Children's Summer Series Heats Up
Join the Museum for a fun-filled summer! The North Carolina Museum at Southport offers one-day, two-day, and one-week programs for children during the summer to give both vacationers and locals the opportunity for some educational fun.
Dig for artifacts at a mock site and learn how archaeologists interpret history. Join our pirate crew as you learn about the scurvy dogs that plied the waters of the Cape Fear. Learn about our local favorite - shrimp - and be prepared to catch, cook, peel, and eat them! Take part in Civil War soldier drills and build earthen fortifications.
Programs include a Civil War Sailor's Camp, a two-day class on the Revolutionary War, a Pirate Boot Camp, a River Boat Tour, a Native American Series, and more! Classes are offered beginning in mid-June and the offerings continue through mid-August.
Adult Program: The Confederate Navy in North Carolina
The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will present “The Confederate Navy in North Carolina” with Andrew Duppstadt on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
The presentation is part of the ongoing “Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program” series designed to offer historical lectures on various topics suitable for adults.
Historian Andrew Duppstadt has been a researcher of naval history for over a decade and is well-versed on North Carolina’s maritime role during the Civil War. His presentation will examine the difficulties, challenges and successes of the Confederate Navy in the state. While the Navy celebrated spectacular successes, the failures were just as great and numerous.
This presentation will demonstrate the constant presence of the Confederate Navy in the state throughout the war.
The program will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St., Southport. The program is free but participants are asked to register by calling (910) 457-0003.
Local Artists and Farmers Wanted for 2nd Saturdays
The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is calling on artists to exhibit and sell art work and goods this summer as part of the Department of Cultural Resources’ first 2nd Saturdays event of 2013, scheduled for June 8.
“We’re looking for jewelers, quilters, painters, potters, weavers, musicians, photographers, iron workers, crafters and other creative artists. There is no fee to participate, we just require that you supply your own table and tent, and any other materials you may need,” says Museum Site Manager Mary Strickland.
Farmers of high-value products such as honey, soy candles, cheeses, or herbs are also encouraged to participate.
2nd Saturdays combine the unique power of the arts and heritage with lots of hands-on fun each second Saturday during the peak summertime vacation months. For families on a budget looking for exciting things to do, for a “staycation” or a local weekend getaway, 2nd Saturdays programs from the Department of Cultural Resources are the answer.
The Museum’s theme for 2nd Saturdays on June 8 is “We Fished for a Living” to celebrate the history of fisheries and honor those who piloted workboats, pulled nets, and processed shrimp, crab and menhaden.
To participate for free, call (910) 457-0003.
Southport Nominated as Ultimate Fishing Town
Southport has been nominated once again for the World Fishing Network title of America's "Ultimate Fishing Town." Fans of Southport can post photos, videos, and comments to show people why Southport should win this title.
The winner will be determined by online voting that runs through May 3.
Get a Glimpse at the Hidden Fortifications of Fort Anderson
Fort Anderson was constructed over the ruins of the town of Brunswick in 1861. The base of the fort's outer wall still stands and is open to the public, but there is another section of this fort that few know about. Pristinely preserved, this continuation of Fort Anderson's batteries is located inside the military depot Sunny Point and is rarely glimpsed by the public.
Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport and The Friends of the Museum as we welcome Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson historian, Jim McKee. He will give us a glimpse into the cloistered Civil War fortifications inside Sunny Point.
The Hidden Fortifications: Visiting the Remnants of Fort Anderson inside Sunny Point will be held on April 16 from 7-9pm. The program is part of our Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program series and will be held at the Southport Community Building at 223 East Bay Street. The program is free, but registration is required. Please call (910) 457-0003 to register.
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