Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Carolina Beach (NC) Town Hall Gets Historic Fort Fisher Exhibits New Life-- Part 1

From the June 9, 2016, WWAY 3 ABC  (Wilmington, NC) by Taylor Yakowenko.

Four exhibits will be unveiled next week at the Carolina Beach Town Hall on US-421.  The Friends of Fort Fisher were instrumental in getting these exhibits.  They were originally a part of the collection of the long-closed Blockade Runner Museum in Carolina Beach, according to Friends of Fort Fisher executive director Paul Laird.

The diorama inserts had been in storage in the basement of the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington for over 30 years and not accessible to the public.

I remember seeing these exhibits often as the Blockade Runner Museum was a major hang out for me back when I was growing up.  As a matter of fact, the Carolina Beach Town Hall is located in the building that used to be the Blockade Runner  Museum, so, in effect, the exhibits are returning to their former home.

I Know Where I'm Going This August.  --Old B-Runner

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