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


BEAUFORT, NC Feb. 7, 2015:

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Hatteras, North Carolina

On Stage: The Suloide, Door Handle and Plate

March 1-31

The Suloide met its fate March 26, 1943 off Bogue Banks. The transport steamship was loaded with manganese and on its way to New York. Visit the Museum to see a door handle and plate from the vessel, and discover why it never made it to its destination. For more information, call the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum at 252-986-2995 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.

 

Cape Hatteras Student Art Exhibition

March 3-27, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

View the creative works of Cape Hatteras school students during the month of March at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. The education room walls come to life with a wide variety of art. Inspired to unleash their creativity and work with a variety of materials, students explore the fundamentals of art to create eclectic images. Cape Hatteras Elementary School and Secondary School students will be represented in this month-long exhibition that features a March 12 reception. The exhibition and reception are open to the public. For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.

 

Defending the East Coast: How Converted Vessels Helped to Win the Battle of the Atlantic

March 4, 11 a.m.

The focus of this study will be on converted fishing trawlers, specifically ones ultimately wrecked off of the coast of North Carolina. The vessels YP-389, HMS Senateur Duhamel, and HMT Bedfordshire were used commercially prior to the outbreak of the war and then converted for military operations. The purpose of this study is to better understand each ship’s use as a commercial and military vessel and to examine the adaptation and conversion methods. This study hopes to better understand reasons for adapting commercial vessels for military use. Presenter: Will Sassorossi, East Carolina University. Free program. The program will also be streamed LIVE during a 6 p.m. online presentation at http://csi.northcarolina.edu/ustream. For more information, call 252-986-2995 or email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

 

Volunteer Meet and Greet

March 5, 11 a.m. to 12 Noon

Visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and discover how you can be involved as a volunteer. Meet seasoned volunteers over coffee, and choose from many opportunities!   For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.

 

Cape Hatteras Student Art Exhibit Reception

March 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Join us for a reception for the elementary and secondary school students participating in Cape Hatteras Student Art Exhibition. Enjoy light refreshments at the public reception. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.

 

Sea Winds

March 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Kids explore wind and how it historically affected ships and the coast, and continues to shape barrier island life. Hands-on craft making highlights the evening program with snacks in the mix. Ages 6-12. Everything provided. Reservations required. Free. For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. 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 www.ncdcr.gov.