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Federal Point Historic Society Events Calendar

• Monday, August 20, 2012 Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm Morris Bass, of the CSS Neuse State Historic Site will talk on the role of the Quartermaster during the Civil War.
 • Monday, September 17, 2012: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm From 1903-1958 the Cape Fear Lighthouse stood guard over Frying Pan Shoals from the SE corner of Bald Head Island.  Sometime after it was destroyed it’s first order Fresnel Lense ended up in front of an antiques shop in Wilmington.  Members of the Old Baldy Foundation will travel from Bald Head Island to tell us the story of how they are bringing the lense back to the Island, and how we can help.
• Monday October 15, 2012:  Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Local author, and Society member Elaine Henson will bring us her picture history on the building of the Intracoastal Waterway, from Wrightsville Beach to the South Carolina line.  It was far more than just Snow’s Cut.
 • Monday, November 19, 2012:  Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm.  Author and local historian Jack Fryar will join us to talk about the Yellow Fever epidemic that hit Wilmington in 1862. Did the blockade runner Kate bring the disease? How did the city cope? A Confederate soldier described the scene in a letter to his mother: “The reported appearance of this deadly contagion… created a tremendous panic in the city. The citizens were leaving by scores and hundreds in every manner of conveyance that could be obtained.”
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center,  1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach Town Hall.) Or visit the History Center, open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10-4. For more information call: 910-458-0502.