'Gallantry and Determined Bravery': Confederate Navy and Marine Corp living history event at Fort Fisher

Event Description

History will come alive June 16-17, 2018, as Fort Fisher State Historic Site hosts ‘Gallantry and Determined Bravery': a Confederate Navy and Marine Corp living history program. The event will be held Saturday from 10 am-4 pm and Sunday from Noon-4 pm and will feature uniformed reenactors, small arms demonstrations, and periodic firings of the site’s 12-pound bronze Napoleon cannon. As a special bonus, the program will also include the ‘Toy Soldier Workshop,’ a Junior Reserves family activity, at which kids and parents are invited to paint toy soldiers and learn about military uniforms, colors, and equipment. Best of all, participating visitors get to take their work home as souvenirs. In addition, historian and author Dr. Chris Fonvielle, Jr., will speak in the Spencer Theater at 2 pm. Dr. Fonvielle will discuss the compelling stories of the many people who called Fort Fisher home. He will also be available to sign copies of his books and talk with visitors inside the museum. The program is free and open to the public. All Fort Fisher programming is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of Fort Fisher, its sustaining members, and through support from New Hanover County, the town of Carolina Beach, and the town of Kure Beach.