The Sea Their Graves: An Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture - January 15, 2013 7-9 pm

The_Sea_Their_GravesSouthport - Dr. David Stewart, professor of History at East Carolina University, will examine maritime communities and how historically, psychologically, and culturally this subculture deals with the loss of mariners, both individually and collectively. Learn how memorials and tombstones can be artistic expressions for both closure and remembrance and what other traditions define us as a community. 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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