Special Events / Field Trips

2019:   Special Events / Field Trips



Ed Bearss on “Reflections on the Civil War”

Jan. 9, 2019:   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.   Ft. Caswell’s Hatch Auditorium, Baptist Assembly, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, NC   28465.

The Brunswick Civil War Round Table is sponsoring a free lecture by Ed Bearss, National Park Historian Emeritus.   Ed’s talk is entitled “Reflections on the Civil War”.

Registration begins at 6:15 pm.   The program starts at 7:00 pm.   This event is free and open to the public.

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Ed Bearss on “Ask Ed Bearss”

Jan. 10, 2019:   7:15 pm to 8:45 pm.   Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S Ashe St. (at Pennsylvania St.), Southern Pines, NC   28387.

The Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table is sponsoring a free lecture by Ed Bearss, National Park Historian Emeritus.   Ed’s talk is entitled “Ask Ed Bearss”.

A social “hour” begins at 6:00 pm with the program to follow at 7:15 pm.   This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Matt Farina at (910) 246-0452 or email him at mafarina@aol.com.

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Ed Bearss on “The Heritage of North Carolina at Gettysburg”

Jan. 11, 2019:   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.   Mobley Atrium of the Thomas Fleming Bldg. on the Edgecombe Community College campus, Tarboro, NC   27886.

The Edgecombe Community College History Department and the William Dorsey Pender Civil War Roundtable is sponsoring a free lecture by Ed Bearss, National Park Historian Emeritus, at the college.   Ed will relate “The Heritage of North Carolina at Gettysburg”.

Students and the public are invited to attend the free lecture, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

A 6:30 pm dinner in Ed’s honor will precede the lecture.   The cost of the dinner is $14.   Reservations are requested for those who plan to attend the dinner.   To make reservations, please contact either Monika Fleming at flemingm@edgecombe.edu or klautzen14@gmail.com by January 3, 2019.

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“And How We Suffered…” -- the 154th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher.

Jan. 12, 2019:   10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   Fort Fisher State Historic Site, 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd., South Kure Beach, NC   28449.

The 154th commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher will focus on the stories of those individuals impressed by the Confederate War Department and Engineer Bureau to build Fort Fisher and the Cape Fear defenses.   Outside the museum, reenactors will bring the Fort to life. Infantry units will be on hand to talk with visitors about camp life and garrison duty as they drill and conduct the manual of arms.   There will also be artillery demonstrations.   This event is open to the public and the cost is free but donations are appreciated.   For more information, contact John Moseley at john.moseley@ncdcr.gov or phone (910) 251-7342.

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