Shrimping in North Carolina, 1865-1965

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

David Bennett, curator of maritime history, will explore the growth of the shrimp industry in North Carolina through changes in nets, boats, processing, and transportation. The talk will also discuss how the epicenter of the industry shifted over time from New Hanover County to Brunswick...

Free

Recurring

Carolina Maritime Model Society Meeting

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

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 in the museum auditorium. Meetings are open to the...

Free

Coffee with the Director

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

Join the Friends of the Maritime Museum for an open discussion with Joe Schwarzer, director of the N.C. Maritime Museum System. Learn what's new and what's ahead while enjoying free refreshments in the museum auditorium.

Free

Wreck of the whaleship Seychelle

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

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...

Free

Exploring Coastal Habitats

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

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....

$18.00 – $20.00

Conservation Basics: 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 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...

Free

Northern Capital and the Expansion of Commercial Fishing in N.C.

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

Join Maritime Historian David Bennett to explore the migration of northern entrepreneurs and fishermen into North Carolina following the end of the Civil War. The program is part of the museum’s Maritime Heritage Series, informal lectures held in the museum auditorium and are simulcast on...

Free

Recurring

Carolina Maritime Model Society Meeting

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

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 in the museum auditorium. Meetings are open to the...

Free

Pirates!

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

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...

$58.50 – $90.00

By Hook or By Crook

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

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...

Free

Preschool Storytime & Crafts

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

Students entering preschool are invited to join us for a free program that includes a story, estuarine critter observation and a related craft. Advance registration is required. To register, call 252-504-7740.

Free

Summer Science School: Seashore Life II

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

Students entering grades 5 and 6 will investigate estuarine habitats, plants, and animals through field and lab studies. This three-day course, held from 9 a.m. to noon each day, includes a field trip to the Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve, water quality testing, using microscopes...

$60

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.