Maritime Heritage Series: ‘It’s Electrifying’

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Join Museum Conservator Michelle Crepeau for a free, informal lecture that discusses electrolytic reduction—what it is, how it works and why conservators use electrochemical reactions to clean and desalinate marine archaeological metals. Registration is not required for the in-person program, held in the museum auditorium....

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: The History of Mermaids

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

The legend of the mermaid, or half human/half fish creature, appears around the world throughout time. This presentation by Associate Museum Curator Christine Brin will look at some of the better-known legends of mermaids and the interesting evolution they underwent over the last few hundred...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: The Cape Lookout Lighthouse

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly will talk about the history of light towers at Cape Lookout. The presentation will cover the original 1812 structure and the current 1859 tower, examining some interesting events that occurred throughout their existence. Join us in the museum auditorium to...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: Would You Like a Tums?

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Acid-Base chemistry is fundamental to understanding archaeological conservation, both in terms of why some things deteriorate while others are preserved when buried in the ground, and in terms of why conservators choose the materials and treatments that they do. Join museum conservator Michelle Crepeau as...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: North Carolina’s Mullet Fishery

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Curator of Maritime History David Bennett will examine the history of the mullet fishery in North Carolina. During the 19th century, North Carolina's mullet fishery was one of the largest saltwater fisheries in the South, and it continued to be a popular fishery into the...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: The Story Behind Echo the Whale

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster will present on “Echo”, the Museum’s 33.5-foot-long sperm whale skeleton.  When the adolescent whale came ashore at Cape Lookout in 2004, his bones and heart were preserved for study and display. Keith will cover the step-by-step process of retrieving,...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: North Carolina’s Outer Barrier Islands

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Most of our Countries eastern seaboard and Gulf states are lined with coastal barrier islands, but none so unique as the famed Outer Banks of North Carolina. The fascinating cultural history, fragile geologic nature, and diverse flora and fauna, attract and fascinate millions of people...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: Maritime Myths and Legends

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Join Associate Museum Curator Christine Brin to learn about some of the most popular maritime myths, legends, and ghost stories in this special Halloween presentation. Christine will also discuss the history and possible origins of each story. Free, no registration required for the in-person program,...

Free

Maritime Matinee: Storm Warriors

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Through interviews, historic footage, and re-enactments, this 55-minute  documentary from Third Wave Films provides an in-depth look at the United States Life-Saving Service. Follow the story of the USLSS—from why it was created to the many rescues the service provided over the years.

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: Whales in North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

North Carolina has many species of whales that travel near our shores and sometimes strand on our beaches.  This makes it ideal for scientists like Keith Rittmaster and his colleagues to study and promote the conservation and understanding of these endangered marine mammals.  Join Keith to...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: Indigenous People of North Carolina’s Coast

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Join Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly and learn about the Native Americans of the coast. Humans inhabited the region well before any European explorers set foot on the land. How did these differing cultures coexist? We will try to uncover some of the history on...

Free

Maritime Heritage Series: Santa Claus, Patron Saint of Sailors

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Did Santa prefer a green suit before he started wearing his now iconic red? What is Mrs. Claus’s first name? We may not have all the answers regarding the mysterious and jolly figure, but during this family friendly presentation we will try to answer some...

Free

Registration and Refund Policy:

Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the Museum receives cancellation notice at least two weeks before the start of a program.  There is no refund within two weeks of the start of a program.  The Museum reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet the minimum participant requirement up to one week before the program is scheduled.  In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, participants who have submitted a fee will receive a full refund.  If a program is canceled due to inclement weather and unable to be rescheduled for another date, the participants will receive a full refund.