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Fort Fisher to host living history program, launch capital campaign June 11

A rendering of a gun chamber and tunnel system planned for Fort Fisher State Historic Site. (Courtesy/Clark Nexsen Architecture and Engineering)

KURE BEACH — The Friends of Fort Fisher will launch a capital campaign June 11 to fund new earthworks, in conjunction with a living history program, Fort Fisher in June of 1862.

The free presentation will highlight the history of the blockade runner Modern Greece and include cannon firings, a Confederate troop encampment, artillery and infantry demonstrations, guest speakers and special guided tours (a small fee will apply). Reenactors will demonstrate routine activities from 1862, including sick call, pay call, rationing and weapons training. The planned activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The capital campaign will launch at noon for the site’s planned earthworks, a gun chamber and tunnel system planned for the site.

Fort Fisher’s programming is made possible by Friends of Fort Fisher, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the national landmark at 1601 Fort Fisher Blvd. in Kure Beach. It’s a historic site recognized by the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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