Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Visit the Southport Maritime Museum to see "Along the Colonial Cape Fear" Permanent Exhibit

A dedication ceremony was held in June at the NC Maritime Museum in Southport, followed by a reception to celebrate the addition of a new exhibit, “Along the Colonial Cape Fear River.” The special exhibit was the fruition of a grant application sponsored by our Brunswick Town DAR Chapter and submitted to the NSDAR Special Projects Grants - Mission for Education.

The effort to secure the grant began in 2014 when Lori Sanderlin, Curator of Education, at the Museum spoke to chapter member, Connie Hendrix about the possibility of the Brunswick Town Chapter securing a grant for the museum. Connie passed along the request to Jackie Craft, Regent at the time. Jackie and Betsy Pessetto, Vice Regent, met with Lori to discuss the grant.  In these new exhibits, Brunswick Town is a big part of the Museum’s attraction and so appropriate to our chapter since Brunswick Town is our namesake.

The exhibit features interactive educational elements including a touchscreen that delves deeper into colonial culture including, Did You Know? Flip Panels for the naval stores industry; sliding doors for delicate paper artifacts such as Royal Governor Josiah Martin’s signature; and a talking mannequin depicting Ms. Janet Schaw, a Scottish loyalist, who shares important details of the colonial Cape Fear from her Journal of a Lady of Quality.

We were honored to have in attendance at the celebration, Merry Ann Thompson Wright, Honorary President General; Dianne Biggs Janis, National Chairman of Special Projects Grants; Carole Weiss, State Vice Regent; Cricket Crigler, State Organizing Secretary; Lou Walker, State Registrar and her husband, Jerry; Anne Hobbs State Special Projects Grants Chairman; and Meg Smith, District VII Treasurer. Also, in attendance were many chapter members.  Following the dedication and reception, a dinner was held at The Reserve Restaurant in St. James Plantation hosted by our Regent, Diane Kuebert, for our honored guests and members.

L to R Mary Strickland, Museum Manager; Lori Sanderlin, Curator of Education, NC Maritime Museum; Diane Kuebert, Brunswick Town Regent; Merry Ann Thompson Wright, Honorary President General; Diane B. Janis, National Chairman of Special Project, Grants

Diane Kuebert, Brunswick Town Regent; Merry Ann Thompson Wright, Honorary President General; Diane B. Janis, National Chairman of Special Project, Grants; Museum Manager; Lori Sanderlin
Front Row (L-R):  Jamee Vassil Rose, Exhibit Designer, NC Maritime Museums; Mary Strickland, Museum Manager, NC Maritime Museum at Southport; Back Row (L-R) Joseph Schwarzer, Director, NC Maritime Museum System; Bob Springle, Administrator, Friends of the NC Maritime Museum at Southport; Lori Sanderlin, Curator of Education, NC Maritime Museum at Southport; Meredith Jones, Museum Store Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, NC Maritime Museum at Southport.
Gwen Causey, Brunswick Town Chapter Parliamentarian and State Volunteer Genealogist and Carole Weiss, State Vice-Regent

Martha Koletar, Public Relations and Media Chair for Brunswick Town Chapter,
Jackie Craft, State Americanism Chair; Cindy Sellers, Registrar for Brunswick Town Chapter

Carole Weiss, NC State Vice-Regent;  Lou Walker, State Registrar; Bonnie Becmer, Brunswick Town DAR member; Cricket Crigler, State Organizing Secretary; and Pat Gooding, Brunswick Town Chapter Historian
Anne Hobbs, State Special Projects Grants Committee Chair and Carole Weiss, State Vice Regent

Display of Boxed Pine, tar & turpentine

Talking mannequin depicting Ms. Janet Schaw reading from her Journal of Lady of Quality
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport 
Address: 204 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461
Open today · 9AM–5PM

Friday, June 3, 2016

Liberty Mountain - The Revolutionary Drama

Invited to Attend!
It's our 1st SAR/DAR/CAR Night at "Liberty Mountain" in Kings Mountain for an evening of BBQ and Revolutionary War drama!

Date:  Saturday, June 25, 2016

Time:  Covered tent BBQ buffet begins at 6:00pm

            "Liberty Mountain" drama begins at 7:30pm

Where:   Kings Mountain Little Theatre, 202 S Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Costs:   Tickets are $15 each for "Liberty Mountain" and $10 each for the BBQ Buffet! (you will pay for your tickets and BBQ meal the night of the event.)

RSVP:   Please RSVP to Jay Joyce jay@mecklenburgsar.org
or Doyle Campbell doylecampbell@carolina.rr.com.

We want as many DAR/SAR/CAR members to attend the festivities as possible. We already have 50+ people signed up! Come be a part of this huge Revolutionary War social, BBQ and group viewing of "Liberty Mountain!"

The Catawba Valley Chapter and the North Carolina SAR invite you and your guests to attend a Friday and Saturday full of special events to honor the 236th Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill.

The 236th Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill begins at 10:00am in Lincolnton, NC.

2016 Ramsour's Mill
Event Schedule

Friday, June 10 -
SAR National Reception
(Hosted by the Catawba Valley Chapter and the North Carolina SAR)

Date:  Friday, June 10, 2016
Time:  5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:  Hampton Inn, 129 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092
RSVP:  Please rsvp to Jack Bowman at jack9431@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 11 -
236th Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill
Date:  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time:  10:00am
Location:  F D Jack Kiser School, 301 Jeb Seagle Dr., Lincolnton, NC 28092
RSVP: Please RSVP to Jack Bowman at jack9431@yahoo.com
Saturday, June 11 -
Lunch Following Ramsour's Mill

Date:  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time:  11:45am
Location:  Nearby Restaurant!
RSVP:  Please RSVP to Jack Bowman at jack9431@yahoo.com
Saturday, June 11 -
Patriot Grave Marking in Kings Mountain

Date:  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time:  2:00pm
Location:  701 Long Creek Rd., Bessemer City, NC 28016
RSVP:  Please RSVP to Jack Bowman at jack9431@yahoo.com

Please attend these great ceremonies during the 2016 Ramsour's Mill Weekend!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30th in Southport, NC

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Memorial Day Ceremony 
May 30

The Richard H. Stewart, Jr. American Legion Post 543's Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday (5/30) at the Veterans Memorial near St. James Plantation Town Hall on NC 211.  The ceremony will include patriotic pieces performed by soloist Lois Moore.  The Post 543 Honor Guard will present colors and a memorial wreath will be laid, followed by the playing of "Taps."  Chaplain Randy Cash will be the guest speaker.  Click here for additional details.  Seating will be provided but parking is limited (carpooling is strongly encouraged). In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside the SJ Community Center.  Submitted by Joe Kennedy, (910) 253-9674.
This article appeared in This Week St James.  

Friday, May 13, 2016

Highlights from May Meeting

Meg Good, Summer Literacy for Brunswick County. spoke at our May meeting.  She explained that Summer Literacy is a reading program held at the Seaside United Methodist Church at Sunset Beach for 2nd and 3rd graders who have difficulty in reading. She took us through what the children are exposed to from special books to field trips. The program has proved to be a contributing factor with children who have fallen a bit behind academically and socially. Jesse Mae Monroe Elementary School will offer the program from June 27 to August 5, five days a week.

Literacy: The morning sessions are focused on literacy using an accelerated learning approach to not only prevent summer learning loss but to better position students for the coming year. These sessions will be taught by a Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School Master Teacher and Assistant with no more than a 10:1 student/teacher ratio. Student success will be shown by the progress made by the end of the STARS Program and at the end of school year. Enrichment: The afternoon portion of the program provides opportunity to focus on music, art, science, and physical activities that are age appropriate for our kids. Field trips offer many choices of things to do and experience. Our community response has been positive in support of STARS. The afternoon program will be staffed primarily by volunteers, giving all of our church “family” members a chance to be “family” to our children. Parent Involvement: Each Monday night STARS hosts a dinner workshop for the parents. The entire family, including siblings, are invited to the dinner. The workshop is planned and taught by the Master Teachers, using the learning material for the current week to equip the parents to be ongoing learning partners in the home, beyond the six-week program. The meals are prepared and hosted by various congregational groups within Seaside UMC.
L to R: Cindy Sellers, Registrar, Diane Kuebert, Regent, member Pat Tucker, Membership Chair, who accepted a pin for her granddaughter, new member Adryanna Tucker, and Michele Lewis, new member installed and she accepted a membership pin for her sister CaroleAnne Szylobryt and Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent

Gwen Causey, Chapter Parliamentarian swore in new members at the May meeting

Seated L to R are Carol Johnert, Vickie Elam, Suzanne Short, and Jane Johnson.  Members Carol and Jane were signing supplementals.  Prospectives Vickie and Suzanne were signing their DAR applications. Standing: Diane Kuebert and Cindy Sellers

Table decorations at the meeting

Numerous awards were presented to the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter at the State Meeting this year. 

Diane Price, Chapter Librarian discussed the variety of books available from the chapter for member's to borrow. A complete list of books is listed on our blog under the tab "Brunswick Town Chapter Library." .Just contact Diane if you would like to borrow a book. 

Happy Birthday to Diane Kuebert and Carol Jutte

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Message from Lynn Young, President General

Written By Lynn Young, President General
In February we announced that DAR is joining in support and partnering with the Museum of the American Revolution, a ground-breaking new museum set to open in 2017.

The Museum of the American Revolution’s mission is to bring to life the events, people and ideals of the founding of the United States and to inspire a deep appreciation of the importance of the struggle that created the American nation.
To kick off our partnership the DAR has provided a gift of a grant to underwrite the framing and installation within the Museum of a hand-painted copy of the Siege of Yorktown (1781), a monumental 19th century painting by French artist Louis-Charles Auguste Couder which hangs in the Hall of the Battles in the Palace of Versailles. This striking painting, which measures over 13 feet by 17 feet, must be stretched, varnished, hung and framed to the wall. Once hung, the painting will be seen from the first floor, drawing visitors up the stairs into the Museum’s large interior court as they begin the museum experience.

We were thrilled to welcome the Museum of the American Revolution’s Director of Collections and Interpretation, Dr. R. Scott Stephenson to DAR Headquarters in March when he spoke during the DAR Museum’s Remembering the American Revolution, Evidence of Commemoration Symposium. Dr. Stephenson gave a very interesting talk about George Washington’s marquis, which served as his field headquarters during the Revolutionary War.  He also discussed the efforts of the Museum of the American Revolution to preserve the marquis, which will be housed in a dedicated theater in the museum, and their efforts to conduct research on its use during the war, and its life after the war.

The construction of the Museum of the American Revolution is well underway. Over the winter months, the building's brick fa├žade steadily went up and all of the brick is now in place. On the interior, installation of the permanent exhibit's structural walls is underway and the central staircase that takes visitors from the Museum lobby to the second floor exhibition space was recently fitted into place.  

I am thrilled by our partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution and I hope you will take time to learn more about their efforts: www.AmRevMuseum.org.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303
(202) 628-1776

Tuesday, May 3, 2016