Society Notes

Upcoming Programs:

Monday,  May 20, 2019:  7:30-9:00.

Program:  Chris Fonvielle returns to talk about the Battles of Sugar Loaf, which took place on January 19 and February 11, 1865. The Union’s repeated defeat forced them to move troops across the river and approach Wilmington from the west.


Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 85 visitors in March. There were 30 people in attendance at the March meeting. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Walk of Fame Committee.
  • Welcome to member, Christine Carrington of Wilmington and Lauren Gibbs of Wilmington.
  • Thanks to Darlene Bright for helping with the Newsletter.
  • Thank you goes to Jay Winner for fixing the “trip and fall” at the end of the handicapped ramp.
  • Thanks to Darlene and her daughter, Cindy, who did a bang up job of DEEP cleaning the History Center.
  • Thanks to Leslie Bright for painting the roadside sign and making new letters for the missing ones and painting them black.
  • Thanks to Leslie and Darlene Bright and Jay Winner and Rodney Jones for cleaning the exhibits and giving them their spring spruce-up.

Thanks to all who helped with the Anniversary Celebration!

Darlene Bright, Linda Ogden, Cheri McNeill, Steve Arthur for the refreshments. A huge thank you goes out to Ray and Pam Bramhall for donating the cost of the Anniversary Cake.  Thanks, too, to the Board members for donations toward the decorations; Jim Dugan, Leslie Bright, Jimmy Bartley, Barry Nelder, John Moseley, Steve Arthur, Juanita Winner.