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Cape Fear Museum Hosts Final Community Conversations Lecture

The American Civil War was a pivotal point in our nation’s history. To mark the 150th anniversary of the war, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is hosting “Reconstruction,” the last lecture of its four-part Community Conversations series.
 On Tuesday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, audiences will have a chance to discover how the end of the war affected Cape Fear’s locals.  Duke University’s Dr. Laura Edwards and Dr. Karin Zipf of East Carolina University discuss political and gender issues of Reconstruction. How did the end of the war affect the people of Southeastern North Carolina - returning soldiers, freed slaves, families; merchants, farmers, tradesmen, and professionals?
 The Museum’s Community Conversations format is designed to encourage audiences to discuss the conflict and its continued meaning in contemporary American culture. 
 Admission to Community Conversations is $5 for Museum members; $7 for non-members; Student admission free with valid ID but limited to 25 pre-registered participants. Call 910.798.4362 for tickets/to register.
 Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Labor Day through Memorial Day. General admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3 and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: