Lectures

Ruins of Marine Corps LVT-1 amphibious tractor on Bikenebeu, Tarawa Atoll. 2008/09.

Cape Fear Academy Lecture

What: Cape Fear Academy Students When: November 12, 2013 Time: Afternoon Where: Cape Fear Academy

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Visitors Center museum - with photomural of famed Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team ("Go for Broke"), comprised mainly of Japanese-Americans from Hawaii. The 442nd was the war's most highly decorated American unit. December 2011.

Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron

What: Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron When: November 9, 2013 Time: 12:30 PM Where: Hannah Block Historic USOI/Community Arts Center, Wilmington

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Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. Lectures

Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. is a sought after lecturer. Find out more about his upcoming lectures.


Commemoration of Pearl Harbor Survivors 71st Anniversary of Japanese attack on Hawaii - Battleship Park, Dec. 7, 2012

Commemoration of Pearl Harbor Survivors 71st Anniversary

Commemoration of Pearl Harbor Survivors 71st Anniversary of Japanese attack on Hawaii – Battleship Park, Dec. 7, 2012

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Temple of Israel Lecture

What: Temple of Israel Lecture When: December 9, 2012 Time: 9:00 AM Where: Jewish Senior Mens Club, Wilmington

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Navy Operational Support Center

What: Navy Operational Support Center When: October 12, 2012 Time: 9:00 AM Where: U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Center, Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington


Rep. Mike McIntyre (7th District, N. C.) and WWII Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition CAPT Wilbur Jones. 2012

Dedication ceremony for WWII Wilmington artifacts exhibits and memorial to 248 New Hanover County WWII dead, and memorial to our two WWII Medal of Honor recipients

What: WWII Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition: Dedication ceremony for WWII Wilmington artifacts exhibits and memorial to 248 New Hanover County WWII dead, and memorial to our two WWII Medal of Honor recipients. Keynote Speaker: Congressman Mike McIntyre When: November 3, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM Where: Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, Second & Orange […]

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Southeastern NC’s World War II Remembered Group: “Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII.”

What: Southeastern NC’s World War II Remembered Group: “Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII.” When: October 26, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM Where: New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 So. College Rd., Wilmington

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Archives and Personal Papers Collections: Wilmington Rotary Club

What: Wilmington Rotary Club:”Archives and Personal Papers Collections” When: October 16, 2012 Time: 12:00 PM Where: Randall Library, UNC Wilmington


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Symposium on Operation Dragoon: The Invasion of Southern France

What: Symposium on Operation Dragoon: The Invasion of Southern France, August 1944 When: July 19-21, 2012 Time: TBD Where: Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, VA

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PowerPoint Lecture Presentation: “Rosie the Riveter: American Women in World War II”

What: PowerPoint lecture presentation:”Rosie the Riveter: American Women in World War II” Reception and opening of “Rosie the Riveter” exhibit follows. In conjunction with Women’s History Month. When: March 27, 2012 Time: 7:00 PM Where: Randall Library, UNC Wilmington

Iwo Jima black sands invasion beaches, with Mount Suribachi in background. 1995/98.

Wilmington Central Rotary Club Speaking Engagement

What: Wilmington Central Rotary Club Speaking Engagement When: March 13, 2012 Time: 12:15 PM Where: McAllister’s Deli, S. College Rd., Wilmington


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Community Art Gallery Opening & Reception

What: Community Art Gallery Opening & Reception When: January 27, 2012 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 2nd & Orange Sts., Wilmington

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70th Anniversary Celebration of Hannah Block Historic USO Opening

What: 70th Anniversary Celebration of Hannah Block Historic USO Opening When: December 16, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center @ Corner of Second and Orange Street, Wilmington, NC

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North Carolina Maritime History Conference

What: North Carolina Maritime History Conference When: September 29, 2011 Time: 5:30 PM Where: Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington, NC


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Southeastern North Carolina’s WWII Remembered Group Lecture: “America in the Pacific War, 1941-45.”

What: Southeastern North Carolina’s WWII Remembered Group Lecture: “America in the Pacific War, 1941-45.” When: October 28, 2011 Time: 10:00 AM Where: New Hanover County Senior Center, Wilmington, NC

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WWII Remembered Group Lecture

What: WWII Remembered Group lecture “America in the Pacific War” When: October 28, 2011 When: 10:00 AM Where: New Hanover County Senior Center

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N.C. Maritime History Council Annual Meeting

What: N.C. Maritime History Council annual meeting reception and lecture When: Sept. 29, 2011 Time: 5:30 PM Where: Hannah Block Historic USO


Gravesite of Cpl. John W. Smallbones of Wilmington, Army Air Forces bomber crewman KIA in 1944. Sicily-Rome American Cemetery. 2007.

Lecture on WWII Wilmington

What: Lecture on WWII Wilmington during open house and Step Up For Soldiers tribute Date: July 4, 2011 Time: 5:00 PM Where: Hannah Block Historic USO

Lavin Studio in Hannah Block Historic USO becomes part of mini-museum of the Wilmington WWII home front with photomurals and the piano Hannah played. Rosie the Riveter stars. 2008.

UNC Wilmington Summer History Camp Lecture & Tour

What: UNC Wilmington Summer History Camp Lecture & Tour Date: June 30, 2011 Time: 2:45 PM Where: Hannah Block Historic USO

The abbey at Monte Cassino, Italy, scene of brutal fighting in Italian Campaign, 1944. 2007.

Forest Hills Global Elementary School

Date: March 18, 2011 Time: 9:00 AM Place: Forest Hills Global Elementary School, Wilmington, NC The abbey at Monte Cassino, Italy, scene of brutal fighting in Italian Campaign, 1944. 2007.


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Winding River Plantation History Group Lecture

Find out more about the Winding River Plantation History Group Lecture.