Outer Banks


Pea Island life savers are topic at NC Aquarium this winter

MANTEO, NC January 17, 2014 – Warm up this winter with harrowing tales of courage and battles against the odds from Life-Saving Station #17. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will feature showings of Rescue Men, a documentary chronicling the story of the all black crew of surf men […]


R. A. Fessenden on the Outer Banks: The Beginnings of Radio

RALEIGH, NC December 24, 2013 – On December 24, 1902, Reginald Fessenden, who had previously engaged in experiments on the Outer Banks, made the first intentional wireless radio broadcast, playing his violin and reading a passage from the Bible. Fessenden came to North Carolina in 1900 under the auspices of […]


Outer Banks History Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Call for Submissions

MANTEO, NC November 4, 2013 – To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Outer Banks History Center is partnering with the Dare County Arts Council to present an art exhibit, An Eye for Art, a Heart for History, showcasing the many aspects of the heritage and history of the Outer Banks […]


Outer Banks History Center Receives Unique Donation

MANTEO, NC September 4, 2013 — The Outer Banks History Center in Manteo has received a one-of-a-kind donation of hand drawn maps of the Currituck Shooting Club property at Poyner Hill on the Currituck Banks. The donation, given by an anonymous donor, belonged to Murray J. Chappell, Sr., the superintendent […]


Learn to Talk and Walk Like a Pirate at Roanoke Island Festival Park

MANTEO, NC August 13, 2013 – Come join us for Pirate Scallywag School on August 23 at 2 and 3 p.m. (1 hour each class) at Roanoke Island Festival Park.! Children can learn from the pirate crew how to walk, talk and act like a pirate. Kitty Hawk Kites will offer […]


Learn to Dance the Big Apple at the Outer Banks History Center on August 10

MANTEO, NC July 26, 2013 — Come learn a few steps of the “Big Apple,” the dance craze that swept the nation in 1937. As an adjunct to the Outer Banks History Center’s exhibit Dare County in the 1930s: Decade of Determination and as part of Department of Cultural Resources’ “2nd […]


Outer Banks Beach Access Smartphone App Now Available

Available for download on Apple and Android Devices Outer Banks, NC – June 26, 2013 – Take Me to the Beach, a new smart device application providing users with information about public beach accesses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is now available for download on both Apple and […]


2013 Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo

Outer Banks, NC – Brides will be able to explore all of their destination wedding dreams at the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s annual Wedding Weekend on January 19-20, 2013 at First Flight Middle and High School in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The expo will run on Saturday from 11 am […]


Outer Banks History Center to Debut New Exhibit March 1

MANTEO, NC – Despite the Great Depression, the 1930s were times of great change in Dare County, N.C. The building of roads and bridges, improvements to national historic sites and the resourcefulness of the people created unparalleled opportunities for economic growth and set a new course for the future that would […]


2nd Saturdays Fun August 11 at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

HATTERAS ISLAND – The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, Aug. 11, in the third installment of the popular summer program “2nd Saturdays.” The Museum presents “Fishing” as the theme for the final 2nd Saturdays event for 2012, from 10 a.m. […]