January Meeting – World War I Commemoration

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.

This month’s speaker will be Jan Davidson, historian at the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science.  She will discuss World War I and New Hanover County’s role in the fight.

We will hear about men and women who served their country, the folks they left at home, and the ways that the community memorialized the men who died in World War I.

Jan has worked at the Cape Fear Museum for 11 years, doing a wide range of research projects.  She curates exhibits (including Reflections in Black and White on display through February 20, 2017), writes the Museum’s “This Month in History” each month, and gives public programs on a wide range of historical subjects.

Lately she has been working on the history of World War I due to the upcoming anniversary, as well as a more long-term project exploring the census and slavery in the 19th century.

She has a PhD and has previously worked at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History before coming to Wilmington.