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“Behind the Scenes: History of Film in North Carolina”

August 19, 7 - 9 p.m.

katie edwards assistant curator-nc museum of history photocreditSouthport is becoming one of North Carolina's most popular filming sites. Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport as we welcome Ms. Katie Edwards, Assistant Curator from the NC Museum of History in Raleigh. She will be discussing the Museum of History's newest exhibit "Starring North Carolina", in relation to the history of filmmaking in North Carolina, from early years to more recent blockbusters. The exhibit is scheduled to open November 2014. Ms. Edwards will highlight several people instrumental in making the industry successful.

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. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

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“Willing But Slow: Progressive Era Southport & Transportation”

Southport - 2nd Saturday

August 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

wilmington stationJoin the NC Maritime Museum for a program examining 30 years and 30 miles of rail in Southport. In 1911, the Wilmington, Brunswick & Southern railroad had just arrived. The rails, extending from Leland to the re-coaling dock located at the foot of Rhett Street, carried both passengers and freight, bringing about a new, progressive era. Enjoy interpretation of train memorabilia; learn about Kate Stuart and the ladies of Southport, while younger visitors can participate in transportation crafts. Special tours will go out at scheduled times to the site where the train depot once stood.

Artisans will be on the grounds of the museum, many with beach themed wares and always with handmade local creations! Program is free and open to the public. 204 East Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461.

“Paddy's Hollow: Sex and the Civil War” - Chris Fonvielle

Southport - Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program  fonvielle picture

July 15, 7 - 9 p.m.

The most scandalous topic of the year! Join the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport as we welcome Chris Fonvielle, Professor of History at UNCW, as he discusses the timeless topic of S E X. Did prostitutes really receive a new moniker because of General Joseph Hooker? Was pornography a new concept? Was it just sailors bringing diseases into town? And how many people know that Paddy's Hollow was more than a restaurant in Wilmington? Learn the answers to all the questions you were afraid to ask - with a Civil War flair!

The program will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St., Southport. Lecture is free but donations are always welcome, call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. 

“NC Wild”

Southport - July 12

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Go "Wild" with the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport as we examine the lives of our coastal creatures large and small. Learn how oysters are the maids of aquatic life, cleaning the rivers and oceans while they eat! Discover what happens to injured shore birds and what we can do to help. Take the afternoon and make fishy crafts in the classroom with educators. Artisans will be on the grounds of the museum, many with beach themed wares and always with handmade local creations! Program is free and open to the public. 204 East Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461.

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Hurricane Forum with NOAA National Weather Service June 19, 7 - 9 p.m.

Southport -bs - hh 5 - compressedIn conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will host a Hurricane Forum with NOAA National Weather Service on Thursday, June 19th. This "Town Hall Meeting" blends past and present with the history of the most catastrophic storm in North Carolina and will focus on hurricane preparedness. Representatives from Southport, Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes, Bald Head Island, and St. James will be onsite to field public questions. With presentations by Brunswick County Emergency Management, NOAA, and WECT Meteorologist, this will be an interesting and instructive program. Don't miss demonstrations and information throughout the building. The season is upon us. Do you have your hurricane kit ready?

Starting at 7:00 PM, the event will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St., Southport. Call the NC Maritime Museum at Southport for more information 910-457-0003. 

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Volunteers are needed for the great times at the Maritime Museums. Share your love of history, culture and North Carolina's well-loved coast.  Each Museum offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, from working with children to helping with events.

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