SOUTHPORT – The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport showcases authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, Aug. 11, in this year’s popular summer series “2nd Saturdays.”
The theme for the final 2nd Saturdays event for 2012 is “Original Inhabitants of the Cape Feare.” Discover Southport’s “locals” from prehistoric to the present. Hold a giant shark’s tooth in your hand and imagine C. megladon plying the waters of Southport’s coast as a giant eating machine. Learn of a land and waters where Native American culture speaks to us. Hear net makers and shrimpers share their stories.
Author and historian Jack Fryar will offer a lecture, “The First Locals: Native Americans and Colonial Settlements along the Lower Cape Fear.” In the program, Fryer will explore the region’s Cape Fear Indians and the clues they left behind. He will also look at two colonial towns: Charlestowne and Brunswick Town. What happen to these “locals” is an interesting story of settlement, politics, and the port. Lectures will be held in at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Artists and vendors include:
- Photographer Jeri Ward
- Watercolor artist Linda Carole – www.lindacorole.com
- Turtle Track Pottery – Donna Michaux
- Musician P.D. Midgett
- “Ships in a Bottle” crafter Jim Goodwin – http://www.carolinasib.com/
- Plimsoll Gear – http://www.plimsollgear.com/home.html
- Crafter Kaye Chapman – PVC pipe egrets
- Jewelry Designer Sherrie Faulk
- Potter Janice Wyckoff
- Author Harry Mathis, book signing for “History of Tileston School”
- Water-fired copper by Cape Fear Copper Shop
- Doll-maker Debbie Vann
- Wooden toys by Paul Gurin
- Beach Décor by Linda Goldston
- Artist Donald Byrum
- Blacksmith Lenny Moore
- Sculptor and Jewelry Designer Kim Koltzau –www.steampunkcellars.com
“2nd Saturdays helps families have some good, old-fashioned fun whether they are visiting a site close to home or across the state,” said Site Manager Mary Strickland.
Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the 2nd Saturdays series takes place at 37 State Historic Sites and museums on the second Saturday of the summer months. The more than 100 events across the state bring together history and authentic North Carolina culture. Each site will have its own stylized theme; and many sites will have artists and/or musicians. A complete schedule of events is at www.ncculture.com.
For information call (919) 807-7389.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncdcr.gov.