Monthly Meeting Report – January, 2010

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society held its monthly meeting on Monday, January 18 at 7:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.

Fort_Fisher_HermitThis month’s speaker was Fred Pickler, the author/illustrator of the new book The Life and Times of the Fort Fisher Hermit: through the lense of Fred Pickler.

Fascinated by the Hermit since his Boy Scout years, Fred has had a varied career in trucking, law enforcement, and sales of international arms. With Life and Times he returns to his roots and presents a photographic tribute of one of the area’s most “original” residents.

Pickler also gives full documentation to Harrell’s somewhat mysterious death. Fred will tell us just what made Robert Harrill such a unique and special local “attraction.”