Hatteras Island NC

Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Hatteras Island, North Carolina including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Closings at North Carolina State Historic Sites and Museums for Feb. 11

Closings at North Carolina State Historic Sites and Museums for Feb. 11

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 11, 2014 – Due to adverse weather conditions, several N.C. State Historic Sites and museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are operating on different schedules Feb. 11. They include: East CSS Neuse, Kinston – closes Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace, Fremont – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras  N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort  Somerset Place, Creswell – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Tryon Palace, New Bern – closed Feb. 11 Central Bentonville Battlefield, Four Oaks – closes Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Museum of the Cape Fear, Fayetteville  – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. President James K. Polk Historic Site — closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. All other state historic sites and museums currently are on a normal schedule. Call ahead […]

Updated North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

Updated North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28 RALEIGH, NC January 28, 2014 – Due to adverse weather conditions, several N.C. State Historic Sites and museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are closed today. They include: Closings:               East            Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington — reopens Thursday            Fort Fisher, Kure Beach Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, Winnabow Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City — closing at 4 p.m. Tuesday; reopens                Thursday N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort N.C. Maritime Museum, Southport — reopens Thursday Outer Banks History Center, Manteo — reopens Thursday Tryon Palace, New Bern — reopens Wednesday at 11 a.m.   Piedmont Alamance Battleground, […]

North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

RALEIGH, NC January 28, 2014 – Due to adverse weather conditions, several N.C. State Historic Sites and museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are closed today. They include: Closings:             East             Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington — reopens Thursday, Jan. 30             Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Kure Beach Brunswick Town State Historic Site, Winnabow N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras — closing at noon   All other state historic sites and museums currently are on a normal schedule. Updated information will be provided as conditions change. Check this page for updated listings. For additional information, call (919) 807-7389. About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) […]

Poached Oysters No Delicacy for Governor Fowle

Poached Oysters No Delicacy for Governor Fowle

RALEIGH, NC January 21, 2014 – On January 21, 1891, Gov. Daniel Fowle declared “war” on northern fishermen poaching on North Carolina’s deep-water oyster beds. The oyster “pirates” had already depleted the Chesapeake Bay’s rich oyster beds during the 1880s. In an effort to meet seafood canneries’ growing demands, they had moved their dredging operations into North Carolina. In 1888, several dredging vessels from Virginia had gathered thousands of bushels of oysters weekly from Hyde County’s waters. The following year, North Carolina banned non-resident dredging, but there was little enforcement. In 1890, Carteret, Hyde and Pamlico Counties tried unsuccessfully to oust the oyster pirates using local patrol boats. Then, in early 1891, a small fleet of illegal oyster schooners were […]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum presents 3rd Annual Holiday at the Museum

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum presents 3rd Annual Holiday at the Museum

HATTERAS, NC November 15, 2013 – Celebrate the holiday season by attending the 3rd Annual “Holiday at the Museum” at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.  There will be activities for the children and live holiday music by local artists. Make sure you browse all the exhibits at the Museum.  Everyone will enjoy the complimentary hot soup and holiday cookies.  It all takes place on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from noon to 5 p.m. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum encourages everyone to support one of the local organizations that help others in a time of need.  Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Cape Hatteras Methodist Men’s Food Pantry and receive 5% discount in the Museum Store.   […]

Hatteras Site to Receive National Underground Railroad Designation

Hatteras Site to Receive National Underground Railroad Designation

HOTEL D’AFRIQUE SITE SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD   HATTERAS, NC July 18, 2013 – A commemoration and monument dedication for the Hotel D’Afrique will take place on July 31 at 11 a.m. at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.   The site of the Hotel D’Afrique was recently identified as making a significant contribution to the understanding of the Underground Railroad and will be officially included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.   Visitors to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum might notice a black stone monument near the entrance commemorating the site of the Hotel D’Afrique. In August 1861, Union forces captured Hatteras Inlet. As word of the victory spread to […]

N.C. highway Historical Marker To  Commemorate Vessel Mercury

N.C. highway Historical Marker To Commemorate Vessel Mercury

Event to be held Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Ocracoke Ferry Landing HATTERAS, NC July 8, 2013 – The security of New Bern and Ocracoke during the War of 1812 was maintained and protected by the U.S. Revenue Cutter Mercury in a daring maneuver 200 years ago. A North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated to commemorate the July 12, 1813, escape of the vessel from pursing British barges on Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Ocracoke ferry landing followed by an exhibit opening on the War of 1812 the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.   Adm. George Cockburn landed with 15 barges and 1,000 men at Ocracoke and Portsmouth that day […]

British War Graves Ceremony at the Outer Banks

British War Graves Ceremony at the Outer Banks

CEREMONIES TO HONOR WORLD WAR II BRITISH AND CANADIAN SAILORS BURIED ON FOREIGN SOIL   HATTERAS ISLAND, NC April 15, 2013 – Two ceremonies will be held in May to honor the sacrifices of foreign sailors who gave their lives during World War II protecting the coast of the United States. The British War Grave ceremonies will take place on May 9, at 11 a.m. at the British Cemetery in Buxton and on May 10, at 11 a.m. at the British Cemetery in Ocracoke. The ceremonies honor the 63 foreign sailors who lost their lives just off the coast of the Outer Banks. During World War II, German U-boats hunted along the Eastern Seaboard. Unprepared for the attacks, the U.S. […]

North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference

North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference

HATTERAS — For the first time in 17 years, the North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference will be held in Hatteras.  The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum will be hosting this year’s conference on October 25-27. Talks and paper presentations will cover topics on Maritime Heritage, the role of the Coast Guard, U-Boats, Mystery Ships, the Corolla Shipwreck, Underwater Archaeology and the War of 1812.  Friday afternoon tours will be held at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and life saving stations at Chicamacomico and Little Kinnakeet.  Saturday afternoon optional tours o f Portsmouth Island, Ocracoke or the Pea Island Museum will be held. Speakers include Anna Gibson Holloway, curator of the USS Monitor Center, Doug Stover of the National Park Service, […]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum September 2012 Calendar of Events

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum September 2012 Calendar of Events

Maritime Movie Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. Learn about the U-85, Chicamacomico, the Alligator, the USS Monitor, the “Battle of the Atlantic” and more!  20-50 minutes. Free. Call (252) 986-2995 for details.   Maritime Movie Wednesday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m. Learn about the U-85, Chicamacomico, the Alligator, the USS Monitor, the “Battle of the Atlantic” and more!  20-50 minutes. Free. Call (252) 986-2995 for details.   Civil War Mini Talk Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3 p.m. Local author and Civil War historian Drew Pullen gives an overview of the battles on Hatteras. 30 minutes. Free. Call (252) 986-2995 for details.   Maritime Movie Thursday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. Learn about the U-85, Chicamacomico, the Alligator, the USS Monitor, the “Battle of […]