Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum 2015 Calendar of Events – February 2015

BEAUFORT, NC Dec. 22, 2014:

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Hatteras, North Carolina

On Stage: The Cassimir, Wall-mounted Engine Telegraph Equipment

February 1-28

While built as part of the push to supply war ships, the Cassimir was not finished in time to see WWI action. Completed in 1920, she was sold and converted to a general cargo ship. Her undoing came in February of 1942. Visit the Museum to see actual parts from her wall-mounted engine telegraph, and learn her history and what became of the molasses-carrying tanker and her crew. For more information, call the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum at 252-986-2995 or visit Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.


Matters of Steel: Examining the Deterioration of a WWII Merchant Shipwreck

February 5, 11 a.m.

North Carolina’s coastline sits along the fault lines of America’s maritime history. For hundreds of years, humans have lived along our shorelines, leaving the indelible marks of their activities embedded in banks and beaches, as well as under the water. This lectures series will highlight the results of the latest research being undertaken in the state on a diversity of topics – from reconstructing the pivotal battles, iconic shipwrecks, and critical industries of yesteryear to the challenges involved in the study and preservation of North Carolina’s maritime past. Presenter: Kara Fox, Program Maritime Studies, East Carolina University. Free program. The program will also be streamed LIVE during a 6 p.m. online presentation at For more information, call 252-986-2995 or email Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.


Sea Hearts

February 14, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

It’s a “Love Your Museum” happening where young folk enjoy a fun-filled night experiencing the museum world! Solve the riddles dotting a special map to discover a Valentine’s Day treasure. Create a 1800s-style Sailor’s Valentine. Enjoy delicious, healthy, and fun foods. Ages 6-12. Everything provided. Reservations required. Free. For more information, call 252-986-2995, email or visit Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.


About the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of thousands of shipwrecks that sank off North Carolina’s coast. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s coastal culture and maritime history, which includes these shipwrecks, this repository of history. The vessels are the centerpiece of rich relationships to piracy, war, (Revolutionary, Civil and World Wars I and II), lifesaving, commerce and coastal living. The Museum is filled with related artifacts, which include remnants of the earliest known shipwreck found in North Carolina waters, dating to 1650, objects from the USS Monitor, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and the Huron.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through thru mid-October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. mid-October through March. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.


The North Carolina Maritime Museum system is comprised of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at 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 people who are blind and have physical disabilities.


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