Scavenger Hunt Day

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort

Explore the museum's exhibit hall while tracking down the items pictured on our popular Sea Hunt scavenger hunt activity. With limitations in place on the distribution of materials, paper copies of Sea Hunt will be offered on specific dates only. However, a virtual version is...

Free

History of the North Carolina Maritime Museum

Online only

The North Carolina Maritime Museum covers a diverse array of history topics. But what about the history of the museum itself? Join Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly to learn more about this unique museum that has origins of over a century ago. The virtual program,...

Free

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center 322 Front Street, Beaufort

Explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day, hands-on course. Begin with lofting, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the backbone of small boats. You'll also learn planking methods, both carvel and lapstrake, and use of appropriate fasteners. After...

Beaufort’s Dolphins

Online

Bottlenose dolphins occur in Beaufort year-round, but they’re not the same individuals and we’re learning a lot from photo-ID and stranding response. Join Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster at 11 a.m. March 22 on Facebook or via Zoom for an informal discussion about the biology, behavior,...

Shad and Herring Fisheries of the Albemarle Sound and Its Tributaries

Online

The Albemarle Sound and its tributaries contained some of the largest shad and herring fishing operations in the United States. Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett at 11 a.m. March 25 on Facebook or via Zoom for a talk that explores the haul seine operations...

Free

Carolina Maritime Model Society Meeting

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort

The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the production of high-quality ship models and encourage members and the public to participate in a craft that is as old as shipbuilding itself. The group will meet at 2 p.m. on March 27 in the auditorium...

Women’s History Month Speaker Dr. Martha Jones, author of Vanguard

Online only

This is an online program. Please enter your email correctly when registering. An email containing the Zoom link will be sent to all registrants an hour and a half before the program begins. Presenter: Dr. Martha S. Jones, Author; Historian; Professor, Johns Hopkins University In the current moment,...

Free

Make a Lift Half-Model

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center 322 Front Street, Beaufort

Learn how to read a set of plans and use the basic woodworking tools most commonly found in a boatbuilder’s tool kit to shape a lift half-model of a North Carolina Shad Boat during a two-day course, held April 10 and 11 at the North...

$90 – $110