Historic Happy Hour Series: All In The Spirit(s) of Fun

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As far as happy hours go, these promise to be historic.

Almost once a month, beginning in April, you can join the Old Baldy Foundation for refreshing spirits and special guest speakers, as you raise your glass to the intoxicating topic of the month. We’ll be sharing stories of the boathouse that stood sentinel over Bald Head Creek for a century and viewing photographs of Bald Head Island that are more than 125 years old. We’ll learn how the First World War impacted these shores and about the difficult lives of the keepers of the light. You’ll even get to hear about the escapades of female pirates, and get a brief history of the swimsuit.

Suffice it to say, there may be a few additional tales told as the evening wears on.

Proceeds benefit Old Baldy Foundation, so come thirsty and tip generously.

Historic Happy Hour Series—Mark Your Calendars

Wednesday, April 8

4:30-6 p.m. at Old Baldy

The Boathouse, In History and Memory

Speaker: Travis Gilbert, Historian

Wednesday, May 20

4:30-6 p.m. at Old Baldy

Herbert Bamber and the 1893 Old Baldy Photographs

Speakers: John and Aida Havel, Outer Banks Lighthouse Society

Wednesday, June 24

5:30-7 p.m. at Old Baldy

WWI in the Lower Cape Fear

Speaker: Liz Fuller, Southport Historical Society

Wednesday, July 15

5:30-7 p.m. at Old Baldy

Female Pirates

Speaker: Christine Brin, N.C. Maritime Museum at Beaufort

Wednesday, August 26

5:30-7 p.m. at Old Baldy

The History of Swimsuits

Speaker: Elaine Henson

Friday, October 30

5:30-7 p.m. at Jules’ Salty Grub & Island Pub (Historically Mojos)

Stories of the Ill-Fated Lighthouse Keepers of Bald Head Island

Speaker: Travis Gilbert, Historian

Saturday, December 26

4:30-6 p.m. at Old Baldy

Candlelight Happy Hour

Special Guest: Costumed Colonel William Rhett from 1718

For more information on how to support the Old Baldy Foundation, visit www.oldbaldy.org.



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