I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you from the officers and board members of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society to Mr. Vernon Meshaw who salvaged the plaque mounted on the historic Swing Bridge over Snow’s Cut!
It is a great addition to our collection and will be displayed for all to see at the History Center.
I hope you all can join us for our annual Christmas potluck December 16, at the Kure Memorial Lutheran Church. It is always a wonderful event with great food, good music, and even a few “reindeer games.”
From the President, Barry Nelder
Society Presents 75 year plaque to Carolina Beach School.
On Saturday November 2nd, the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society presented one of our historic plaques to the Carolina Beach School in celebration of their seventy-fifth anniversary. It was a great event, hugely attended and we were honored to be part of it.
Part of the fun was seeing Juanita Winner, Frankie Jones, and Pat Jones from the “Kindergarten class of 49!”
by Barry Nelder
A huge thank-you to Dean Lambeth and the Kure Beach Town Council for approving $1,000 toward the operation of our History Center! Along with the $5,000 approved by the Carolina Beach Town Council these amounts will go a long way in keeping the History Center open for 150 days durng the 2013/2014
budget year; serving the general public, including both locals and visitors.
Nominations: We hold our annual election at the July meeting.
The Nominating Committee has proposed the following slate. Members are welcome to make other nominations from the floor at the meeting.
President: Barry Nelder
Vice President: Juanita Winner
Secretary: Lois Taylor
Treasurer: Demetria Sapienza
Board of Directors:
It’s great to report that we are receiving funding from both Carolina Beach and Kure Beach for the operation of the History Center for the 2013/2014 budget year. That will go a long way in helping us balance the budget for another year. Please take time to let your elected political official how much we appreciate their ongoing support.
Our annual elections will be held at the July meeting. The nominating committee has been hard a work on the new slate of officers and board members. Nominations will be announced at the June meeting and listed in the July Newsletter.
Black Water Adventure
On Sunday May 19 forty-one people boarded Wilmington Water Tour’s cruiser the Wilmington for a Black Water Adventure up the Cape Fear from Wilmington. From all reports this was a great event with masterful narration by Doug Springer, former Cape Fear Riverkeeper.
A huge thanks to Doug and Diane and the whole staff at WWT for the smooth and seamless event. Plans are already underway to do another in the fall.
President’s Message – May, 2013
In the Works: A committee has been convened to look at the preservation of the remaining embankments of the Civil War “Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” located on land the Town of Carolina Beach owns, and is exploring options to develop.
The committee now has representatives from the Carolina Beach Planning Department, FPHPS, NC Underwater Archaeology Lab, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and UNCW History Department. Stay tuned for future developments.
Cape Fear River Cruise/Fundraiser
Sunday May 19, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Black Water Adventure!
This year we’re going to try something different.
Working with Wilmington Water Tours, we will travel up the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington with Doug Springer, former Cape Fear Riverkeeper, narrating the history and natural features of the downtown waterfront and the Cape Fear River above Wilmington.
Sunday May 19, 2:00-4:00 pm (2 hours)
Light refreshments will be served
Tickets $30.00 per person
Call the Federal Point History Center 910-458-0502 to reserve tickets
We do take credit cards
President’s Message – April, 2013
We learned a tremendous amount about Captain John Harper at March’s meeting. Thanks go to Ann Hutteman for all the time she put into researching and preparing her talk. After the meeting everyone talked about how much they had learned about the very beginnings of “the beach.”
Read more about Ann Hutterman’s presentation here.
Well, the Christmas Party was a huge success and though Virginia Frances our tireless Social Committee, couldn’t be there due to illness, Sondra Nelder, Peg Fisher and Darlene and Leslie Bright pitched in to pull off another enjoyable event A special thanks to all who brought food to add to the Church’s holiday food drive.
John Golden was, as always, wonderful at leading the singing, and the games Demetria and Rebecca devised kept everyone laughing.
An update: at this point Virginia is still at Autumn Care, but will hopefully be home by the time of our next meeting. Anyone wanting to volunteer to bring refreshments to the Jan. 21 meeting – please call Rebecca 458- 0502.
A work crew that included Darlene and Leslie Bright, Don and Sylvia Snook, along with Jim Dugan and John Gordon managed to get the new shelving assembled, almost. We are missing a few small parts and they should come by mid January and, hopefully, all will be in place by early February.
Last month’s Christmas party was a stellar success with over 60 members and guests in attendance. The food was great, the games were fun, and John Golden topped off the evening by leading us in singing familiar carols.