On Saturday, April 28 the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Sesquicentennial Lecture Series will present author Jack E. Fryar, Jr. on the 1862 Yellow Fever Epidemic in the Wilmington area. This lecture is free and open to all at 10:30 am at the Federal Point Historical Society’s History Center on Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC. This lecture is the first of four to be held in District VII by the North Carolina Division Sesquicentennial Committee. All UDC members are encouraged to attend and wear UDC insignia.
Mr. Fryar, a native of the Cape Fear region has written a dozen books on the area. In October 2011 he was the speaker for the Historical Evening at the NC Division Convention at Carolina Beach. He has also served as an editor, publisher, tour guide and sports announcer in Wilmington, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Mark your calendars now and come to Carolina Beach to attend not only the lecture but to visit Fort Fisher with its museum and UDC monument. In Wilmington you can visit the Oakdale Cemetery where victims of the yellow fever epidemic are buried in addition to Confederate soldiers and Rose Greenhow.
The Sesquicentennial Committee held lecture in 2011 in Salisbury (District III) at Catawba College with author Dr. Gary Freeze, in Greensboro (District IV) in partnership with the Greensboro Historical museum with author William Trotter, in Asheville (District I) at the Veterans Restoration Quarters with Dr. Freeze, in Charlotte (District II) in partnership with the Charlotte Museum of History with author Chris Hartley and in Durham (District VI) at the Bennett Place Historic Site with author Brenda McKean.
For more information contact NC division Sesquicentennial Committee Chairman Sue Curtis at 704-637-6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org