Come visit the Missiles and More Museum and see our new Exhibit:
And then there were three…Topsail Island Piers

Bumblebee Buzz May 2019

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

A Note From The President

Thank you for your support during my term as president of HSTI. Without our dedicated, hardworking volunteers none of our programs and events would be possible.
I would especially like to thank our HSTI Board members. Many challenges were met by this Board with a keen determination to do what was needed and to do it right. I appreciate their courage, insight, and commitment to preserve our historic Assembly Building. Each of them has served well and offered their unique talents to make possible the continuation of programs and services for our island community.
We have just celebrated the reopening of the Missiles and More Museum. The Summer Aquarium and Bingo programs will begin soon. Plans are already in the works for Autumn With Topsail 2019. I hope you will join us at some of our exciting activities during the coming weeks.
All the best for a great summer season!



Volunteers in Action #HSTIStrong

A few of our outstanding Bingo! 2018 Volunteers. Bingo! begins June 13th–Join this fun-loving team!

PEP 2019 HSTI Spelling Bee team
Gaylene Branton, Betsy Johnson, Edna Smith & Steve Smith



April 15, 2019~ Missiles and More Museum Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Pictured above are representatives from Topsail Chamber of Commerce, Town of Topsail Beach, HSTI Board, and museum docents.

Photo by Irene Lambert.

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!


BINGO!! June 13-August 15, 2019: Thursday nights are fun for the entire family at the Historic Assembly Building! Doors Open at 6PM – Early Bird Games start at 6:30PM Main Games start at 7PM. Please no outside food or drinks. Concessions for sale on site!
All proceeds go to support The Historical Society of Topsail Island’s mission to collect, preserve and promote the history of the Greater Topsail Island area.
Summer Aquarium Program Presented by NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher Outreach: Join us Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. inside the Historic Assembly Building. These interactive programs are designed for families with school aged children. A donation of $1.00 per child is appreciated to defray the cost and enable us to continue these exciting programs.
June 26  Hermit Crab’s Friends (aimed at 4-5 year old’s), July 3 Jammin’ Jellies, July 10 Turtle Time, July 17 Fantastic Fish, July 24 Scaly Survivors, July 31 Our Living Seashells

Autumn with Topsail wins award!!

During the Annual Eastern NC Coast Host meeting, May 2nd, Pender County Tourism recognized their award winning festivals and events. So here’s to Historical Society of Topsail Island ‘s Autumn With Topsail, Poplar Grove Plantation’s Paranormal Investigation Tours, the NC Bacon Festival, Air-play events, Olivia Dawson, Topsail Island Jeep Week, Moores Creek National Battlefield’s Anniversary Reenactment, the Ocean City Jazz Festival, the Town of Burgaw, Art Beat, Pender County Historical Society, Pender County Public Library, the Pender High drama dept. and our special events partner Pender County Parks and Recreation. Photo provided by Pender County Tourism.