BEAUFORT, NC October 15, 2013 – Sail into the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort Friday, Oct. 25 as coastal ghosts and legends come to life for the museum’s annual Fright Night.
Dress in costume, bring family and friends, and enjoy an evening of maritime lore and entertainment. The Museum stays open late, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., to offer a full array of Halloween activities for all ages.
“It gives visitors a different experience at the Museum while at the same time teaching them about maritime folklore,” said Museum Educator Christine Brin.
The event includes:
- Haunted Museum Tour – with the help of the East Carteret High School Drama club, Museum exhibits once again come to life. You might bump into a few characters from the past!
- Tricks for Treats – little ghouls and goblins are asked to perform a series of fun “tricks” to earn their sweet “treats.”
- Seaside Spooky Stories – if you dare, gather around the Museum’s Watercraft Center to hear tales of maritime misfortune. Feel the breeze – or ghosts flying by – in this eerie waterfront setting.
“Fright Night” admission is $6 for adults, $3 ages 18 and under. For more information, please visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com or call (252)728-7317.
The Museum is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort is located at 315 Front Street. The three North Carolina Maritime Museums are the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum located in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport. All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
NCDCR 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. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov