Monthly Meeting Report – May, 2012

Lois Wheatley

Lois Wheatley

At our May meeting, author Lois Wheatley of the new book Images of America: Carolina Beach talked about many of the vintage pictures in her new book published by Arcadia Press in May.

A number of the people who shared family pictures attended and added commentary, including Charles (Tommy) Greene, Judy and Byron Moore, Doris Bame and Jay and Juanita Winner. Particularly interesting were the pictures that Arcadia rejected as not “good” enough, many of which looked better than some of the ones they accepted.

NOTE: We have signed copies of Lois’s book available in the History Center Gift Shop.

In May we also presented awards to the two young people winning our annual local history essay contest. Nicole Creech and Harley Preik accompanied by their parents, grandparents, and siblings read their essays on the Federal Point Lighthouse aloud.

Each received a gift card and their choice of a book from our gift shop. Harley chose Lighthouse Ghosts and Nicole chose A Tribute to North Carolina’s Lighthouses.