Newsletter – September, 2021

September Meeting

Monday, September 20, 2021

7:30 PM

AFTER 18 MONTHS WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO GET BACK TO MONTHLY PROGRAM MEETINGS!

 

Due to Governor Cooper’s order, we do ask that everyone who attends wear a mask.

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, September 20, at 7:30 pm, at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.

 This month John Moseley of the Fort Fisher State Historic Site returns to talk to us about the Women Air Service Pilots of World War II and their service at Fort Fisher.

The Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) was a civilian women pilots’ organization, whose members were United States federal civil service employees. Members of WASP became trained pilots who tested aircraft, ferried aircraft and trained other pilots. Their purpose was to free male pilots for combat roles during World War II. Despite various members of the armed forces being involved in the creation of the program, the WASP and its members had no military standing.

John’s talk will focus on the women who were stationed at Camp Davis, near Holly Ridge today, and their involvement in training men stationed at Fort Fisher who were being trained to serve as anti-artillery.

John Moseley is the Assistant Site Manager at Fort Fisher State Historic Site. He received his undergraduate degree in History from The Citadel in Charleston, SC, in 1989. He then spent the next decade and a half working in the for-profit and non-profit business worlds. During the 1990s, he spent large amounts of time researching North Carolina’s role in the American Revolution and 18th century medical and dental history.

He began working at Fort Fisher in 2011, and is currently in charge of the educational programming for the State Historic Site. Currently, he continues working on the role of Fort Fisher during World War II.

 

Newsletter – July, 2021

History Center Again Open Three Days a Week!

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 


Monthly Meetings/Programs to Return in September!

 

Monday, September 20: 7:30   9:00 pm.

John Moseley of the Fort Fisher State Historic Site will talk on the WASPs (Women’s Air Service Pilots)  and the role they played in the training of the men stationed at Fort Fisher during WWII, where they learned to shoot anti-aircraft artillery.


Monday, October 18:   7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Using his book, The Life and Tryals of the Gentleman Pirate, Major Stede Bonnet as a backdrop, author Jeremy Moss will re-create the life and times of some of history’s most famous pirates, including the infamous Blackbeard.


Saturday, November 6:   2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Historian Chris Fonvielle, will lead our annual walk to view the remnants of the Civil War trenches that can still be seen in Carolina Beach. This year we will begin at the J. Ryder Lewis Jr. Civil War Park and then hike from the History Center to Sugar Loaf in the Carolina Beach State Park. For reservations call: 910-458-0502.

 


Monday, November 15:   7:30 – 9:00 pm.

John Bennett and musical friends will play 19th Century music and talk about music and dance in the culture of the time. They will play a mix of the most popular tunes from the mid 1800’s.

 

 

Newsletter – June, 2021

History Center Again Open Three Days a Week!

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

Monthly Meetings/Programs to Return in September!

 

 

Monday, September 20: 7:30   9:00 pm.

John Moseley of the Fort Fisher State Historic Site will talk on the WASPs (Women’s Air Service Pilots)  and the role they played in the training of the men stationed at Fort Fisher during WWII, where they learned to shoot anti-aircraft artillery.


Monday, October 18:   7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Using his book, The Life and Tryals of the Gentleman Pirate, Major Stede Bonnet as a backdrop, author Jeremy Moss will re-create the life and times of some of history’s most famous pirates, including the infamous Blackbeard.


Saturday, November 6:   2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Historian Chris Fonvielle, will lead our annual walk to view the remnants of the Civil War trenches that can still be seen in Carolina Beach. This year we’ll begin at the J. Ryder Lewis Jr. Civil War Park and then hike from the History Center to Sugar Loaf in the Carolina Beach State Park. For reservations call: 910-458-0502

 


Monday, November 15:   7:30 – 9:00 pm.

John Bennett and musical friends will play 19th Century music and talk about music and dance in the culture of the time. They will play a mix of the most popular tunes from the mid 1800’s.

 


 

Back by Popular Demand! Holiday Potluck:

Monday December 20: 6:30 pm.

 

 

 

Events Calendar: 2017 (Past) Presentations

——— Past Meetings – 2017 ———

Monday, July 17, 2017: 7:30-9:00 pm.  (past meetings)
Program: Jennifer Daughterty, Local History librarian for the New Hanover Public Library, will talk to us about genealogy, genetic testing, and how it is affected by race and ethnicity.

 

 

 

Monday, August 21, 2017: 7:30-9:00 pm. (past meetings)
Program: Author Tanya Binford, will talk about her book Crossing the Wake. At age 51 she took a year off work and accomplished her goal of circumnavigating the Eastern United States in a 25 foot boat.

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 18, 2017: 7:30-9:00 pm.  (past meetings)
Program: Chris Fonvielle, author, historian and noted expert on Fort Fisher, returns to present his newest program, “Sex and the Civil War.” This one is rated PG-13.

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 16, 2017: 7:30-9:00 pm.  (past meetings)
Program: Andrew Duppstadt, Program Development & Training Officer, NC Division of State Historic Sites, returns to present a program titled, “North Carolina Personalities of the War of 1812.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 20, 2017: 7:30-9:00.  (past meetings)
Program: Vann Pearsall, of the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, will present a program on the mission and goals of this nonprofit formed in 1992 to help protect locally and regionally valuable natural areas and waters.

 

 

Monday December 18, 2017: 6:30–8:30 pm. Holiday Covered Dish (past meetings)

The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members to celebrate the holiday season with all our history friends.

 

 

 

History Center — Located adjacent to Carolina Beach Municipal Complex

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach Town Hall.)

Or visit the History Center, open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10-4. For more information call: 910-458-0502. federal-point-history.org.

 

 

Monday, April 17, 2017: 7:30-9:00 pm. (past meetings)

Program:  Have you ever seen an old picture or post card of a Carolina Beach building and wondered where it was located or what is there today?

Elaine Henson will show businesses and buildings from long ago and what is there now, and in some cases, what was there in between.

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Rescheduled
Original date: March 18, 2017 – Canceled because of rain.

Historian Chris Fonvielle will lead his annual walk along the remnants of the Sugar Loaf Line of Defense.  Pre-registration is required. Call 910-458-0502. A donation of $10.00 is requested.  (past meetings)

Chris Fonvielle: Local history buffs hope to rediscover Rock Spring (StarNews Online, March 18, 2017) Members of the Public Archaeology Corps hope to excavate the site of the Rock Spring, underneath the soon-to-be-demolished Water Street parking deck.

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Monday, March 20, 2017: 7:30-9:00 pm. (past meetings)

Program: John Moseley of the Fort Fisher State Historic Site returns to talk on US Medal of Honor Winners from the Lower Cape Fear area.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 20, 2017:  7:30-9:00 pm.(past meetings)

Program: Kemp Burdett, Cape Fear River Keeper will talk to us about his work to protect the water quality and ecosystem of the Cape Fear River.

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 16, 2017: 7:30-9:00 pm.   (past meetings)
Program:  Jan Davidson of the Cape Fear Museum will talk about WWI in Wilmington as well as how it has been memorialized in our area. We will be doing a WWI exhibit in the Spring of 2017 and this will be our kickoff.


——— Past Meetings – 2016 ———

View recent 2016 events ..