Society Notes – September, 2012

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • This month we recorded 35 members and guests at our August meeting. We had 34 visitors to the History Center throughout the month. The gift shop took in $75.99.
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteers; Lois Taylor, and Demetria Sapienza for helping get the newsletter into the mail, and to Cheri McNeill for her always thorough proofing of the newsletter. Thanks also to Demetria Sapienza and Sylvia Snook for covering the History Center desk so Rebecca could be off. Darlene and Leslie Bright have also spent a number of days working on the new “Bathing Beauties” exhibit, rearranging and planning for the new shelves that are going in the Library, and DEEP CLEANING and laying down a good layer of insecticide throughout the building.
  • New Members: Welcome to new members Barbara and Don Fox of Carolina Beach.
  • History Talks:
    Leslie Bright talked to the Sons of Confederate Veterans: George Davis Camp about Civil War blockade running on Thursday August 16. He will present the program again on Saturday September 8 to the Blockade Runner Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

    Rebecca Taylor and Gayle Keresey will be presenting their “Lost Lights of the Cape Fear” program at the Southport Maritime Museum on Saturday September 15 as part of their day long “Fall into History” program. If you know of groups that are looking for a program Elaine Henson, Leslie Bright and Rebecca Taylor are available to “hit the road” on a variety of local history topics.