“The War Comes to Hatteras” A Civil War Exhibit at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

HATTERAS, NC June 9, 2014“The War Comes to Hatteras” is an exhibit that features artifacts and documents spanning from across the country that is related to the Eastern North Carolina activities and actions during 1861-1862. The exhibit is focused around the Battle of Fort Hatteras and Fort Clark, Aug. 28-29,1861.

“The Capture of the Fanny” and “The Chicamacomico Races” in October of the same year and also explores the preparations of the Burnside Expedition.

This special exhibit is open to the public, free of charge. The exhibit runs thru June 30, 2015.

For more information, call 252-986-2995 or email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. Visit the website at www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museuum Dr., Hatterass, NC 27943. The museum is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Hatteras, North CarolinaAbout the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located at 59200 Museum Drive in Hatteras, N.C Museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. The North Carolina Maritime Museum system is comprised of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at 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.