WINNABOW – Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site will present a Civil War archaeological program in February.
Look to the Earth: An Archaeological Forum
Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m.
The forum will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Southport. Featured speakers for the free program are Asst. State Archaeologist John Mintz, Deputy State Archaeologist and Queen Anne’s Revenge Project Director Mark Wilde-Ramsing, archaeologist Thomas Beaman, UNC-Wilmington historian Chris Fonvielle, and engineer Paul Shivers.
Archaeological studies have been done at the site, and Civil War artifacts including buckles, buttons and minie balls have been found. New discoveries will be shared.
For information call (910) 371-6613. Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson is located at 8884 Saint Phillips Road, SE, Winnabow, N.C. 28479.
Fort Anderson was part of the Cape Fear River defense system during the Civil War, and provided protection to Wilmington. After the fall of Fort Fisher, Fort Anderson was lost to Union forces. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives.
Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.