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by | Mar 15, 2017 | News

March 2017

Dear Friends,

The North Carolina Civil War History Center has been making great progress! In this newsletter are some of our recent and upcoming activities. We thank you for your continued support and, as always, we encourage you to contact us if you have questions or comments.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 12, 2:00 p.m., Museum of the Cape Fear, 801 Arsenal Avenue, Fayetteville: Colonel (Ret.) Wade Sokolosky, a graduate of East Carolina University and a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army, will kick off our 2017 Speaker Series with his presentation on “In Sherman’s Path: The Final Days of Fayetteville’s Confederate Arsenal.” Col. Sokolosky’s presentation follows the January 2017 release of his updated and revised version of “No Such Army Since the Days of Julius Caesar: Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign from Fayetteville to Averasboro, March 1865.” Col. Sokolosky also is the co-author of “Final Roll Call: Confederate Losses during the Carolinas Campaign.” A book-signing will follow his presentation. (Admission is free.)

Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 p.m., Museum of the Cape Fear, 801 Arsenal Avenue, Fayetteville: Advisory Board member Charen Fink will speak about the roles of women in the Civil War. Ms. Fink, who comes from Ohio, lives in Southport with her educator husband, Dan. She is a retired R.N. possessing a M.Ed. in health education. She is a past president of the Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table in Youngstown, Ohio; Vice President of the Brunswick C. W. Round Table; Ambassador to the 290 Foundation; former editor of the Round Table’s newsletter, Call to Arms and current co-editor; Founder and coordinator of the Ladies’ Forum and contributing writer for the above Round Tables (Call to Arms and Drum and Bugle Call). (Admission is free.)

Friday, May 12 (all day): Cape Fear River Trip: Join us for a pontoon boat cruise down the Cape Fear River from Fayetteville to Wilmington! The cost is $140 per person, and payment is due in advance. Spaces fill up quickly! Please call us at 910-491-0602 to reserve. Bring your lunch, beverage, and a jacket and rain gear, just in case, and meet us at Campbellton Landing, 1130 Person Street, Fayetteville, at 6:30 Thursday morning. A van will return you to Fayetteville from Wilmington that evening.

June 2017 field trip to Washington, DC: “The Defense of Washington.” Stay tuned for more information!

Other News

In December 2016, the City of Fayetteville showed its support by pledging $7.5 million in support of the History Center. In January 2017, Cumberland County followed suit with its own pledge of $7.5 million. Their commitments send a strong and necessary message to the State of North Carolina that local government is solidly behind this project. We appreciate our local government’s belief in the History Center and what we will bring to this community in tourism, jobs, and economic vitality!

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We are pleased to announce that former North Carolina Senator Tony Rand has joined the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Civil War History Center Foundation. Senator Rand is a member of our Board of Advisors as well. We are grateful to him for his support.

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We are on the move! We thank you for your continued help and support.

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