SOUTHPORT, NC October 15, 2013 — A picturesque Southern town nestled among live oaks at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, Southport is overflowing with remarkable stories of colonization, pirates, Civil War, the fishing industry and much more. The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport will host the N.C. Maritime History Council Conference, “Much Tide Has Passed, Southport 2013,” Nov. 7-9. Complete with interesting speakers, engaging activities and opportunities to network with colleagues, this conference promises to interest anyone who loves history.
Enjoy a morning and lunch on Bald Head Island, learn about recent Civil War research and hear about current work on the Queen Anne’s Revenge Project. Speakers will include notable historians and archaeologists. Keynote speaker James Delgado of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss maritime landscapes. The conference will wrap up with a tour of an area historic site. Participants can choose among “Living Voices of the Past,” a costumed, interpreted excursion through the Old Smithville Burying Ground; an exploration of the colonial wharf at Brunswick Town State Historic Site where 18th century artifacts are being recovered; and a special trek on the traverses of Fort Fisher State Historic Site.
The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport is located at 204 E. Moore St. in Southport. Please call (910) 457-0003 or visit our website at www.ncmaritimemuseums.com and click on NCMHC for more information or to register. The cost is $110 to attend the full conference for the general public and $65 for K-12 educators and students.
The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport showcases the history and heritage of the Cape Fear region. Exhibits offer a look at Civil War history, hurricanes, pirates and artifacts recovered from a number of nearby shipwreck sites. The Museum is part of the North Carolina Maritime Museum system which is comprised of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
For more information on North Carolina arts, history and culture, visit Cultural Resources online.