Fort Fisher

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Fayetteville Civil War Museum To Have Wilmington Ties

From the September 16, 2016, Wilmington (N.C.) Star-News by Ben Steelman.

The new North Carolina Civil War History Center in Fayetteville, N.C., is slated to open in 2020.  Fundraising for the $65 million has already begun.  And, it will have ties to Wilmington, N.C..

David Winslow is senior consultant for it and has worked at fundraising for Thalian Hall, the Bellamy Mansion, USS North Carolina and Elderhaus (not sure what this is).  All of these, except perhaps the Elderhaus, are in Wilmington.

The new museum is built on the ruins of the former Confederate Fayetteville Arsenal which was burned to the ground by Union General Sherman in 1865 during his March Through the Carolinas.

$6.2 million has been raised so far, including $1 million from the state.  It already has been determined that an admission fee will be charged.

--Old B-R'er

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