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


BEAUFORT, NC Feb. 12, 2015:

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Hatteras, North Carolina

On Stage: The USS Tarpon, Air Ventilator

April 1-30

The USS Tarpon survived war and received numerous battle stars for her WWII service yet she met her fate in 1957 south of Cape Hatteras. View artifacts from this submarine, and discover her story while visiting the Museum during April. 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.

 

With Love, Aleta

April 1, 2015 – February 26, 2016, daily

Our new exhibit, With Love, Aleta, features a 1920s Ocracoke mail boat, in a richly illustrated exhibition that includes images of vintage postcards and modern day mail art. The exhibit is designed to encourage young readers. Visitors will enjoy the first-person narrative by Aleta and vintage photographs while discovering the challenges the postal service and islanders faced in order to send and receive mail. The exhibit further explores coastal communication, the tradition of sending postcards from a vacation wonderland, and showcases modern-day mail art – a response to a love for the handwritten letter by 21st century folk. 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.

 

Where Were the Whalers? The History and Archaeology of Whaling in North Carolina

April 2, 11 a.m.

Since the Colonial period, inhabitants of the Outer Banks of North Carolina processed right whales to augment their existence until the turn of the 20th century. What began as drift-whale scavenging became organized hunts. This study examines ex situ material culture found within the state of the North Carolina. These artifacts, from both public and private collections, are currently all that remain from this ephemeral industry. This presentation explores what the artifacts can tell us about the industry, the people that plied it, and the quarry they pursued.   Presenter: Ryan Bradley, Program Maritime Studies, 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.

 

Sea Story

April 8 & 15, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Children of all ages enjoy a seaside tale flavored with maritime history in honor of April’s National Library Week. Local writer, Merri Jamieson, reads her history-based children’s book, delighting children and families with her tale of Ahanu. The story is based on European explorer, Verrazano’s, ship’s log. Visitors meet the young Ahanu, a member of an Algonquin-speaking American Indian tribe living on the Outer Banks. The life-changing adventure offers a rich slice of early 1500s coastal life. Call to reserve a space. 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.

 

Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: The History of Outer Banks Gulf Stream Sport-fishing

April 7, 2 p.m.

Capt. Ernie Foster introduces the origins of Gulf Stream sport-fishing off the North Carolina Coast with a special focus on the men who made it happen and their accomplishments. Foster made his first trip to the Gulf Stream in 1951, and his father, the late Capt. Ernal Foster, had the first charter boat in North Carolina built specifically for deep sea fishing.  The presentation includes vintage photographs as well as fishing tackle coupled with a great fishing history from a true waterman. 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 Story

April 8 & 15, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Children of all ages enjoy a seaside tale flavored with maritime history in honor of April’s National Library Week. Local writer, Merri Jamieson, reads her history-based children’s book, delighting children and families with her tale of Ahanu. The story is based on European explorer, Verrazano’s, ship’s log. Visitors meet the young Ahanu, a member of an Algonquin-speaking American Indian tribe living on the Outer Banks. The life-changing adventure offers a rich slice of early 1500s coastal life. Call to reserve a space. 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.

 

Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: Diving the Graveyard of the Atlantic

April 14, 2 p.m.

Diver Pam Landrum is a teacher and diving guide who will share her experiences diving wrecks in the infamous Graveyard of the Atlantic. Landrum is a NAUI instructor and a biologist with a background as a Naturalist with the National Park Service. She operates Roanoke Island Outfitters in Manteo, NC; and she is the author of “Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina.” 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.

 

Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: What’s For Supper? Cooking Crabs Outer Banks Style

April 21, 2 p.m.

Enjoy a demonstration and lively chat with chef, Sharon Peele Kennedy, author of What’s For Supper? Kennedy shows museum guests how to cook crabs Outer Banks style. While you’re here, pick up a copy of her book and have her sign it! 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.

 

North Carolina Science Festival Program

April 22, 11 a.m.

Celebrate the North Carolina Science Festival with a hands-on maritime craft activity. Youth learn about conditions that historically affected maritime travel in the waters off the North Carolina Coast giving them the name Graveyard of the Atlantic. All ages welcome. All supplies furnished. Free admission. 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.

 

Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: The Effects of English Settlement on the Hatteras Island Environment: Part One.

April 28, 2 p.m.

Hatteras Island tree expert, Dave Kelmer, shares an interesting presentation on the effect the English settlers had on Hatteras Island ecology. The April 28 lecture is Part One in a two-part presentation. The second lecture is May 5. Enjoy lectures, presentations, demonstrations and meet-the-author events – served up with a dish of seaside flavor. 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.