local area historical attractions commemorate 150th anniversary of the civil war
February 8, 2015Brunswick Forest
The area around Brunswick Forest is rich with history, with Wilmington and Brunswick County playing an important role in the Civil War. This month, area historical sites and museums are hosting special events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
BRUNSWICK TOWN/FORT ANDERSON
Located in Winnabow, just a few miles from Brunswick Forest, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson features both the historical foundations of a colonial settlement as well as the earthen battlements of what was once the Civil War-era Fort Anderson. The fort played an important role in defending Wilmington during the war and helped to aid Blockade Runners who brought necessary supplies to Confederate force.
The weekend of Feb. 14th -15th, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson will host a weekend of events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of when the fort fell to Union forces.
CAMERON ART MUSEUM
The Cameron Art Museum will host its 10th anniversary Civil War Living History Weekend Feb. 7th and 8th to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Forks Road, which occurred on the land that is now part of the museum’s grounds. For more information, visit battleofforksroad.org.
CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM
UNCW will hold a symposium “What a Cruel Thing is War-Sacrifices and Legacies of the Civil War”-Feb. 27th -28th . The event will include a talk by Civil War historian and author William C. “Jack” Davis and a keynote address by Craig Symonds, professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy.