Onslow County September 4, 2012– In commemoration of the War of 1812, the Onslow County Museum will be offering a free family program. Saturday, September 15 at 2 pm in the Museum multipurpose room, Jim and Leisa Greathouse, members of the North Carolina War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee will present “North Carolinians in the War of 1812.” Jim Greathouse, on staff with the Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum will begin the program with a costumed presentation of North Carolinians during the War of 1812. From Dolley Madison, Greensboro native and first lady at the time of the war to Morris Stinger, an African American seamen in the U.S. Navy, Greathouse will talk about the role of well-known and lesser-known Carolinians in what is sometimes referred to as “America’s Second War for Independence,”. In addition, information will also be presented on Onslow County’s own, Otway Burns, captain of the privateer Snap Dragon.
Following the presentation, Leisa Greathouse, Curator of Education at the Museum of the Cape Fear will conduct a hands-on activity for children, creating a time-line and images of the War of 1812. Additional touch items will be on hand for children (and adults) to explore.
Refreshments will follow the program. The Onslow County Museum is located at 301 S. Wilmington Street in Richlands. For additional information contact the Onslow County Museum at 910-324-5008 or visit our website at