2015 Meeting Programs
November 5th Program Details
Featured Speaker: Mr Gary Spencer
"The NC National Guard Museum and Learning Center of Excellence: 'Your legacy, Our heritage.'"
For the November meeting, our featured speaker is Mr Gary Spencer, Museum Curator for the North Carolina National Guard Museum & Learning Center of Excellence. The meeting will be November 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the Conference room at The Thornton Library in Oxford.
Mr Spencer will be presenting The North Carolina National Guard Museum and Learning Center of Excellence: "Your legacy, Our heritage."
Camp Butner, from WWII to today, and the Camp Butner Society - NCNG Museum concept and scope - current status of the Museum - projects and needs of the museum - how genealogists can help the museum.
SGT Gary Spencer lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife, Kirsten, and two children, Vivian and Jackson. A graduate of The Citadel, Class of 1996, he began his career as General Manager for Borders Books. Once that company closed its doors, Gary finally fulfilled his dream, and joined the North Carolina Army National Guard, currently serving as a Gunner on an M1A1 SA Abrams tank in Delta Company, 1/252 Armored Regiment, 30th Brigade Combat Team. Full time, he is the Curator and Historian for the North Carolina National Guard Museum. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Camp Butner Society Museum and the North Carolina Military History Society.
Gary, a lifelong collector of US militaria, is an ardent student of military history. Growing up with his grandparents, he was surrounded by history, from a portrait of his ancestor that signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, and artifacts from his Confederate lineage to captured rifles, swords and flags from his grandfather’s service as a Marine in WWII. His primary personal collecting interest is awards, decorations and orders of the world.
Please join the members of the Granville County Genealogical Society at 6:30 P.M. on November 5, 2015
in the conference room at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford. Visitors are always welcome and are encouraged to join in this presentation.
All GCGS meetings are open to the public and guests are cordially invited to attend.