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Federal Point Historic Preservation Soceity Up Coming Meetings

• Monday July 21,  2014 – Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Wilmington entrepreneur,  Sam Leake, will talk about the life and times of the South’s most famous General,  Robert E. Lee. Sam Leake will be talking about the non-war life of Robert E. Lee.  The General’s war years are heavily documented and explored, but what happened to Lee after the Civil War ended? What events shaped the person that became the General of the Confederate Army?
• Monday August 18, 2014 Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Mike Giles, from the North Carolina Coastal Federation will talk to us about the natural history of our most prescious resource.
• Monday September 15, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Norm Melton, will talk about his personal experiences while “Growing Up on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.”
• Monday October 20, 2014: MembershipMeeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Local historian and author, Elaine Henson, will present an illustrated talk on the history of the “Cape Fear Beaches.”
Monday November 17, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. LeRae Umfleet, of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources will return to us with her program on “Women in World War One.”
Monday December 15, 2014: Holiday Potluck 6:30-9:00 pm.
All programs are FREE and open to the public. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach Town Hall.) Visit the History Center, open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10-4. For more information call: 910-458-0502.
From the Friends of Fort Fisher - Looking for Descendents! The Friends of Fort Fisher are gathering contact information for any decedents of soldiers involved in the building of Fort Fisher or any of the other forts in the Cape Fear area. They would also like to find decendents of men who fought in the battles for Fort Fisher, Fort Holmes, Fort Caswell, Fort Johnston, and Fort Anderson, as well as blockade runner captains, crew and pilots, basically anyone who was involved in the Wilmington Campaign. Visit their website at: for links to projects and events including the 150th Battle reenactment and the descendents reunion in January 2015. Contact John Golden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.