Thursday, May 14, 2015

Guest Speakers and Other Posts from May DAR Meeting

Martha Koletar's Grand Niece, Cassie McKee sang The Star Spangled Banner to begin the DAR Meeting/Luncheon held on May 13th at the Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, NC.

Photos of the ruins of St. Phillips Church at Brunswick 
Town/Fort Anderson

Be sure to visit the Brunswick Town website.

Jim McKee, Site Manager at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson was the guest speaker at the DAR May Meeting held at the Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, NC 

Battery Gun 55-Nickel

Betsy Hamer introduced Aaron Fenninger, Field Representative, Woodmen of the World, who presented a U.S. Flag and a North Carolina State Flag with staffs and stands to BrunswickTown-Fort Anderson. Betsy Hamer contacted the company when she discovered the historic site had no American or North Carolina State Flag.

L to R: Jackie Craft, Lori Sanderlin, and Betsey Pessetto

Lori Sanderlin, Curator of Education, for the Maritime Museum in Southport.  The Museum received a matching grant of $1700 from NSDAR that will be used for an exhibit “Along the Cape Fear”.  The exhibit will include a life size mannequin of a woman in authentic colonial costume and tell the story of the importance of tar and turpentine along the Cape Fear.  The exhibit will open in June 2016. The chapter sponsored the Museum’s grant for matching funds.

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