Lori Sanderlin – Mourning Customs of the Civil War Period

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, February 17, 7:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.

Lori SanderlinOur speaker this month will be Lori Sanderlin, Curator of Education at the Southport Maritime Museum. The Civil War era saw a number of developments in how the American culture dealt with death.

Lori will talk about the mourning customs that developed in both Northern and Southern communities. She will also highlight the lives of some specific women of the Lower Cape Fear and the trials and travails they survived.

Lori Sanderlin - Women of Cape FearLori graduated from UNCW with a degree in history. She worked at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, the Onslow County Museum, and the Maritime Museum at Beaufort before coming to the Southport Maritime Museum. Lori says she’s excited to speak to our Society again; one of her very first public presentations was here at the History Center in 2001, when she talked about General Whiting.