The Southport Historical Society will make history come alive as you enjoy a relaxed self-guided, one-mile walk through charming Historic Southport. Transport your self back to the early days of this city while visiting churches and homes dating back to the 1800s, as well as landmarks like City Hall, the Old Brunswick Jail, Old Smithville Burial Grounds, and River Pilots … [Read more...] about Southport Historical Walking Tour
Located 20 miles from Wilmington, NC, this site of the first Patriot victory that turned rebellion to Revolution and ended British authority over NC features a Visitors Center with a Gift Shop, exhibits including a new Gullah Geechee exhibit, artifacts, introductory video, walking trails, and picnic areas. Stroll past cannons and militia earthworks, walk on the … [Read more...] about Moores Creek National Battlefield
Celebrate the Patriot victory of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, their first victory prior the Declaration of Independence, Halifax Accord and War for Independence, with a full weekend of festivities. In the early morning hours of February 27, 1776, patriot forces needed an innovative solution to slow the Loyalist advance across Moores Creek Bridge. The previous … [Read more...] about Anniversary Of The Battle of Moores Creek
North Carolina’s third oldest town, Beaufort lies on the coast bordering the southern tip of the Outer Banks. Originally a fishing village and port of safety dating from the late 1600’s, Beaufort has been visited by patriots, privateers, merchants, and skilled craftsmen who built Bahamian and West Indian style homes and public buildings. Approximately 150 of these … [Read more...] about Beaufort Historic Buildings Tour
Visit Oriental’s History Museum and explore a special exhibit tells the story of the evolution of the town since its founding over 125 years ago. Oriental History Museum presents Gone, But not Forgotten: The Changing Landscape of Oriental. Opens February 17. Local homes, businesses, and scenery were lost over time. Causes ranged from natural disasters to fires in … [Read more...] about Gone, But not Forgotten: The Changing Landscape of Oriental
The low-lying marshlands bordered by fresh tidal water rivers of the Carolinas and Georgia proved to be ideal for rice production. The soils were rich, reasonably flat and highly fertile. They also were so soft a man could hardly stand on them, with twice a day tides pushing fresh river waters onto the flood plains, nothing else could be grown there. By 1700, rice was … [Read more...] about Rice Plantations Of NC
The North Carolina Rice Festival attracts families, history enthusiasts, educators, tourists and residents alike to the Leland, North Carolina (Brunswick County), area to learn about and celebrate the region’s rich and diverse cultural history of rice farming. Why Rice? The Carolinas - North and South - were the hub of rice production in the 1700s and 1800s, and … [Read more...] about NC Rice Festival
Interest in preserving the history of the Gullah Geechee heritage has been growing in recent times. Most people think of the Gullah Geechee as being in the low country region of South Carolina, however, there were a number of rice plantations along the banks of the Cape Fear River in South eastern North Carolina. Now a major movement to create a blueway and greenway system … [Read more...] about Preserving The History of NC’s Gullah Geechee Heritage
Whether you're a big fan of the game, the commercials, or the food, Super Bowl Sunday has something for almost everyone. In 55 years, the football game has amassed a lot of history and controversies. But no matter who you are cheering for, we've got some little-known super bowl facts that will give you a winning edge at any Super Bowl party. 1. … [Read more...] about 10 Little-Known Super Bowl Facts
On February 2nd each year millions of Americans ignore the TV weather forecasters, the weather apps on their "SmartPhones", the radar, satellite images and other scientific means of weather forecasting. They turn, instead turn to a little bucktoothed critter, a groundhog in Pennsylvania, to learn if there will be an early spring or we will have to endure another six weeks or … [Read more...] about The Strange History Of Groundhog Day
The Town of Holden Beach will celebrate its 55th Anniversary on Thursday, February 14, 2024. Limited Edition Prints Of This Pen & Ink Drawing By Keith White Available Here! In the days prior to the American Revolution, early settlers seeking land near Lockwood's Folly River applied for patents and received warrants for surveys of selected tracts. Upon payment of … [Read more...] about History: Holden Beach, NC Turns 55!
It was the winter of 1861 and the armies of the Union had failed in their attempts to win any significant victories over the Confederates. The population of the North, tired and sickened by the blood being shed, were questioning whether the price they were paying in blood and treasure was for the war was too high. A despondent President Lincoln was wondering if the war and … [Read more...] about The Battle of Roanoke Island
When people think of "The Low Country" they generally think of South Carolina, however, North Carolina has it's own "Low Country"! Definition of low country from Mirriam-Webster's Dictionary: a low-lying country or region; especially : the part of a southern state extending from the seacoast inland to the fall line. North Carolina's Brunswick Islands ( just below … [Read more...] about History Of NC’s Low Country
For more than 125 years, railroading was Wilmington North Carolina's chief industry. In 1840 the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad was completed and was the longest continuous rail line in the world at 161 miles long. Near the turn of the 20th century, several railroads up and down the eastern seaboard merged to become the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. The company headquarters … [Read more...] about Wilmington Railroad Museum
First time visitors to the town of New Bern should be aware that there is only one cola drink to ask for in this town! The community has a proud history as the Birthplace of Pepsi Cola, and this claim to fame is celebrated at a number of locales around downtown, including the newly built Pepsi Family Center at the North Carolina History Center, (an interactive museum … [Read more...] about Visit The Birthplace of Pepsi – NC!