Events Calendar: 2016 Presentations

——— Past Meetings – 2017 ———


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 ———

Monday December 12, 2016: 6:30–8:30 pm.History Center Monument Daytime 06-0816 b
Holiday Covered Dish: (past meetings)

The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members.




Monday  November 21, 2016 (past meetings)

Program: Travis Gilbert will talk on the Ladies Memorial Association, who just after the Civil War made it their mission to inter or re-inter the bodies of  Confederate soldiers and to raise monuments in their honor.








hazel #3Monday October 17, 2016 (past meetings)

Program: Weatherman Steve Pfaff, returns to join several of our members in Remembering Hurricane Hazel, a landmark in the lifetime of everyone who grew up on the beach in the 40’s and 50’s.

Steve Pfaff’s presentation.





Jim Mckee

Monday, September 19, 2016: 7:30-9:00 (past meetings)

Program: Jim McKee, Site Manager of Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson will present Archaeological Finds at Brunswick  Town Wharf.

Learn what recent artifacts archaeologists have unearthed along the river. Hear details about efforts by Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson to save our colonial history from flowing out into the Cape Fear. Jim will bring items to show and share a bit of history as well.

Jim McKee presentation.



Jack Fryar

Monday, August 15, 2016:  7:30-9:00 pm. (past meetings)

Program: Jack Fryar; After a 3 year hiatus  to finish 3 degrees at UNCW, historian Jack Fryar returns with the conclusion of the “American Revolution In the South.

This great storyteller always manages to engage us  in the events and personalities of the past.

Jack Fryer’s presentation.



summers-seabreeze-2Monday, July 18, 2016: 7:30-9:00 pm.  Program: Zach Hanner  (past meetings)

Actor, Musician, and Playwrite of the hit musical “Summers at Seabreeze” first performed at TheaterNOW in 2015.  Zach will talk about how he created the show that portrays the heyday of the Seabreeze resort.

Zack Hanner’s presentation.


Located adjacent to Carolina Beach Municipal Complex

Monday June 20, 2016: 6:30–8:30 pm. Summer Potluck/Picnic. (past meetings)

The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members.



Bathing SuitMonday May 16, 2016: 7:30-9:00 (past meetings)

Program: Elaine Henson will take a look at bathing suits from 1910 to the 1960s through vintage advertising.

From the early suits that look like dresses in the early 1900s to the baby doll look of the 60s, these magazine pages also show a little slice of what life was like during the roaring 20s, the Great Depression, World War II, the fifties and sixties.  More >>>>>



Monday April 18, 2016: 7:30-9:00 pm. (past meetings)


Steven Pfaff of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will speak to us about the mysterious phenomena called the Seneca Guns.

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family treeMonday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. (past meetings)

Rebecca Taylor will present a program on “Finding Your Family History.” She will cover the major databases, both free and subscription including and as well as other ancillary sites like and Find A Grave.  This is a basic, beginner’s introduction to genealogy and will focus on things anyone can do on their own from home or the public library.

Rebecca Taylor’s presentation,




Chris-Fonvielle-portrait-1Saturday March 12, 2016. 2pm – 4pm.  (past meetings)

Walking Tour of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle. $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point History Center. 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Call 910-458-0502 to reserve your place.




Suzanne Dorsey Monday, February 15, 2016: 7:30-9:00 pm.   (past meetings)

Program: Suzanne Dorsey, PhD, Executive Director Bald Head Island Conservancy. She will talk about the Conservancy at Bald Head Island and her work as its director.  She will also discuss barrier islands and the implications of the possible removal of the Rocks at Fort Fisher.




Monday, January 18 2016: 7:30-9:00 pm.   (past meetings)CCC-poster 113x160

Program: Scott Len will speak on the Civilian Conservation Corps created during the Great Depression and on the history of Camp Sapona located on the Brunswick Co. side of the Cape Fear River.

Scott Len’s presentation.