Maritime Museum hosts Remembering Reconstruction Symposium

SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Registration is now open for an upcoming symposium that focuses on Reconstruction and its impact in the state.

A limited number of seats are available for “Spring into History: Remembering Reconstruction Symposium” hosted by the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport. Experts from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, College of Charleston and Catholic University of America will explore subjects related to post-Civil War Reconstruction in the Carolinas. The symposium, which is appropriate for ages 15 and up, will be held April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Murrow Hall, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport. Admission is $40 (there is a 10 percent discount for members of the Friends of the Museum at the Family level and above) and includes lunch. Registration closes at 5 p.m. March 28 or when all available spaces are claimed, whichever comes first.

Presentation topics include “Competing Visions of the Post-War World: Military Reconstruction & Southern Resistance in North Carolina,” “North Carolina’s Unique Memory of Reconstruction” and “Reconstruction in the Carolinas in the Eyes of the Nation.” The day will end with a panel discussion.

For more information on the symposium or to register, call 910-477-5151.

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