SOUTHPORT, NC — Join the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport and The Friends of the Museum Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. as we welcome Dr. David Stewart, professor of History at East Carolina University for a lecture on his new book, “The Sea Their Graves: An Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture.” Stewart examines maritime communities and how historically and psychologically this subculture deals with the loss of mariners both individually and collectively. Learn how memorials and tombstones can be artistic expression for both closure and remembrance and what other traditions define us as a community.
The program will be held at the Southport Community Building at 223 East Bay St. in Southport. The program is free, but registration is required. Call the Museum at (910) 457-0003 to register.
The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is located at 204 E. Moore St. The three North Carolina Maritime Museums are the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum located in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in 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. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources 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. To learn more, visit the department online.