The Southport Historical Society, with the support of the City of Southport, has reopened orders for the popular Commemorative Brick Program. Commemorative bricks may be purchased in memory or recognition of a person, organization, or event of personal significance. The new bricks will be laid in the walkway in front of Ft. Johnston on the historic Southport waterfront.
Orders for personalized bricks will be taken through December 31st, 2021. Placement of the newly ordered bricks will be in early spring 2022 in front of the Ft. Johnston visitor’s center.
The Southport Historical Society was organized in 1976 to preserve and interpret the unique history of Southport, North Carolina. Some of the programs initiated and supported by the society are:
Conducting online and in-person local history classes and public lectures
Providing historical memorabilia and displays for the Southport Museum at historic Ft. Johnston
Preserving and maintaining the Brunswick County “Old Jail” Museum and providing docent-led tours
Operating and maintaining the extensive Susie Carson online Research Room
Identifying and installing plaques on historic buildings and properties
Providing annual academic scholarships to BCHS students based on historical essays
Recording history through oral and video interviews
Assisting in genealogical research
Supporting the preservation of local historic cemeteries
Conducting lectures and tours for school groups and other interested organizations
Publishing and selling books related to Southport history
Actively supporting the annual Brunswick County Black History Symposium
Sponsoring the annual Southport Christmas Tour of Homes
Firing our replica 1841 six-pound cannon at events by our Cannon Crew
Participating in NC State Regional Historic Site programs
In addition to the activities noted above, the Society recently replaced historical markers throughout the City, at an expense in excess of $15,000. The Society also provides support to other local organizations and projects working to preserve the history of Southport.
The Commemorative Brick Program is your chance to add your personalized support to help the Society continue to play an important role in keeping Southport’s history alive.
Please support the Southport Historical Society, as well as the City of Southport, while at the same time commemorating a person, organization, or event of personal significance to you!