North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Staff Members Receive National Award for War of 1812 Commemoration Leadership
On October 19, 2012, at a ceremony in Southport, North Carolina, the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812 awarded its Spirit of 1812 Award to North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) staff members David Brook and Jeff Bockert. The ceremony occurred at the conclusion of a Daughters of 1812 marker dedication at Deep Water Point commemorating a state militia encampment.
North Carolina Society President Carol Chapuis Canales and Honorary President National of the National Society of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 Nona Thompson Quinn made the presentation. They cited David Brook’s founding chairmanship and leadership since 2009 of the North Carolina War of 1812 Bicentennial Planning Committee. They also recognized Jeff Bockert’s achievements in educational outreach and leadership as chair of the of the “Lower Cape Fear and the War of 1812” symposium.
David Brook is the director of Division of Historical Resources in the Office of Archives and History. Jeff Bockert is East Region Supervisor of the Division of State Historic Sites and Properties of the Office of Archives and History.
The DCR War of 1812 Bicentennial Planning Committee has undertaken public educational activities including two symposiums in 2012, a speaker’s bureau, numerous re-enactments and demonstrations, and creation of a Web site and audio visual materials.
In the photograph are LR: Honorary President National of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 Nona Thompson Quinn; David Brook; Jeff Bockert; N.C. Society President of the U.S. Daughters of 1812, Carol Chapuis Canales; Honorary Vice President National Mary Edwards Little; and Honorary Vice-President National Gwen Clemmons Causey