2nd Saturdays Fun August 11 at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

HATTERAS ISLAND – The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, Aug. 11, in the third installment of the popular summer program “2nd Saturdays.”

2nd Saturdays Fishing - Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Reel in family fun with the third and final 2nd Saturdays event of the summer at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum on Aug. 11. Learn about the history of sport fishing on the Outer Banks while taking part in games and activities. Photo of fisherman Dave Swanner courtesy of Day at the Docks

The Museum presents “Fishing” as the theme for the final 2nd Saturdays event for 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Local artists and crafters will share their work.


Lynne Foster of the Albatross Fleet, one of the first sport fishing charter companies on the Outer Banks, presents “Seafood – From the Water to the Table” at 2 p.m.


2nd Saturdays  helps families have some good, old-fashioned fun whether they are visiting a site close to home or across the state,” said event coordinator Clara Scarborough.


Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the 2nd Saturdays series takes place at 37 State Historic Sites and museums on the second Saturday of the summer months.  The more than 100 events across the state bring together history and authentic North Carolina culture.  Each site will have its own stylized theme; and many sites will have artists and/or musicians.  A complete schedule of events is at www.ncculture.com.


For information call (919) 807-7389.


About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported  Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy.  To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.