2019 HSTI Scholarship Winners and Education Chairman
(l-r) Abigail Korenek, Sophie Korenek, Virginia Teachey, Madison Snyder and Anna Bradshaw
photo by Stephanie Key

Bumblebee Buzz April 2019

Preserving the Past, Enjoying the Present, Building the Future.

A Note From The President

We are nearing completion of our extensive restoration projects for the Assembly Building and Missiles and More Museum. Hundreds of volunteer hours, as well as, professional services have gone into the roof truss system and post hurricane restoration. To date we have invested about $437,000 to keep our Assembly building strong and safe. Without our volunteers, the cost would have been much higher. We are so grateful for their dedication and service to the historical society.

We are now in the process of rebuilding our financial reserves so that we can continue to effectively operate our building and fulfill our mission to collect, preserve, and promote the history of the Greater Topsail Area.

While we celebrate our restoration, we are mindful that many others are still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Please help when and where you can.

DONATE or Join/Renew Membership Here!

Volunteers in Action #HSTIStrong

2019 Docent Training: Denise Compton, Sue Bankes, Beth Holder and Tammy Proctor

2019 Docent Training
John Morris, Rose Peters and Dave Stipe

♦  Docent Training

Missiles & More Museum
Ribbon Cutting
& Open House

April 15, 2019

After extensive restoration and many volunteer hours post hurricane Florence,
our Missiles and More Museum will reopen to the public with a ribbon cutting and open house!!

Volunteer Today!

Museum: We need more than docents-good at organization, accounting, technology?? contact Rose Peters Volunteer in the Museum!
BINGO!: Join the Fun on those hot summer Thursday Nights!! No experience necessary. Need help in concession and card sales, accounting and technology!! Contact Barry Newsome: Volunteer for BINGO!
Aquarium Program: Fun for all ages but it’s all about the kids! Come out and see the aquatic world through the eye of a child! Contact Virginia Teachey: Volunteer for Aquarium Program!
Autumn with Topsail: Arts, Food, & Beach Music! Critical need: Silent Auction Manager-no solicitation! Be available October 19 and 20. Contact Rick Stidley: Volunteer for Autumn with Topsail!
Luncheons and Lecture Series: Delicious food, great speakers and friendly fellowship! Want to meet new people, can you make change, how do you feel about taking out the trash? We need you! Contact Gaylene Branton Volunteer for the Luncheons!


May 9, 2019: Luncheon and Lecture Series: Beverly Tetterton, retired research librarian and archivist, New Hanover Library will regale us with tales from Colonial Wilmington.
Lunch catered by the Beach Shop and Grill will be fried Chicken, homemade potato salad, green beans, green salad, rolls and iced tea. More info?

Congratulations 2019 HSTI Scholarship Winners!

Competition was tough but these 4 ladies outshined the other 8 applicants to win coveted HSTI Scholarships.
They presented their projects at the luncheon held on April 11th at the Historic Assembly Building.

pictured (l-r): Dixon HS Seniors, Sophie Korenek (Women Air Force Service Pilots) & Abigail Korenek (Displaced: The Old Onslow) and Topsail HS Seniors, Madison Snyder (The Dangerously Repetitive Pattern of Hurricanes) & Anna Bradshaw (Name Calling).

Photo by Stephanie Key