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.

Rare Civil War artifact returns to Hatteras for permanent exhibit at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Rare Civil War artifact returns to Hatteras for permanent exhibit at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

HATTERAS, NC August 21, 2014 – Through the generosity of the Keith Family Foundation, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum has acquired the silk ensign from the USS Monticello.  It is one of only three silk naval flags from this period known to exist and is the only one with the name of the ship, “Monticello”, and that of her commander, “Lieut. Daniel L. Braine” embroidered along the hoist. USS Monticello, a 655-ton wooden, screw-steamer, was built at Mystic, Connecticut, in 1859 for commercial use. Chartered by the Navy in May 1861, she was named Star for a few weeks and then resumed her original name, Monticello. She was purchased by the Navy in September 1861. Her Civil War service is impressive, involving active employment in […]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2014 September Events

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2014 September Events

HATTERAS, NC August 19, 2014:   Salty Dawgs: History and the Hatteras Island Ecology Part 1 September 2, 2 p.m. Meet and experience a presentation by Dave Kelmer, a resident expert on historic Hatteras ecology and changes made to the environment by European settlers. Free admission. Email: maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. 252-986-2995, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Maritime Movies, First Thursdays: Titanic at 100, Mystery Solved September 4, 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Feature films on underwater exploration and archaeology and maritime history and culture. Rated: G/PG. Film Room. Free admission. Email: maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. 252-986-2995, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.   The Civil War on Hatteras Island September 3, 10, […]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Underwater Symposium – September 5 & 6

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Underwater Symposium – September 5 & 6

HATTERAS, NC August 15, 2014 – The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is hosting an Underwater Heritage Symposium bringing together state, local and regional professionals in the diving and underwater archaeology fields. The symposium takes place at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras on September 5 & 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The two-day symposium provides the opportunity to connect with leading experts that bring knowledge from the Graveyard of the Atlantic to the surface.   North Carolina Maritime Museum System Director, Joseph K. Schwarzer, opens the symposium that covers a wide variety of topics including near shore and offshore shipwreck diving, laws protecting underwater cultural heritage, technologies for marine science and ocean exploration and recreational […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun starts Thursday at the coast, where the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will help kids make sandcastle-themed crafts and host a talk on the Life-Saving Service with author Chip Marshall, as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of […]

“The War Comes to Hatteras” A Civil War Exhibit at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

“The War Comes to Hatteras” A Civil War Exhibit at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

HATTERAS, NC June 9, 2014 – “The War Comes to Hatteras” is an exhibit that features artifacts and documents spanning from across the country that is related to the Eastern North Carolina activities and actions during 1861-1862. The exhibit is focused around the Battle of Fort Hatteras and Fort Clark, Aug. 28-29,1861. “The Capture of the Fanny” and “The Chicamacomico Races” in October of the same year and also explores the preparations of the Burnside Expedition. This special exhibit is open to the public, free of charge. The exhibit runs thru June 30, 2015. For more information, call 252-986-2995 or email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. Visit the website at www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museuum Dr., Hatterass, NC 27943. The 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.   […]