Southport Historical Society

Southport Historical Society - Southport, NC

Mission Statement/Purpose:

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.

  • Making available for firings our replica of an 1841 six-pound cannon.

  • 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 at the Southport Visitors Center.

  • Presenting 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.

  • Encouraging and promoting the establishment of a Historic Preservation Commission.

  • Publishing and sale of books related to local history.

  • Publication of our newsletter, The Whittler’s Bench.

Meeting Location:

Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay Street
Southport, NC 28461

Mailing Address:

Southport Historical Society
Post Office Box 10014
Southport, NC 28461



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