Story Day: Collecting Local Civil War History
Sat. Mar. 12, 10:30-4:30
At the museum, visitors often like to share their families history, especially their Civil War ancestors: where they fought, what they did, the unit they served in, etc. The North Carolina History Center, the proposed new museum for the Museum of the Cape Fear, is actively collecting 100 stories from all of North Carolina's 100 counties. Make an appointment for March 12 and museum staff and volunteers will assist you on getting your story recorded. These stories will provide valuable content for the History Center's exhibit plan. Appointments will be scheduled for every 30 minutes starting at 10:30 am with the last appointment at 4:30. We can take up to 4 people at a time. Call 910/486-1330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. The service is free!
North Carolina as the Confederate Capital
Wed. Apr. 6, 7:00
Location: Pate Room, Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville 28301)
Michael Hardy will present his talk about North Carolina serving as the Confederate Capital at the end of the war. In the waning days of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis and members of his Cabinet, were forced to flee south, out of Virginia. Their train eventually arrived in Charlotte. The Confederate government established offices and stayed in local homes after spending one night in a passenger train car. Call 910/486-1330 for more information. Free.
Sun., Apr. 17, 2:00 pm
Brett Friedlander, co-author of Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams' Doc Graham, will give a presentation about the Fayetteville native Archibald Graham. If you've seen the movie, Field of Dreams, Archie Graham is portrayed as the young start-up baseball player who gives the pitcher a wink as he starts his wind up. Books will be available from the museum's gift shop. An autograph session will take place after the presentation. (You are welcome to bring your own copy.) Call 910/486-1330 for more information. FREE!