KURE BEACH – Tap into the Christmas spirit and share holiday cheer as Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach sponsors its Holiday Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Enjoy seasonal refreshments, decorations, and entertainment throughout the day, including the elementary school chorus from Leland Christian Academy at 11 a.m., followed at 12 noon by songs and stories of Civil War blockade running by noted historical entertainer John Golden (aka Captain Roberts) and actor/interpreter and storyteller Joyce Grear (aka Harriet “Moses” Tubman), telling stories of the African-American experience and Christmas cultural traditions in the Cape Fear region.
The Murray Middle School Jazz Band will cap off the festivities at 1:30 pm. with selections from their holiday repertoire.
For the history lover on your shopping list, special discounts will be offered on all Fort Fisher Museum Shop merchandise. Be sure to try the new Battery Buchanan coffee, especially blended for the Friends of Fort Fisher.
This free event is hosted by the Friends of Fort Fisher and Fort Fisher Chapter No. 2325, United Daughters of the Confederacy. For information, contact Paul Laird at 910-612-7067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Fisher once protected Wilmington, the South’s last open port, which allowed blockade runners to deliver needed supplies to the Confederate Army. In January 1865, it was the site of the largest American land and sea military assault until World War II, and fell to Federal forces.
Fort Fisher is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach, N.C. 28449
For more information, call (910) 458-5538