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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

LIVING HISTORY DAY AT FORT FISHER

It’s very late notice, but I would have gone if I could. I love the Fort Fisher / Kure Beach area of North Carolina- I've been there several times:

From: Patterson, Betty [betty.patterson@ncdcr.gov]

KURE BEACH, N.C. -- Step back in time and experience life on the Confederate home front at Fort Fisher State Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join costumed staff and volunteer interpreters as they demonstrate Civil War civilian activities in the fort's live oak grove overlooking the Cape Fear River. Learn how Fort Fisher's artillery protected the vital foreign trade routes running
through Wilmington with the firing of a 32-pound rifled and banded cannon at Shepherd's Battery at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Kids of all ages are encouraged to join in period games like hoops and graces, and a large scale townball game will be held on the site's grounds at 1 p.m. Period cooking demonstrations will be offered throughout the day, and visitors will take home recipes they can try themselves. Local musician John Golden will perform period music in the visitor center.

Visitors can also learn more about civilians on the home front through costumed tours and a talk by Brenda McKean, a member of Tar Heel Civilians. Costumed tours will leave the visitor center at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and focus on civilian involvement with Fort Fisher. At noon in the visitor center, Ms. McKean will delve into civilian shortages during the war. Contact the site for additional details. All activities are free.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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