Upcoming Events

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World War II Big Band USO Dance and USO Show

What: World War II Big Band USO Dance and USO Show When: November 22, 2013 Time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM Where: Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, Wilmington

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Rexroad/Loweth Wealth Management client dinner

What: Rexroad/Loweth Wealth Management client dinner When: November 15, 2012 Time: 5:00 PM Where: River Room, Water Street, Wilmington

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“Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII.” : Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear

What: Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear: “Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII.” When: November 29, 2012 Time: 7:00 PM Where: Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, Second & Orange Sts., 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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“Wilmington: An American WWII City”

What: Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear: “Wilmington: An American WWII City” When: November 1, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM Where: Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, Second & Orange Sts., Wilmington

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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

The group from the Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington. They were guests of the World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition at the afternoon showing today of that wonderful George Lucas historical movie, "Red Tails," a story of the Tuskegee Airmen in combat in Europe during WWII.

Community Boys and Girls Club, WWII Coalition View “Red Tails”

30 children and staff of the Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington were guests, with snacks, of the World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition at a showing of the George Lucas movie, “Red Tails,” a story of the Tuskegee Airmen in combat in Europe during WWII. DATE: January 2012.

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Rosie the Riveter and American Women in World War II Exhibit Opening

What: Rosie the Riveter and American Women in World War II Exhibit Opening When: March TBD, 2012 Time: TBD 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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70th Anniversary Celebration of Hannah Block Historic USO

World War II Wilmington history presentations by New Hanover County school students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels will highlight the 70th anniversary evening celebration of the Hannah Block Historic USO on Friday, December 16, 2011. Through their music, drama, dance, and decorative skills, students from Forest Hills Global Elementary School, Murray Middle […]

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Battleship North Carolina Memorial 50th Anniversary Celebration

What: Battleship North Carolina Memorial 50th Anniversary Celebration When: October 2, 2011 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM Where: Battleship North Carolina, 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

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Reception for John Gunn Sports Library Collection

What: Reception for John Gunn Sports Library Collection When: September 9, 2011 Time: 5:00 PM Where: Randall Library, UNC Wilmington


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.

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Lakeshore Commons Assisted Living Book Signing

Find out more about the Lakeshore Commons Assisted Living Book Signing.