Fort Fisher Holiday Open House to Celebrate the 2013 Season

Murray Middle School Jazz Band

Murray Middle School Jazz Band

Fort Fisher Holiday Open House to Celebrate the 2013 Season

Chris Fonvielle Signs New Book!

Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC, will hold its Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the visitor’s center. This event is free and open to the public.

Enjoy seasonal refreshments, decorations, and entertainment throughout the day, including holiday musical selections by the Murray Middle School Jazz Band under the direction of David Tyson, followed by popular musician and storyteller John Golden.

For the history lovers on your shopping list, special discounts will be offered on all museum shop merchandise for this one day only, so you can stock up on everything from Battery Buchanan Blend coffee to unique Christmas tree ornaments to great books for the history enthusiast.

Speaking of books, Civil War historian, author, and professor Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr. will debut his new book Faces of Fort Fisher: 1861-1864.

At 12:30 p.m., Chris will speak about some of the memorable people associated with wartime Fort Fisher in the visitor’s center’s Gehrig Spencer Theater.

Following the presentation, Faces of Fort Fisher may be purchased from the Museum Shop and will be signed by the author.

Before the program concludes, the Friends of Fort Fisher will announce the winner of the 2013 rifle raffle, at which a lucky ticket holder will win a reproduction Civil War Springfield Musket. Raffle tickets are available right up until announcement time.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach, N.C. 28449. This free event is sponsored by the Fort Fisher Chapter 2325 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Friends of Fort Fisher and its sustaining members. For more information, contact Paul Laird at 910-612-7067 or plaird@friendsoffortfisher.com.