The Southport Historical Society, with the support of the City of Southport, is restarting its popular Memorial Brick Program. Memorial bricks may be purchased in memory or recognition of a person, organization, or event of personal significance. The new bricks will be utilized to replace the wooden walkway in front of historic Ft. Johnston.
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:
Sponsoring the annual Christmas Tour of Homes on the second Saturday each December.
Identifying and installing plaques on historic buildings and properties.
Operating and maintaining the extensive Susie Carson Online Research Room https://sites.google.com/site/researchsouthporthistory/
Provides historical memorabilia and displays for the Southport Museum at historic Ft. Johnston
Cannon crew firings of our replica 1841 six-pound cannon at events.
Assisting in genealogical research.
Conducting local history classes.
Conducting lectures and special tours for school groups and other organizations and individuals.
Providing visitor information and a self-guided tour brochure available online and at the Southport Visitors Center.
Presenting public lectures on historical topics.
Recording history through oral and video interviews.
Participating in NC State Regional Historic Site programs.
Preserving and maintaining the Old Jail and other historic buildings.
Identifying and protecting old Southport cemeteries.
Publishing and sale of books related to local history.
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 Memorial Brick Program is your chance to add your personalized support to help the Society continue to play an important role in keeping Southports history alive.
Please support the Southport Historical Society, as well as the City of Southport, while at the same time memorializing a person, organization, or event of personal significance to you!
Any questions about this program, or the Society as a whole, can be directed to:
or on our web page at https://sites.google.com/site/researchsouthporthistory/