In 2015 Howard Hewett, who grew up on a farm south of Kure Beach, wrote a series of articles about life as a boy. His father was a supervisor at the Ethyl-Dow Plant, and Howard also donated his collections of wonderful black and white pictures of the plant in the 30s. You can find many of them in a slide show in the oral history Howard did with Monroe Shigley, Plant Manager at Ethyl Dow.
Among our most visited pages cover the six part series on the history of the Freeman family and Seabreeze. Published in the Spring and Summer of 2016, we’ve received numerous calls and emails from as far away as Atlanta and Washington, DC. We even had requests from the Smithsonian and the North Carolina State Archives to use pictures from the articles.
Our most popular speaker, Chris Fonvielle, has talked about and written on many subjects of Civil War History over the years. The many pages that come up when you search ‘Fonvielle’ include not only articles on Fort Fisher and the Sugar Loaf Line of Defense as well as reviews of his many books. Other pages lead to reports on his Sugar Loaf walks, Fort Fisher Reenactments, and other society fund raisers to which he’s generously contributed.