Calling all volunteers! On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host Park Day, an annual hands-on event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust, which brings history enthusiasts together with staff members to help preserve our nation’s heritage sites. Fort Fisher welcomes volunteers of all ages and skill levels. This year’s activities will include painting the numerous artillery guns and carriages around the site. Groups will also be needed to assist in painting and cleaning up brush, leaves, and debris from around the site. Volunteers are asked to register in advance by calling 910-251-7340 and are asked to assemble in the parking lot by 8:30 am. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers will receive a free Park Day t shirt and lunch provided by the Friends of Fort Fisher, the support group that supports the site and all its programming, and Michaelangelos Pizza and Subs of Carolina Beach, NC.
Join us Saturday, October 12, 2019, as we examine Fort Fisher’s role as an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training facility during World War II. Military and civilian re-enactors will set up displays on the old Fort Fisher airstrip and will be available to discuss historic weapons and the life of the World War II soldier, as well as family life on the homefront. The program will also highlight the contributions of the Women’s Airforce Services Pilots (WASP) program and the critical role women played in the march toward victory. Throughout the day, guest speakers will discuss World War II topics in the Spencer Theater located inside the Fort Fisher visitor center. Other special activities include jeep rides in an authentic 1942 Willys jeep (small donation requested) and the Toy Soldier Workshop at which kids paint toy soldiers and learn about military uniforms and equipment. The program is free and open to the public. Program components subject to change due to unforeseen factors. All Fort Fisher programming is made possible by the Friends of Fort Fisher, the support group that supports the site, and its sustaining members, as well as by generous support from the town of Carolina Beach and the town of Kure Beach.