Special Events / Field Trips

Remaining North Carolina Special Event for December, 2017

Saturday, Dec. 16:   Bennett Place Historical Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd., Durham, NC

The following events are free and open to the public.   For more information, go to http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bennett/bennett.htm or call (919) 383-4345.

  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.:   Annual “Christmas in the Piedmont” Event.   Holiday decorations, cooking demonstrations, encamped soldiers and a visit from Old St. Nick for the children.
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.:   Annual Candlelight Tour.   At 15 minute intervals, participants can view how both soldiers and civilians attempted to celebrate the holidays during the Civil War.

Ed Bearss' North Carolina Lecture Campaign for January, 2018

Wednesday, Jan. 3:   Brunswick CWRT, Hatch Auditorium, Baptist Assembly, 100 Caswell Beach Road, near Caswell Beach, NC on the east end of Oak Island in Brunswick County.

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (with registration at 6:30 p.m.):   Returning for an eighth time is military historian, prolific writer, Civil War battlefield guide and television commentator Ed Bearss, whose commanding narrative will focus on "Reflections on the Civil War," as he shares his ideas and perspectives of over 60 years of Civil War study.   Admission $10 for non-members (and can be applied to dues).   For more information, go to http://brunswickcivilwarroundtable.com or contact mikepowell260@gmail.com.

Thursday, Jan. 4:   Rufus Barringer CWRT, Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe Street, Southern Pines, NC

  • Social hour 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Business 7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.   Presentation 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.:   Ed Bearss on "The Mason/Slidell Affair".   For more information, go to http://www.thepinestimes.com/community-events/ or contact Matt Farina at mafarina@aol.com.

Friday, Jan. 5:   William Dorsey Pender CWRT, Mobley Atrium in the Fleming building on the campus of Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro, NC

  • Dinner at 6:30 p.m.   Program at 7:30 p.m.:   Ed Bearss on "Chickamauga".   Dinner costs $14 with reservations by January 3 – contact Monika Fleming at flemingm@edgecombe.edu or Ken Lautzenheiser at klautzen14@gmail.com.

Saturday, Jan. 6:   Joint meeting of the Raleigh CWRT and Burlington's NC CWRT, NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC

  • Social (half) hour at 12:30 p.m.   Program at 1:00 p.m.   Ed Bearss on "Civil War Medicine" (from the perspective of his own wounding and treatment in WW II).   Admission $10.   For more information, contact Ted Kunstling at trkunstling@aol.com.

Sunday, Jan. 7:   New Bern CWRT, Tryon Palace History Center, 529 S Front St, New Bern, NC

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.:   Ed Bearss on "Civil War Wounds".   For more information, contact Horace Mewborn at hmewbornj@ec.rr.com.