Join Associate Curator Christine Brin for a presentation about everyone's favorite jolly ol' elf! This informational presentation takes a look at the way that the legend of Santa has evolved over the last 1,500 years and touches on Santa's support crew: Mrs. Claus, the reindeer...

Associate Education Curator Christine Brin will be looking at clues from the remains of ships such as Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge and the British warship Mary Rose to share more about the lives of the sailors and pirates during what is commonly called “The Golden Age of...

Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly will highlight the rescue of the captain and three crewmembers from the American schooner Leading Breeze. The vessel wrecked during a severe southeast gale at Ocracoke Inlet on Nov. 23, 1901. Barely holding on to the wreckage and all hopes...

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 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...

Only spending 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. Join Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster at 2...

This may come as a big surprise, but movie pirates do not always have much common with real pirates. Join Associate Education Curator Christine Brin for a look at how popular culture influences the way we think about pirates today. The program is part of...