All are welcome, members and non-members

Oct. 28th – “Living Voices of the Past” “Living Voices of the Past” – Society members will don period attire to tell the stories of some of the people interred in the Old Smithville Burying Ground.  Presentations will be from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

Nov. 14th  – Second Tuesday Talk with SHS vice-president Pat Kirkman  The title of Pat’s talk is “In the Beginning. . . 1792”. The establishment of Smithville on December 31, 1792. The program will begin at 10:30 am at the Harper Library.

Nov. 16th – General Meeting.  Former Governor Benjamin Smith and Southport’s founder, Joshua Potts Return as speakers!  The potluck dinner will begin at 6:30 and speaker at 7:00 pm. The location will be the Southport Community Building.

Dec. 9thChristmas Tour of Homes. 1 PM to  6 PM 

Dec. 12th – Second Tuesday Talk with SHS member Rick Pukenas. Rick will speak about the myths of celebrated writer Robert C. Ruark, Jr. The program will begin at 10:30 am at the Harper Library.

Dec. 31st – Southport’s 225 year Anniversary Celebration from 2 – 5 pm at the Fort Johnston – Southport Visitor’s Center and Museum


All are welcome, members and

non members.


General membership meetings are held on the fourth Thursday night of January, March, May and September and on the third Thursday night of November. The meetings include an interesting history related program.

Your Southport Historical Society is committed to providing quality programs of interest to the membership at large.  Your feedback and ideas for future programs is welcome.  Contact Don Parker at coastingdon@gmail.com.


The executive board meets on the third Thursday of each month except November when we meet on the second Thursday. The meetings are open to all society members and we invite your participation and input. Please let the president know if you would like to attend and have an issue for the agenda.

Book signings, lectures, walking tours, student programs and other events are also sponsored by the society.

We have many plans for more interesting events in the future and hope you will continue to check the website for upcoming dates and activities.

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