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Winterfest, December 12, 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.
Southport- Start your holiday season at Southport Winterfest in Historic Downtown Southport. Special events will be taking place throughout the town December 4-13.
As part of the Winterfest celebration, on December 12, the NC Maritime Museum at Southport will be giving special costumed interpreted tours of the exhibit gallery at 11 am, 1:30 and 3:00 pm.
Learn about the maritime heritage of the Lower Cape Fear with tours by a Victorian Lady, a Civil War Soldier, or Stede Bonnet the Gentleman Pirate. Colonial and Victorian holiday traditions will be discussed, as well as, the storm that almost stole Christmas: the wreck of The City of Houston, 1878.
The NC Maritime Museum is located at 204 E. Moore Street on the grounds of historic Fort Johnson. For more information call the Museum at 910-457-0003
Victorian Holiday, December 6, 1 - 3 p.m.
Southport- The crackling of the fireplace and the smell of pine on the hearth can only mean one thing - it is yule time! Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport for its popular program, "Victorian Holiday." Whether you are 9 or 90 years old, making unconventional holiday decorations is fun. Learn about the Victorian period when a young German prince unknowingly started a tradition and brought the Christmas tree into vogue.
Berlin meets Brunswick, as we add a little Southern charm to our program with pine cone decorating. Whether making spiders for good luck, or giving your birds a winter present for the yard, the fun will continue while enjoying eggnog and cookies. Appropriate for all ages; $3.00/person. Call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register.
Halloween Ghost Ship
October 25, 1-3 p.m.
Southport - Mariners of all ages will enjoy tales of lost souls, pirates, and other mysteries along the Lower Cape Fear at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport. Get into the spirit as you design and create trick or treat bags, send secret messages through ghost writing, and sit on a pine coffin to have your silhouette immortalized during shadow drawing. Enjoy hauntingly good refreshments with the other goblins and ghouls and perhaps even a ghost of Brunswick's past! Appropriate for all ages; $3.00/person. Call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. 204 E. Moore St. Southport, NC 28461.
“Cape Fear Indians” – Dr. Phil Garwood
October 21, 7-9 p.m.
Southport - Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport as we welcome Dr. Phil Garwood, professor of Geology at Cape Fear Community College for his lecture on Cape Fear Indians. Dr. Garwood's recent book will share the story of a diverse group of Native American men and women who lived in our area for 12,000 years. They were fishermen, hunters, gatherers, and farmers. They migrated to the coast in the winter months to catch fish and harvest clams, oysters and other sea foods, then to the upper reaches of the river during the summer months to raise crops and prepare the necessary tools for survival. Learn their archaeological and geologic story.
The program will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St., Southport. Program is free, call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register.
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