All Events

Naval Training Center reunion group

Where: Bainbridge (Md.) Naval Training Center reunion group, Holiday Inn Market Street When: Sept. 29

Free a Man to Fight: American Women in the World War II Armed Forces

Where: Wilmington Woman’s Club, 2:30 p.m. When: Sept. 17

World War II program

Sept 10 Where: Cape Fear Yacht Club, Oak Island When: 11:30 a.m.   Sept 21 Where: Sojourners, St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church When: 10:30 a.m.


Naval Training Center Reunion Group

Sept. 30 Bainbridge, Md., Naval Training Center Reunion Group TBD

Wilmington in WWII

Sept. 21 Sojourners Group of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilmington in WWII 15th & Market Sts., Wilmington 10:30 a.m.

Wilmington Womens Club, “Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII”

Sept. 17, 2017 Wilmington Womens Club, “Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII” Sorosis Building on Cardinal Drive, Wilmington 3:30 p.m.


Receive Society Cup for service in preservation of area history

April 30 Receive Society Cup for service in preservation of area history from Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Latimer House, Third & Orange Sts. 3:00 p.m.

Friends of the Leland Library presentation on Wilmington in WWII

April 28 Leland, N.C. 10:00 a.m.

Jones receives Society Cup from Lower Cape Fear Historical Society

Wilbur Jones (L) receives the Society Cup from John Golden of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society during the Society’s annual meeting at the historic Latimer House in downtown Wilmington on April 30. The cup is given to a person or organization excelling in contributions to the preservation of area history. Among Jones’s numerous accomplishments, […]


Plantation Village independent living community

Plantation Village independent living community Oct 23

North Carolina Student Stores Assn.

North Carolina Student Stores Assn. Oct 24

AARP North Carolina Freedom Program

AARP North Carolina Freedom Program Nov 12


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Wilmington Chapter

Date: February 6 Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Wilmington chapter

Battleship North Carolina Reunion Crew Banquet

Date: May 29 Battleship North Carolina Reunion Crew Banquet

The Antique Group of Scene III (Wilmington Newcomers Club)

Date: March 4 The Antique Group of Scene III (Wilmington Newcomers Club)


Veterans Day Observance

When: November 11at 11:00am What: Keynote speaker, Veterans Day observance, Location: Wilmington National Cemetery

Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII

Date: September 25 Wilmington Senior Mens Club, “Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII.” Cameron Art Museum

Wartime USO Swing Dance

Date: November 4, 2015 Time: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. WWII Wilmington Home front Heritage Coalition wartime USO-swing dance at Hanah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center


Motorcoach Tour of WWII Sites

Date: November 4, 2015 Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. to host motorcoach tour of area WWII sites, depart 8:30 a.m. from SteinMart parking lot, Hanover Center.

Allied Naval Forces in Operation Dragoon – World War II Remembered Group

Date: Oct. 28, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. “Allied Naval Forces in Operation Dragoon,” World War II Remembered Group, New Hanover County Senior Resource Center

Fall Into History

Date: Oct. 10 Time: 1:30 p.m. “Fall Into History” – Wilmington shipyard, Trinity United Methodist Church, Southport


V-E Day 70th Anniversary Coverage

Trip to London to cover the V-E Day (marking the Allied victory in Europe in 1945) 70th anniversary events on May 8 for the Wilmington StarNews. Then continued travel to Normandy and Paris as historian.

Photo Show coming to Wilmington’s Historic USO

World traveler’s photo show coming to Wilmington’s historic USO An exhibit of more than 300 photographs spanning seven decades by a globe-trotting Wilmington native will be on display from Feb. 25 through March 26, 2015, in the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington. Titled “Nagasaki to Normandy: Seven Global Decades of Images […]

United Daughters of the Confederacy on WWII Wilmington Speaking Engagement

Jan. 22 – Speak to United Daughters of the Confederacy on WWII Wilmington, Federal Point History Center, Carolina Beach – 7:15 p.m.