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"Yankee Catchers and Infernal Machines"

Our next webcast will cover mine and torpedo warfare in the Cape Fear region during the Civil War, live from the period fortifications at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site. Explore this unique part of North Carolina history with us. Components will include:

  • the detonation of a Civil War torpedo
  • an interactive discussion on the Confederate forts of the Cape Fear region
  • an explanation of the different types of mines and torpedoes used during the Civil War

The webcast will take place Thursday, February 5 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., and though it's geared toward school kids, anyone can participate. Click on one of buttons below to register. 



Cultural Resources TV

Can't take your students to one of our historic sites for a field trip? Our Cultural Resources TV series takes our historic sites and museums to your classroom, whether you're in Cashiers, Charlotte or Chicago.

Each program in the series takes the shape of live, interactive 45-minute webcast. Though some of the programs are a tailored to a specific audience such as school children or conservation professionals, anyone can participate.

Our next program will highlight torpedo warfare during the Civil War. Future programs will focus on the apple agriculture in northeastern North Carolina, Piedmont slave narratives and the golden history of the greater Charlotte region. Check back here, and we'll post details as they become available.

The entire Cultural Resources TV series is organized by the Connecting to Collections Project (C2C) in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, and is made possible through a grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
109 East Jones Street MSC 4601 |  Raleigh, NC 27699-4601
Phone: (919) 807-7300  | Fax: (919) 733-1620

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