Contact Professional Historians

in Wilmington, NC

Director of the History Teaching Alliance

Thomas Massey

History Instructor, Cape Fear Community College

Email Thomas Massey

If you wish to recieve emails concerning upcoming events of the History Teaching Alliance please contact Thomas using the link above

Contact Person for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Dr. Paul Townend

Chairman of the History Department

Email Dr. Paul Townend

Contact Person for the Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina

Kim Simcox,

Historian, Battleship

Email the Curators of the Battleship


Contact Person for the Bellamy Mansion

Madeline Flagler

Education Director, Bellamy Mansion Museum

Email Madeline Flagler


Contact Person for the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science

Janet Davidson, Historian, Cape Fear Museum

Email Janet Davidson







From the 2007 UNCW History Newsletter

History Teaching Alliance of the
Lower Cape Fear Enters Third Year

In the spring of 2005, history educators in the Lower
Cape Fear region created a history teaching collaborative
linking area high school, community college, university,
museum and historical site historians. The History
Teaching Alliance brings history professionals together
for networking, resource-sharing and brainstorming. Each
meeting is led by members from at least two different
institutions. One of the best features of this budding
collaborative has been the e-mail distribution list that
allows members to share news. UNCW and Cape Fear
Community College have offered both financial and Web support.

In 2006-07, the HTA organized a year-long series of
events around the theme, “Teaching About Race in U.S.
and World History.” Programs included teaching about
race at different educational levels, new thinking about
Native American History, strategies for teaching reading,
and a tour of historic Brunswick Town. A highlight was
the presentation at the Battleship North Carolina, where
curator Kim Sincox displayed fascinating artifacts and
records about the life and work of African-Americans
on the ship during World War II. The Alliance also was
able to bring in two outstanding speakers. In the fall,
David Cecelski, noted author of works on slavery in
North Carolina and on the 1898 coup, presented his
new research on Abraham Galloway’s Civil War. In the
spring, Barbara Fields of Columbia University presented
a thought-provoking talk about “Race vs. Racism: What’s in a Word?”

The 2007-08 programs will address the impact of
immigration and globalization on the study and teaching
of history in our community (Sept. 25), a tour of Sugar
Loaf at Carolina Beach State Park (Nov. 5), a program on
bright ideas for teaching research and writing (Feb. 7) and
a session on Advanced Placement teaching, testing and credit (April 3).

This is an informal and supportive professional association
of history educators. All are welcome!

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