Society Notes – Oct. 2013

by:  Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Our sympathies to the family of Bill Parker, of Parker Protective Services. He was a long time business member of the Society who passed back in April.
  • This month we recorded 29 members at our August Meeting. The History Center recorded 54 visitors! The gift shop took in $22.97 The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live and the UDC.
  • New Members. Welcome to Sharon and Gary Walters of Carolina Beach and Le Ann and Kyle Pierce of Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to Pat Bolander, Ron Griffin, Lois Taylor, Carol Ufferman, Demetria Sapienza and Darlene Bright for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was on vacation!
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteer Carl Filipiak for working on the cataloging of the subject files. He’s finished the first drawer and keeps going strong.
  • 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 our new History Center volunteer Andre’ Blouin who is beginning to work on a new and improved web site and getting the gift shop books for sale on our web site.

 

Our Business Members

Atlantic Towers
Ned Barnes, Attorney
Beach Portraits Photography
Britt’s Donut Shop
Charles Henson Painting
Coastal K-9 Bakery, Inc
First Bank
First Citizens Bank
Frank’s Pizza
Got-Em-On-Live Bait Club
Historical Society of Topsail Island
Intracoastal Realty
Island Gazette
Island Treasures
Kure Beach Fishing Pier
Bob McKoy- Network Real Estate
Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce
SlapDash Publishing
Taylor’s Heating & Air, Inc
Tom Sayre Construction
Tucker Bros. Realty Company
Wilmington Water Tours 

 

Society Notes – September, 2013

by Darlene Bright, History Center Director

A huge thanks to the Town of Carolina Beach for putting a new roof on the History Center!  We feel a lot saver facing Hurricane season with a nice tight “lid” on our archives.

•    Thanks to Henry Capillary Jr. we now have a good collection of pictures and documents on “Cappy” another of our Island’s unique and memorable characters.

•    This month we recorded 40 members at our August Meeting. The History Center recorded 79 visitors! The gift shop took in $54.95 The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live and The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.

•    New Members. Welcome to Becky and Tom Cook of Carolina Beach and Emily Perkins of Mebane.

•    Thanks to Elaine Henson and Pat Bolander for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was on vacation!

•    Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Carl Filipiak and Ron Griffin for working on the cataloging of the subject files. That project is finally beginning to move ahead.

•    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.

Society Notes – August, 2013

by Darlene Bright, History Center Director

•  This month we recorded 30 members at our July Meeting. The History Center recorded 82 visitors! The gift shop took in $215.28 The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live and The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.

•  Please welcome new members Amy Taylor, Jennifer LaFleur of Carolina Beach and Al and Lucy Kinlaw of Fayetteville also of Carolina Beach. We also added another business member, Bob McCoy of Network Realty in Carolina Beach.

•  Thanks to Sylvia Snook, and Juanita Winner for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was on vacation!

•  Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Carl Filipiak and Ron Griffin for working on the cataloging of the subject files. That project is finally beginning to move ahead..

•  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.

You can now Purchase Wilmington Water Tours Tickets!

At the Federal Point History Center Call 910-458-0502 Or 910-338-3134

Wilmington Water Tours

Society Notes – July 2013

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

This month we recorded 40 members and guests at our June Potluck. The History Center recorded 94 visitors!  The gift shop took in $99.44  The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live, the Fort Fisher UDC and The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.  Rebecca spoke to a summer UNCW education class about the history of Federal Point.

Please welcome new members Dennis Kabasko and Erick Merriman of Carolina Beach and Nancy Cameron McGwier also of Carolina Beach.

Thanks to Sylvia Snook, Ron Griffin and Demetria Sapienza for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was on vacation!

Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Carl Filipiak and Ron Griffin for working on the cataloging of the subject files. That project is finally beginning to move ahead.

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.

 

You can now Purchase
Wilmington Water Tours
Tickets!
At the Federal Point History Center

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

Wilmington Water Tours

Society Notes – June, 2013

by: Darlene Bright, History Center Director

This month we recorded 30 members and guests at our April meeting. The History Center recorded 53 visitors. The gift shop took in $81.94.  The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live, the Frt Fisher UDC, The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project and a group of Sea Scouts for meetings.  

Please welcome new members John & Frances Mosley of Wilmington, Jerry & Francine Hall of Carolina Beach and Louinice and Donald Motsinger of Winston-Salem.   Also please welcome new business member Winner RV Park of Carolina Beach. Also Tommy King of Wilmington is now a personal member. Oh, and thanks to Jay Winner for renewing as a lifetime member!  THANKS TO ALL!

Thanks to Jeannie and John Gordon, Juanita Winner, Sylvia Snook, Ron Griffin and Demetria Sapienza for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was on vacation!  

Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Carl Filipiak and Ron Griffin for working on the cataloging of the subject files. That project is finally beginning to move ahead..

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.  

 

Donations! – May, 2013

Researchers Rejoice!

Last month, board member Tom Gray donated over 50 books on North Carolina History, Civil War History and Atlantic Coast shipwrecks to our library collection.

Among the new titles are:

  • From Antietam to Fort Fisher: The Civil War Letters of Edward King Wightman, 1862-1865 and Back Home in Oneida:
  • Hermon Clarke and His Letters. (Clarke fought at Fort Fisher.)
  • The complete Colonial Records of North Carolina
  • Earle J. Hess’s Lee’s Tar Heels: The Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade
  • and Zeb Vance: North Carolina‘s Civil War Governor and Gilded Age Political Leader.

These are really important additions to our collection and will be well used by researchers and writers over the coming years.


 

At last month’s meeting, the Fort Fisher Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy donated Civil War scholar, James McPherson’s new book, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies in memory of long time member of both the UDC and FPHPS, Virginia Frances.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Carolin Beach Lifeguards

From Left to right: Front Row: Bobby Sutton, Lanier Warwick, Grant Rogers Boogie Myers, Byron Moore. Back Row: Ron Conner, Pat Allen, Tommy Greene, Dickie Wolfe, Carl Lyon.

 

Board member Byron Moore has donated his Lifeguard helmet and whistle as well as a number of pictures of our stalwart lifeguards from the 1960’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Society Notes – May, 2013

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • This month we recorded 39 members and guests at our April meeting. The History Center recorded 56 visitors. The gift shop took in $57.40.
  • Former Board Member Jack Travis died on May 2 at his home. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
  • Our sympathies to Linda and the whole Newton family at the passing of Robert Newton. Linda and Bob were early active members of the Society and instrumental in the historical documentation of the Newton Cemetery and the role the Newton family played in the early settlement of the Federal Point area.
  • Please welcome new members John Mosley of Wilmington, Jerry Hall of Carolina Beach and Dennis Wrynn of Kure Beach. Also please welcome new business member Tom Sayre of Tom Sayre Construction, Inc.
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Carl Filipiak and Ron Griffin for working on the cataloging of the subject files. That project is finally beginning to move ahead.
  • Thanks to all the members who helped out at the Kure Beach Grand Opening of the New Ocean Front Park. Barry Nelder and Darlene and Leslie Bright who organized our participation in the event as well as Jeannie Gordon, Frankie Jones, Juanita Winner, Luanna McGurren, Paul Slebodnik, and Judy Moore.
  • 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.
  • Leslie Bright and Elaine Henson have agreed to help get the Historic Building Committee moving forward again. Now they need several more people to pitch in and help get this important project reinvigorated.

 

Society Notes – April, 2013

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • This month we recorded 39 members and guests at our February meeting. The History Center recorded 55 visitors. The gift shop took in $ 57.40.
  • A huge thanks to Chris Fonvielle for leading the Walk to Sugar Loaf again this year. We netted $225 in donations.
  • Please welcome new member Tony Phillips of Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Carl Filipiak and Ron Griffin for working on the cataloging of the subject files. That project is finally beginning to move ahead.
  • 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Rebecca has been madly clipping almost 10 years of old newspapers that had accumulated in our archives. Now we have lots and lots of clippings and new subject folders that need to be filed. No computer experience required.

If you have a couple of hours a week for a short-term project, please consider helping us get all our resources in tip-top shape. We also need people with some basic computer experience to enter these subject records into our online catalog, which is a much more long-term project.

The Society desperately needs one or two people to revitalize the Historic Building Plaque Program! A number of the plaques need to be refurbished and new properties scouted for future documentation.

 

Society Notes – March, 2013

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Active member and longtime Social Committee chair, Virginia Frances, passed away Thursday March 7 after a long struggle with a number of health issues. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.
  • This month we recorded 23 members and guests at our February meeting. The History Center recorded 32 visitors. The gift shop took in $100.99.
  • Please welcome new business member Cynthia Remahl, Realtor, with Intracoastal Realty Corporation of Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Demetria Sapienza and Lois Taylor for keeping the History Center open when Rebecca needed a day off. And, 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 Carl Filipiak who has begun cataloging all our subject files on Friday mornings! It’s going to be great to have those files indexed in our regular catalog.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Rebecca has been madly clipping almost 10 years of old newspapers that had accumulated in our archives. Now we have lots and lots of clippings and new subject folders that need to be filed. No computer experience required.

If you have a couple of hours a week for a short term project please consider helping us get all our resources in tip-top shape. We also need people with some basic computer experience to enter these subject records into our online catalog, which is a much more long term project.

 

Society Notes – Feb., 2013

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Please keep Virginia Frances in your thoughts and prayers as she continues to battle a number of health issues. We hope she will be back with us soon.
  • This month we recorded 23 members and guests at our January meeting. The History Center recorded 36 visitors. The gift shop took in $48.95.
  • Please welcome new members Bob Maffitt of Wilmington, and Michael McMahon of Cary. We also added Ned Barnes, Attorney of Carolina Beach to our list of business members.
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Darlene Bright and Juanita Winner for coming in on short notice so Rebecca could meet a writing deadline.
  • 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 the crew who worked the sometimes frantic Fort Fisher Reenactment event; Darlene and Leslie Bright, Demetria and Phil Sapienza, Cheri McNeill, Paul Slebodnik, Barry Nelder, Byron Moore, and Jim Dugan. Thanks also to Cheri McNeill, Sylvia Snook, Demetria Sapienza, Rebecca Taylor, Jean Stewart and Jane Dugan our “bakers” who donated homemade cookies for the cause.
  • Thanks to Carl Filipiak who has begun cataloging all our subject files on Friday mornings! It’s going to be great to have those files indexed in our regular catalog.

 

Now available in the Gift Shop!

  • Two Captains From Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt
  • Coming of the Civil War by Bland Simpson. University of NC Press, 2012.

Back by popular demand, we have new Society t-shirts on order. They come in “heathered” denim blue and cardinal red and cost $14.00 each. We have  all sizes between medium and XXL.