The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum to host 5th Annual ‘Holiday at the Museum’ December 12


HATTERAS, NC Nov. 30, 2015 – Join The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum for “Holiday at the Museum” on Saturday, December 5 from 12 Noon to 5 p.m.

Children and adults alike will marvel at Winter Wonderland train display by master model builder Charlie Klein. There will be a children’s holiday craft table and letters to Santa (almost certainly to receive a reply from Santa).

Live entertainment will be provided by local choral groups, individual performances by local musicians as well as professional musical entertainment throughout the day. Refreshments will include a variety of hot soups, ham biscuits, holiday cookies and punch.

There will be multi-themed fully decorated holiday trees, and shoppers will continue to receive an additional 5 percent off purchases when they bring a donation for the food bank.

“This is our 5th annual Holiday at the Museum and is quickly becoming a holiday tradition,” stated Melanie Schwarzer, Administrative Director of the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. “The Museum’s celebration of the Hatteras Island community and its resilience was begun to boost everyone’s spirit after the devastation of Hurricane Irene” she said.

The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located at 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. For more information, call 252.986.2995.

For more information, call the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum at 252-986-2995 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located at 59200 Museum Dr., Hatteras, NC 27943.  The museum is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from October through March. and until 5 p.m. mid-October through March. Free admission with donations appreciated.

The 5th Annual Holiday at the Museum takes place on December 12 at The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

The 5th Annual Holiday at the Museum takes place on December 12 at The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

 

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 USS Huron.

 

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 Natural and Cultural Resources.

 

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

 

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.