Cancelled – New Exhibit Reception for FOFF Members & their Guests
African Americans have been a part of the Fort Fisher story from the beginning: from the free and enslaved men who helped build the fortress, work the camps, and assist white Confederates in battle, to the U.S. Colored Troops who helped bring about the fall of Fort Fisher and the port it protected, and further to the live-fire anti-aircraft trainees stationed here during WWII.
Fort Fisher’s newest exhibit “From Slave to Soldier, Free a Man” the African American Experience at Fort Fisher, highlights African Americans’ role in Fort Fisher’s story. The exhibit is now open to the public in the Visitors Center. We invite you to take a look!
On Thursday, March 12, 5:30-7:00pm, at the Visitors Center, Friends of Fort Fisher will host a reception in honor of this new exhibit for Friends of Fort Fisher members and their guests. Fort Fisher State Historic Site’s collections manager and exhibit coordinator, Becky Sawyer, will share a presentation on the exhibit and be on hand for an exclusive Q&A following her presentation.
Refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this special event; it is a benefit of Friends of Fort Fisher membership. We invite all members to attend and bring friends! RSVP today!