Society Notes – Feb, 2021

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

New Book by Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr.

Now in Stock @ FPHPS

Paperback – Autographed –


  • Buried Alive? The Tragic Fate of Samuel Russell Jocelyn, Jr.
  • The Confederate Blockade Runner: Fanny & Jenny and her Legendary Sword
  • The Ill-Fated Lady: The Drowning of Rose O’Neale Greenhow
  • A Man and His Dog: Faithful Unto Death
  • In Search of the Maco Light: The Lower Cape Fear’s Most Famous Ghost Story


Sadly, the Society has lost another longtime supporter. John C. Golden, Jr., age 79, passed away on Friday, January 29th at Hospice LifeCare Center in Wilmington.

A graduate of Duke and Harvard, he came to Wilmington in 1977, as an employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

After he retired, he dedicated his time to telling stories and making music throughout the community. He served as President of the Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear and was always generous with his time and talent to the entire history lovers’ community.

  • The History Center had ­­­­­­­­­­­­­46 visitors. The UDC held their monthly meeting at the History Center.
  • Welcome to new member: Ned Irvine of Wilmington


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