Adrienne Palma

Adrienne Palma

Old Bridge Historical Society has announced that author Adrienne Palma will be signing “Lola the Loggerhead,” one of her books in the Under the Sea series at the Old Bridge, 109 Shoreline Drive West in Sunset Beach, on Friday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. till 12 p.m.

Copies of “Lola the Loggerhead” will be available for purchase on that day and Palma will sign them, if requested. If you already have one of her other books, bring those along for her to sign.

Palma grew up in New Jersey but now lives, works and writes in North Carolina. She is the author of the children’s books, “Roza Sanchez and Shalim the Shark” (second in the Under the Sea book series), as well as the novel, “Living the Dream.”

“Lola the Loggerhead” traces Lola’s trip from Nags Head to the Gulf stream. The book is filled with fun facts and colorful illustrations to engage the reader.

The Old Bridge is open until Labor Day every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Come visit the museum. Docents will be able to share stories, not only of the Old Bridge, but also about the history of Sunset Beach and the area. It is free!

Every Wednesday through Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m., children ages 5-12 can join our Young Explorers Program, a free program. Volunteers from OBHS will lead children in an educational activity, help them make a related craft project to take home and serve a snack. Parents must remain on the property. No reservation needed.

History buff?

If you like history and stories about our past, join us for our popular History Walks. The History Walk begins at the Old Bridge and moves on from there. Your guide will tell you stories from centuries past as well as more recent history. Explorers, pirates and presidents have all touched our part of the world! The walk lasts 60-90 minutes, depending on the stories and the storyteller. It is on flat terrain, not strenuous. Wear comfortable shoes and plan to enjoy learning about our area’s history.

The History Walk is by reservation only. Call (910) 363-6585 at least 48 hours in advance so that we can find a time that is mutually convenient. In the summer, the walks are generally in the morning when it is cooler and the walks are capped at 10 people. Chilled water will be provided. The OBHS History Walk will help you get your steps in and give you a dose of Sunset Beach history. Donation is $5 per person. Children under 12 are free.

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