Your membership makes possible:
- Twelve monthly Newsletters, that include at least one unpublished historic feature as well as Society news and other local happenings.
- Ten monthly programs featuring authors, historians, and others with special knowledge of this area.
- Two annual socials. The December Holiday Gathering and the June the pot-luck picnic
- Support of the Federal Point History Center with exhibits, a gift shop, and a growing archive of information about the Federal Point area.
- Historic Shipwreck overlook. Maintenance of the Gazebo at the east end of Lake Ave. where the public can observe the remains of the blockade runner, the General Beauregard.
- Historic plaque program. We seek out and invite owners of properties over 50 years old to apply for a historic plaque for their building.
- Maintain the grounds of the Newton Cemetery as well as work to document and preserve other cemeteries located within or service area.
- A committee of active volunteers conducts oral history interviews of community elders. The interviews are then transcribed and added to the archives of the organization.
In 2014 we hope to add the following projects:
- Work with the Cape Fear Camera Club to create a photo archive of images depicting Federal Point as it is today. Create an exhibit from the photos.
- Reorganize the Plaque Committee and plaque additional historic buildings
- Publish Cookbook #2
- Celebrate our 20 years of activities
The benefits of joining the Society as a Business member include:
- Tax-deductible dues of $40 annually
- A monthly newsletter than features articles of historic interest
- Monthly publicity through special mention of your business in our newsletter
- Knowledge that you are a member of a local organization dedicated to preserving the history of the region where you do business
- The Society website will display a listing and a link to your business’s website
- You’ll be listed along with other business that support the Society’s work
The Society meets the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the History Center. Lecturers and speakers from throughout the state present programs on topics of historic interest. In addition, the History Center is open to the public every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm.
If you wish additional information, please feel free to call the History Center at 458-0502. Tues, Friday and Saturday between 10am and 4pm.