran the Arlington Inn (named after the name of the street she lived on in Rocky Mount, NC as a rooming house for income to raise her family.

The cottage has weathered all hurricanes including Hazel, which after Hazel the asbestos shingles were overlaid on top of the wood. Hurricane Diana did some damage that required repairs as well as Fran, but structurally it survived with roof repairs, porch and awning repairs. Hurricane Fran came over the berm and up three feet inside the apartment.


 

Sly-Walton House
500 Cape Fear Blvd. Carolina Beach

Sly-Walton House

Monty A. Sly built this house for his family in 1938.  Monty, his wife and his two daughters lived in the downstairs area of the house and he rented out the upstairs rooms during World War II to young wives whose husbands were in the service overseas.  Said to be the first brick house on Carolina Beach, the Dutch colonial style has a gambrel roof with flaring eaves.

At the death of Mr. Sly’s wife, Edith, he sold the house to his daughter Lois Walton.  Mr. Sly lived in the upstairs until his death in 1957.  It remained the home of Lois Walton until her death in 2013.

 

Guidelines and Application to Plaque a Structure – Federal Point, NC

(Updated on 11/14/2020)

Guidelines and Application to Plaque a Structure – Federal Point, NC

Under the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society (FPHPS) historic plaque program, any house, business, or other structure can be deemed eligible for an historic plaque if it meets certain criteria.  Anyone may submit an application for a structure or historic site to be considered.  Plaque applications are available at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC.
Phone: 910-458-0502;  email info@Federal-Point-History.org.

Criteria

  • The structure or site must be located within the Federal Point area. The boundary of Federal Point is defined as the same as the township lines.
  • The structure or site must be greater than (50) years in age.
  • The age of the structure or site must be established through the use of official documents, such as deeds, tax record, or other records.

Research

The FPHPS does not do the original research for you.  The applicant is responsible for providing all of the supporting historic documentation, photographs, etc., along with the application form.  The FPHPS can, however, provide assistance in guiding the applicant in how to obtain materials, or in suggesting a research firm or individual that can obtain the documentation for you for a fee.

Cost

The cost of the wooden plaque is $100.00 must be submitted with the application.  All expenses incurred for obtaining copies of the verifying documentation such as deeds, tax records, photographs, etc., is the responsibility of the applicant.

Historic Plaque Guidelines and Checklist

FPHPS Plaque Application

 

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Joseph Ryder Lewis, Jr. Civil War Park


Coming (Fairly) Soon Now

Work continues on the new Joseph Ryder Lewis, Jr. Civil War Park. The Town of Carolina Beach has installed the first bridge and the parking pad and we are just waiting for the historic interpretive signage to be installed to schedule a grand opening.  For those of you who have been asking, here is how you get to the park.

The park is behind the pond along N. Lake Park Blvd. (right)

(above) You get to it from a driveway at the north (left) side of the new Publix.

You can see the new Publix from the park’s parking pad.

 

 

The first sign and first bridge are in.

As soon as life goes back to normal we will get things finished up and schedule a grand opening.

 

Visit the New Fort Fisher State Historic Site Exhibit

The Federal Point Lighthouses

One never needs a reason to visit the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, but as of January there’s another one.  They have opened a new exhibit featuring the three Federal Point Lighthouses.

From 1817-1880, a series of three lighthouses guided mariners through the hazards at New Inlet, but none stand today. Two were destroyed by fire and one fell victim to the Civil War.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site collections manager and exhibit coordinator, Becky Sawyer, developed this exhibit.

The exhibit itself will showcase artifacts from the 1963 Stanley South archaeological dig of the lighthouse keeper’s cottage and the 2009 archaeological dig of the 1837 Federal Point Lighthouse.

These artifacts have never been on display until now! Sawyer holds her MA in public history from UNCW and has over 20 years of Civil War experience.

History of the Federal Point Lighthouses

 

 

 

 

Federal Point History through Artifacts from the Cape Fear Museum

by Nancy Gadzuk

Jan Davidson, Historian at the Cape Fear Museum, was the featured speaker at the May 21, 2018 meeting of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society.

Jan talked about the history of Federal Point and Fort Fisher as depicted by some of the artifacts housed at the Cape Fear Museum.

Pictures of these early artifacts included a number of different styles of Civil War Confederate flags as well as General Whiting’s uniform and sword: Whiting switched sides and joined the Confederacy, taking the time to re-carve and alter the “U.S.” on his sword handle to read “C.S.” for the Confederate States.

She talked about the evolution of the four phases of Fort Fisher: as a battle site, a memorial site, a World War II site, and a state historic site.

As a state historic site, the 150th anniversary and re-enactment of the Battle for Fort Fisher in 2015 acknowledged sacrifices on both sides while focusing on the notion that there was “glory enough for all” in this attack. By focusing on glory, the real issues could be glossed over: that slavery was a real cause of the war and that slaves did not have happy lives.

Many of the artifacts Jan shared from more recent times overlapped or duplicated the excellent collection of beach memorabilia that Elaine Henson has shared with the History Center. The Museum even houses a urinal from Carolina Beach’s Ocean Plaza. (Leslie Bright would be able to speak to the origin of that donation.)

To me, the most interesting part of Jan’s presentation was her account of the transformation of the Cape Fear Museum over time. The Cape Fear Museum is the oldest history museum in North Carolina. It was founded in 1898 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to venerate and honor the Confederacy, and operated out of one room in the Light Infantry’s building.

Until the 1930’s, the museum moved all around Wilmington and even found its collection stored in Raleigh for a while when it couldn’t find a home in Wilmington. When the museum re-opened in the 1930’s, it took a much broader historical focus than it had in 1898. In the 1970’s, the focus broadened again to incorporate the region’s history, science, arts, and cultures to tell more balanced and inclusive stories about the area. This broader focus is reflected in its current name, the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science.

The majority of its collections are in storage as there is not room to display everything. This led to a discussion of Project Grace, a potential collaborative effort between New Hanover County, the public library, Cape Fear Museum, and private investors.

Through this project, the Museum would evolve yet again and become part of a cultural-commercial hub in downtown Wilmington, where the main library is located now. How Project Grace shakes out and shapes up is still to be determined and it will be interesting to follow its progress as it moves forward.

Sharing our histories and stories involves not only looking backward, but looking forward—and being willing and able to change with the times. There was much to learn from Jan’s presentation on how an institution can do that well.

 

Boyhood Book Helped Forge Chris Fonvielle’s Career

 

Civil War historian Chris Fonvielle is retiring from UNCW at the end of the spring 2018 semester.

When Chris Fonvielle was 8 years old, the Civil War centennial broke out, and he received a young readers’ edition of the American Heritage “Golden Book of the Civil War.” From thereon, he was hooked.

“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in history,” said Fonvielle, an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

In fact, Fonvielle, a Port City native, almost literally wrote the book — or books — on the Civil War in the Lower Cape Fear. His master’s thesis became “The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope,” a scholarly account of the battles that led to the fall of Wilmington.

His “To Forge a Thunderbolt” chronicled the rise and fall of Confederate Fort Anderson near Colonial Brunswick Town. “Fort Fisher 1865″ studied the prints of Civil War photographer Timothy H. O’Sullivan, whose images in 1865 provide the only known visible record of the Civil War fortress guarding the entrance to the Cape Fear River.

“His dedication to the Wilmington area and its history is extraordinary,” said Lynn Mollenauer, chairman of the UNCW history department.

For years, Mollenauer said, Fonvielle has been “the public face of the history department,” speaking to local civic groups and giving tours of Civil War sites for the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society and others.

This spring, the 65-year-old Fonvielle is retiring after more than 20 years at UNCW. He and his wife, Nancy, are planning a series of trips, including a long-anticipated tour of Scotland.

Fonvielle will not be giving up on history. He’s completing a different project: a history of the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, the 1776 conflict in which area Patriot militias scattered Loyalist Highlanders marching from what is now Fayetteville toward Wilmington.

Mastering the Revolutionary War era has been “a steep learning curve,” Fonvielle said, but he’s had fun. It gave him a chance to learn new history — for instance, that the prefix “Mac-” means “son of” in Scottish names.

Fonvielle said he also wants to finish a biography of William B. Cushing, “Lincoln’s Commando,” a dashing U.S. Navy officer who, among other exploits, floated a fake gunboat, or monitor, past Fort Anderson to trick the defenders and draw their fire.

Growing up in Wilmington, Fonvielle remembered traveling out with his mother — WWAY-TV news personality Jane Fonvielle — to see the excavations of Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson by the famed archaeologist Stanley South. “He gave me a trowel and put me in the basement of one of the colonial houses and told me, ‘See what you can find,’” Fonvielle recalled.

After graduating from New Hanover High School (where, he proudly notes, he was the first soccer-style place kicker in North Carolina football history), Fonvielle moved on to UNCW, where he earned an anthropology degree.

He headed the Blockade Runner Museum at Carolina Beach from 1979 until its closure in 1983, then worked briefly at Cape Fear Museum, which had acquired the artifacts.

After earning his master’s degree and Ph.D. and briefly teaching at ECU, he returned to UNCW in 1997. He’s been there ever since.

“I’ve had a great career, and I wouldn’t change a thing,” Fonvielle said. “I’ve worked in my home town and taught at my alma mater.”

Reporter Ben Steelman can be reached at 910-343-2208 or Ben.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com.

 

http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20180518/boyhood-book-helped-forge-local-historians-career

Masonboro Island

Masonboro Island is the largest undisturbed barrier island along the southern part of the North Carolina coast and is located approximately five miles southeast of Wilmington, in the most populous part of the North Carolina coast. The Masonboro site is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to the west, Masonboro Inlet to the north, and Carolina Beach Inlet to the south.

The Masonboro Island component is the largest site, at 5,653 acres, within the NCNERR system and was designated in 1991. Eighty-seven percent of the 8.4 mile long island is covered with marsh and tidal flats. The remaining portions are composed of beach uplands and dredge material islands. Masonboro Island is an essentially pristine barrier island and estuarine system.

The various salinity patterns found in the extensive subtidal and intertidal areas along the sound side of the island support a myriad of estuarine species.

The habitats found within this site include subtidal soft bottoms, tidal flats, hard surfaces, salt marshes, shrub thicket, maritime forest, dredge spoil areas, grasslands, ocean beach, and sand dunes. Loggerhead and green sea turtles nest on the beaches, where seabeach amaranth plants grow on the foredunes.

All of these species are listed as threatened by the Federal Government. Species of concern are the black skimmers, Wilson’s plovers, and least terns that nest on the island. Sound sediments are home to two state watch list species – Hartmans Echiurid and a polycheate worm in the genus Notomastus.

The nutrient rich waters of Masonboro Sound are an important nursery area for spot, mullet, summer flounder, pompano, menhaden, and bluefish.

Island Reserve has more than 5,500 acres of natural barrier island habitat, estuary habitat and dredge spoil islands. Creation of the Reserve Masonboro Island was privately owned throughout most of the 20th century.

Increased development pressure prompted early conservation efforts by local citizens with the creation of the Society of Masonboro Island and involvement of the N.C. Coastal Land Trust during the 1980s.

Designation as the fourth component of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve occurred in 1991.  This natural area is one of 10 sites that make up the North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Preservation of the Masonboro Island Reserve allows this coastal ecosystem to be available as a natural outdoor laboratory where scientists, students and the general public can learn about coastal processes, functions and influences that shape and sustain the coastal area.

Traditional recreational uses are allowed as long as they do not disturb the environment or organisms or interfere with research and educational activities.

The Masonboro Island Reserve is managed through a federal-state partnership between NOAA and the N.C. Division of Coastal Management to protect the island’s ecosystems for research and education. The support of ongoing stewardship of the site by a community of partner organizations is gratefully acknowledged. This site is also a dedicated state nature preserve.

[The North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve is part of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, a division of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.]

 

First North Carolina Heritage Dive Site – Dedication June 16, 2017

June 16 Official Dedication

NC Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susi H. Hamilton and the Friends of Fort Fisher, Inc. invite you to the dedication of North Carolina’s first Heritage Dive Site for the Civil War Blockade Runner Condor.

North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Branch Director John W. Morris and Dr. Gordon P. Watts with the Institute for International Maritime Research will join Secretary Hamilton to dedicate the dive site and to discuss the Condor project and how the public can provide stewardship of our underwater cultural resources.

The dedication will take place at Battle Acre on the oceanfront at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC. Dedication set for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017.

Special Guests:                                                                                               

Gordon Watts


Susi Hamilton

RSVP: Friends of Fort Fisher, Inc.
910-612-7067
info@friendsoffortfisher.com
www.friendsoffortfisher.com

Fort Fisher 152nd Reenactment

Saturday January 14, 2017

Fundraiser!

We’ll be selling hot dogs, sodas, snacks and homemade cookies again this year.  The reenactment is on Saturday January 14, from 10am – 4pm.

We need volunteers to “work the line” serving food as well as people to help set up and tear down.  We also need donations of homemade cookies to go with the meals for the reenactors.

If you can volunteer your time and/or bake a batch of cookies please call the History Center at 458-0502. Leave a message on the machine if Rebecca or Cheri isn’t there.