“Paddy's Hollow: Sex and the Civil War” - Chris Fonvielle
Southport - Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program
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.
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.
Hurricane Forum with NOAA National Weather Service June 19, 7 - 9 p.m.
Southport -In 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.
The Hidden Fortifications: Visiting the Remnants of Fort Anderson inside Sunny Point
Southport - May 20, 7-9 p.m. - Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program
Jim McKee, Brunswick Town / Fort Anderson Historic Interpreter and local historian, will give us a glimpse into the cloistered Civil War fortifications inside the military depot Sunny Point. Pristinely preserved, this continuation of Fort Anderson's batteries is not open to the public.
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.
Air Force One with Howie Franklin April 15th
- Maritime Day - Girl Scout Council Event - April 12, 9:00 a.m. - noon
- "Hello Girls!" Women and World War I
- Civil War 150th Commemoration: Cushing’s Raid on Smithville, February 29, 1864
- “The Marines of Montford Point: Fighting for Freedom”
- "We Fished for a Living: Exhibit: Featuring Menhaden Chanty Singers
- SOLD OUT! The Wilmington, Brunswick & Southern Railroad
- A Victorian Holiday in Southport
- SOLD OUT! New York Times Bestselling Author Celia Rivenbark Returns for NC Maritime Museum program in Southport
- Gillespie Rifle Collection
- Legends & Lore of the Lower Cape Fear with Brooks Preik