Maritime Heritage Series: ‘Crusty Clusters, Hidden Treasure: Concretions in Archaeological Conservation’

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC, United States

Is it a seahorse? A plumbing fixture? What about a really big nail? Sometimes artifacts that are buried in the ocean form special crusts called ‘concretion’ that change their appearance and hide their identity. In this lecture, museum conservator Michelle Crepeau discusses what a concretion...

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MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: U-boat Attack on the Caribsea, WWII

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC, United States

Join Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly to learn about the wreck of the Caribsea, a casualty of World War II. On March 11, 1942, this cargo freighter was sunk by the German U-boat 158 off Cape Lookout while heading from Santiago de Cuba to Baltimore, Maryland....

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By Hook or By Crook

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC, United States

Ranked among the fiercest pirates from the “Golden Age of Piracy,” Anne Bonny and Mary Read have stories that daytime TV could only aspire to. Join Associate Education Curator Christine Brin in the museum auditorium to learn about these women pirates. She will trace what...

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: The North Carolina Shad Boat

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC, United States

In the 1870s, George Washington Creef of Roanoke Island developed what came to be known as the "North Carolina Shad Boat." He went on to influence generations of boatbuilders by sharing his design and expertise. The boat design spread throughout northeastern North Carolina, becoming one...

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Behind the Scenes at Bonehenge Whale Center

Bonehenge Whale Center 275 W Beaufort Rd Ext, Beaufort

Join us for a free 40-minute behind-the-scenes look at Bonehenge Whale Center. Learn about the marine mammals, including bottlenose dolphins, that live off the coast of North Carolina. The preparation of marine mammal skeletons for educational display will also be covered. Not recommended for children under...

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MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC, United States

Join Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster for an informal discussion about the biology, behavior, and conservation issues affecting "Beaufort’s Dolphins."  Bottlenose dolphins occur in the waters off Beaufort year-round but they’re not the same individuals all year. We are learning a lot about these...

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MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: The International Fishermen & Allied Workers of America in Eastern North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC, United States

Following World War II, the Congress of Industrial Workers embarked on a campaign to unionize the South. As a part of that campaign, the International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America, a small Seattle-based labor union, attempted to unionize North Carolina’s commercial fishing industry. The...

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MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: The Cape Lookout Lighthouse

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC, United States

Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly will talk about the history of the Cape Lookout lighthouse, an iconic landmark of Carteret County. The presentation will cover both lighthouse structures at Cape Lookout, the extant 1812 tower, and the still standing 1859 tower. Many images of the lighthouse...

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MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: Conservation Basics: Identifying and Dealing with Museum Pests

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC, United States

Many museum artifacts provide tasty treats for a variety of insects, animals, and fungi. A big part of museum conservation is preventing damage to our artifacts, which means knowing what’s eating your collection! Join museum conservator Michelle Crepeau in this lecture all about identifying common...

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Behind the Scenes at Bonehenge Whale Center

Bonehenge Whale Center 275 W Beaufort Rd Ext, Beaufort

Join us for a free 40-minute behind-the-scenes look at Bonehenge Whale Center. Learn about the marine mammals, including bottlenose dolphins, that live off the coast of North Carolina. The preparation of marine mammal skeletons for educational display will also be covered. Not recommended for children under...

MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: Sea Turtles of North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC, United States

Come celebrate World Turtle Day! Spending only a brief time on land, sea turtles are quite different from most other turtles we know. From hatchling to adult, a lifetime at sea is no small task for these reptiles that grow so big. Learn about the...

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Behind the Scenes at Bonehenge Whale Center

Bonehenge Whale Center 275 W Beaufort Rd Ext, Beaufort

Join us for a free 40-minute behind-the-scenes look at Bonehenge Whale Center. Learn about the marine mammals, including bottlenose dolphins, that live off the coast of North Carolina. The preparation of marine mammal skeletons for educational display will also be covered. Not recommended for children under...

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Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the museum receives cancellation notice at least 48 hours before the start of a program. There is no refund within 48 hours of the start of a program, and tickets cannot be transferred to a later program date within that 48 hour timeframe. Due to material costs and supply, Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center Courses require a 2-week notification for cancellations; only the course fee is refunded if cancellation occurs prior to 2 weeks. 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.