Ocean Isle Beach, NC – Featuring the archaeology of Colonial Brunswick and Fort Anderson, the first
Sandbar Lecture of 2020 will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.
Documentation about Brunswick, the main port town in colonial North Carolina, has been lacking, with
the main source of information gained through archaeology. This program will focus on the recent
discovery of a colonial tavern that garnered international press in 2019. Some of the artifacts that
were discovered are helping to rewrite the history of Brunswick and give us an idea of how influential
Brunswick was to the coming American Revolution.
About the Presenter
Native North Carolinian Jim McKee has been a lifelong student of American and North Carolina
history. He has been with Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Historic Site since 2008 and has been the
site manager since 2015. An avid researcher, archaeologist and living historian, McKee received his
master’s degree in history from Southern New Hampshire University.
About the Museum:
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach. Admission
is free for members, active duty military and disabled veterans plus one guest (must include military
ID cardholder). Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for
children (3-12), and free for ages 2 and under.
For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina or Ingram Planetarium, please call
910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.