The whaler Seychelle, out of Provincetown, Massachusetts, was set to operate off the North Carolina coast when it happened to fall victim to the Great Beaufort Hurricane of August 1879, later known as Old Cook’s Storm. The presentation, by Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly, will examine...

Join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly for basic kayak instruction and safety lessons on shore followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim; some kayak experience is recommended. Cost is $30...

Join Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly to discover the various plants and animals of the salt marsh and tidal flats at the Rachel Carson Reserve. The guided hike will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Cost is $20....

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

Students entering grades 1 and 2 are invited to work with their fearless captain to learn how pirates like Blackbeard lived, dressed, ate and worked. The pirate crew will work together to set the rules of the ship, learn some battle skills with their wooden...

Each participating team assembles a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for paddling in this course, held in the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. The boat is 12’ long, 32” wide, and weighs about 40 lbs. Each...

Join Associate Education Curator Christine Brin for a program that focuses on the lives of the 18th-century female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Explore these women’s lives, as well as the culture within which they grew up, to better understand not just these two...

BEAUFORT, N.C. — The North Carolina Maritime Museums has been awarded a substantial grant that will help enhance conservation work within the three-museum system. The North Carolina Maritime Museums will receive $99,209 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which recently awarded a total of...