When Rose O'Neale Greenhow drowned at Fort
Fisher, her personal effects were collected and some of these ended up
at the Cape Fear Museum. We made arrangements before leaving to meet
staff members Barb Brown and Timothy S. Bottoms at the museum. Barb
graciously arranged the materials and Tim gave us the grand tour. Tim
spent almost 3 hours with us going over the Rose information and
walking us through the back rooms of the museum where the Rose
information and displays are currently in storage. We must take a
moment here to thank Barb and Tim for their personal attention to our
requests, and for taking time out of their busy schedules to provide us
with a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Among the items at the museum were information confirming that Alfred
Moore Waddell was Little Rose's Ward after Rose's death. There was also
a photo of Rose with an unknown gentleman. We believe he may have been
Lord Wharncliffe. Then there was a picture of Little Rose, and a Brady
photo that I've never seen published before. I've obtained permission
to post these photos upon receipt in October. Will let you know when I
get the copies from Tim.
Also shown below is a diarama reenacting the night Rose drowned when
her boat overturned off the port of Cape Fear. It's quite beautiful and
is about 4 feet square in size.
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