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Join the Southport Historical Society to Celebrate the Bricks!

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Wednesday, May 25th, 6:30 pm

Southport Historical SocietyJoin us for a fun evening as we celebrate the installation of the  Commemorative Bricks in the walkway in front of the Ft. Johnston Southport Museum and Visitor Center.
May 25, 2022, Wednesday, 6:30 – 8 pm
Ft Johnston Museum and Visitors Center Lawn, Southport
Guest Speakers: Mary Ellen Watts Poole, Pat Kirkman, Col. Willie Gore
Musical Performance: Southport Shanty Crew
Bring a lawn chair, snack, bottle of water, etc.
Free and Open to All

Nearly 400 bricks have been purchased since 2017 commemorating people, places, and events that are meaningful to our community.  This year we have reconfigured the bricks to showcase them better and to accommodate placement.  As of today, not all of the bricks have been placed/replaced, but weather permitting, they will be installed by our meeting.

Would you like to share the story of your brick? Please sign up at the celebration and we will follow up to record your story. 


Photos: Pat Kirkman will be portraying Southport Matriarch Kate Stuart; Col. Willie Gore will be talking about his father, Eugene W. Gore, former Menhaden shanty singer and 1st Black Menhaden Fishing Boat Captain in Southport; Southport Shanty Crew will be performing sea shanties while we wander among the bricks; Southport grounds crew is working hard to install the Commemorative bricks before the big event!

Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn
203 E. Bay Street
Southport, North Carolina 28461
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Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn
203 E. Bay Street
Southport, North Carolina 28461
+ Google Map

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