The Red Clay Ramblers ~ SOLD OUT
Jan
21
7:00 pm19:00

The Red Clay Ramblers ~ SOLD OUT

  • Careret Community College Joslyn Hall

North Carolina's award-winning string band, The Red Clay Ramblers, return to Carteret County for an exclusive one night event. 

Davis Community Night
Jan
23
6:00 pm18:00

Davis Community Night

First in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series. Cover dish supper at 6pm followed by the program emceed by Carteret County historian, Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Program is free.

The Davis Shore School, 1912

Cape Lookout Life Saving Service Gold Medal Award Event
Feb
11
11:00 am11:00

Cape Lookout Life Saving Service Gold Medal Award Event

Join us for a day of celebration with Congressman Walter B. Jones honoring the 1905 Cape Lookout Lifesaving Station Gold Medal recipients, recognizing by the US Congress for the valiant rescue  of the crew of the Sarah DJ Rawson shipwreck. This event will feature the families of Surfmen William H. Gaskill, James W. Fulcher, Kilby Guthrie, John A. Guthrie, Calupt T. Jarvis, John E. Kirkman, Joseph L. Lewis, Tyre Moore and Walter M. Yeomans. Lunch is provided. Free event. RSVP at 252-728-1500 x21

Cape Lookout Lifesaving Station. OBHC, HH Brimley Collection

Bingo with the Down East Library
Feb
17
5:30 pm17:30

Bingo with the Down East Library

Join the Down East Library for a fun night at their Bingo Fundraiser held in the Core Sound Museum Education Hall! the fun starts at 5:30pm until about 9pm. Hot dogs, drinks and snacks are available for purchase. 

Winter Taste of Core Sound: Honoring the Decoy Carvers Guild
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Winter Taste of Core Sound: Honoring the Decoy Carvers Guild

One of the highlights of the year, the semi-annual Taste of Core Sound. The evening celebrates traditional Down East home cooking with a full local seafood dinner & wonderful atmosphere in high style complete with music and entertainment. This year's Winter Taste will honor the Decoy Carvers Guild & their vision. 

 

Salter Path Community Night
Feb
27
6:00 pm18:00

Salter Path Community Night

Second in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Salter Path. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Salter Path beach seine mullet fishermen, 1940s

Salter Path beach seine mullet fishermen, 1940s

Williston, Smyrna, Marshallberg Community Night
Mar
27
6:00 pm18:00

Williston, Smyrna, Marshallberg Community Night

Third in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Williston, Smyrna & Marshallberg. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Claude & Lena Belle Brown, Marshallberg, 1943

Claude & Lena Belle Brown, Marshallberg, 1943

Apr
1
7:00 am07:00

3rd Annual Core Sound Run

To Register:  www.runtheeast.com
For shirt size guarantee and discount pricing, register by March 10.

Or on-site the day of the race 7:30 – 8:30 am - Race begins 9 am

Awards and lunch at the Core Sound Museum at 11
Everyone welcome!

Core Sound Run Start / Finish Line, Shell Point

Core Sound Run Start / Finish Line, Shell Point

Apr
6
Apr 8

King Mackerel and the Blues are Running

The award-winning musical "King Mackerel & the Blues are Running ~ Stories of the Carolina Coast" will be presented at Jocelyn Hall located at Carteret Community College April 6 - 8th by the Coastal Cohorts: Bland Simpson, Jim Wann & Don Dixon. This event is sponsored by the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center and the North Carolina Coastal Federation. For ticket information and purchase, call 252-728-1500 x21. 

Apr
7
Aug 11

"A Mess of Feesh" photography Exhibition Images by Dan Smith

"A Mess of Feesh: Food, Family and Fishing on Harkers Island"  A photographic story of one commercial fishing family in Harkers Island

Since before there was a North Carolina, generations have lived off the waters of Core Sound. Their way of life, their love of the water, their determination to survive, their culture, language and cuisine has fed the spirit and body of the state form one generation to the next. Now awash in globalized seafood, amidst shifting political and economic landscapes, fishermen with one foot in the past are charting a new course for their future. A future that is steeped in tradition while looking far ahead certain they will make it Big.

Ride along with fisherman Eddie Willis as he makes a living on the waters of Core Sound

Ride along with fisherman Eddie Willis as he makes a living on the waters of Core Sound

Apr
13
10:00 am10:00

Attention teachers: Earth Day Event

Join us at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum as we share our Wetland Restoration Garden! Learn directly from the youth who made it happen! Members of the Down East Middle School will share their expertise and serve as interpreters on the museum's trail system. Learn about the maritime forest, the Willow Pond, recycling and alternative energy sources! We will have make & take crafts and environmental themed games! Check us out at the end of the road!

Portsmouth Community Night
Apr
24
6:00 pm18:00

Portsmouth Community Night

Fourth in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Portsmouth. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Robert Morris Styron family members, Portsmouth, 

Robert Morris Styron family members, Portsmouth, 

Bingo with the Down East Library
May
5
5:30 pm17:30

Bingo with the Down East Library

Join the Down East Library for a fun night at their Bingo Fundraiser held in the Core Sound Museum Education Hall! the fun starts at 5:30pm until about 9pm. Hot dogs, drinks and snacks are available for purchase. 

Stacy - Sea Level Community Night
May
22
6:00 pm18:00

Stacy - Sea Level Community Night

Fifth in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Salter Path. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Stacy Boy Scout Troop in front of the Stacy Woodmen of the World Lodge

Core Sound Decoy and Community Day
Jun
24
9:00 am09:00

Core Sound Decoy and Community Day

Join the 25th Annual Anniversary celebration of decoys, decoys decoys! The day begins at 9am with the 11th Annual Kent Hood Memorial Core Sound Hunting Rig of Six Competition. That will be followed by the Kent Hood Foundation Superior Craftsmanship Decoy Competition and the International Wildfowl Carvers Association's 2017 Style Decoy Championship Competition. The day will wind up with the Carolina Decoy Collector's Talk on old Core Sound decoys and an evaluation session so bring in your old decoys and find out more about them! 

During the day, crafts vendors will be set up in the parking lot to offer their wares and local seafood with other food offerings will be for sale. Free event.

IWCA Chairman Bob Sutton shows off his 2nd place Hunting Rig at the first annual Core Sound Hunting Rig of Six in 2007.

IWCA Chairman Bob Sutton shows off his 2nd place Hunting Rig at the first annual Core Sound Hunting Rig of Six in 2007.

Otway - Bettie Community Night
Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

Otway - Bettie Community Night

Sixth in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Otway & Bettie. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

H. Gillikin's fishing pier after a hurricane, probably Hazel. Formerly located on the Bettie side of the North River bridge.

H. Gillikin's fishing pier after a hurricane, probably Hazel. Formerly located on the Bettie side of the North River bridge.

All-American Fish Fry
Jul
8
11:00 am11:00

All-American Fish Fry

ALL – AMERICAN Fish & Shrimp Dinner (Includes Drink and Dessert)

Down East Bake Sale too!
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrating our Independence
and Thanking those Who Make Our Freedom Possible

First Call – First Reserve
Active Military and Veterans Eat Free
(Special thanks to our Friends for making this possible!)

Reservations for Military & Veteran Tickets Requested
252.728.1500 for Reservations & Ticket Information

Gloucester - Straits Community Night
Jul
24
6:00 pm18:00

Gloucester - Straits Community Night

Seventh in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Gloucester & Straits. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Mr. Sammy Leffer's Post Office, Gloucester

Mr. Sammy Leffer's Post Office, Gloucester

Aug
18
5:30 pm17:30

Bingo with the Down East Library

Join the Down East Library for a fun night at their Bingo Fundraiser held in the Core Sound Museum Education Hall! the fun starts at 5:30pm until about 9pm. Hot dogs, drinks and snacks are available for purchase. 

Diamond City Community Night
Aug
28
6:00 pm18:00

Diamond City Community Night

Eighth in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Diamond City. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Devine Guthrie, Diamond City whaler, boatbuilder & preacher

Atlantic - Cedar Island Community Night
Sep
25
6:00 pm18:00

Atlantic - Cedar Island Community Night

Ninth in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Atlantic & Cedar Island. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Clayton Fulcher's fish house, 1950s. Jerry Schumacher photo

Clayton Fulcher's fish house, 1950s. Jerry Schumacher photo

Promise Land Community Night
Oct
23
6:00 pm18:00

Promise Land Community Night

Tenth in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring the Promise Land, located in Morehead City. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Congregation of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, circa 1950s

Congregation of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, circa 1950s

Bingo with the Down East Library
Nov
17
5:30 pm17:30

Bingo with the Down East Library

Join the Down East Library for a fun night at their Bingo Fundraiser held in the Core Sound Museum Education Hall! the fun starts at 5:30pm until about 9pm. Hot dogs, drinks and snacks are available for purchase. 

Harkers Island Community Night
Nov
27
6:00 pm18:00

Harkers Island Community Night

Eleventh and final in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Harkers Island. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Harkers Island shell middens, Shell Point 1915

Harkers Island shell middens, Shell Point 1915


The Janice M. Smith Champagne Waterfowl Decoy Competition
Dec
2
6:30 pm18:30

The Janice M. Smith Champagne Waterfowl Decoy Competition

2016 is the second year of the Janice M. Smith Champagne Waterfowl Competition. Janice was a long time supporter of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center and a strong leader in the local community.  She and her husband, our first board chairman, Billy were stalwart proponents of decoy carving and were strong collectors of decoys, both old and contemporary. It was Janice's strong desire to start a cocktail class decoy competition. After her passing, the Kathryn Smith Chadwick family have chosen to honor her memory with this competition.

This competition is open to all carvers. For more information, email Pam Morris at pamdmorris@coresound.com.

 

Waterfowl Weekend
Dec
2
Dec 4

Waterfowl Weekend

One of Core Sound's most highly anticipated events! A entire weekend dedicated to celebrating Down East history, traditions, and community spirit. The weekend will kickoff Friday night with a ticket preview party, followed by two days of wildlife artists, decoys carvers and collectors, model boatbuilding and other crafters selling their wares, plus boat building , oar making, & retriever demonstrations, plus local seafood, children's activities, and much more. 

Core Sound Christmas Store in Morehead City
Nov
25
Nov 26

Core Sound Christmas Store in Morehead City

  • 2950 Bridges Street Morehead City, NC, 28557 United States

CORE SOUND CHRISTMAS STORE in Morehead City is open every Friday & Saturday from November 5th to mid December from 10am-4pm. Crab Pot Christmas Trees, Decoys, Books, Core Sound Apparell, & More! 

Christmas Open House with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus
Nov
19
2:00 pm14:00

Christmas Open House with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus

Core Sound’s Museum Store will celebrate its ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE on November 19th with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, the return of Santa’s Workshop for kids (ages 4-10) and a PREVIEW of our Waterfowl Weekend merchandise.  Shop early!

Sarah D. J. Rawson Lifesaving Crew Medal Reissue with Congressman Walter B. Jones
Nov
12
11:00 am11:00

Sarah D. J. Rawson Lifesaving Crew Medal Reissue with Congressman Walter B. Jones

  • Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center

Congressman Walter B. Jones and members of the United States Coast Guard will join families of the Lifesaving Crew of the Sarah D.J. Rawson to remember the historic rescue and to reissue Lifesaving Medals to decedents. The program will begin at 11 am  followed by a luncheon for families and visitors.  

*POSTPONED* The Red Clay Ramblers @ CCC's Joslyn Hall
Oct
8
7:30 pm19:30

*POSTPONED* The Red Clay Ramblers @ CCC's Joslyn Hall

  • Joslyn Hall

Due to possible impending weather events, the Oct 7th & 8th Red Clay Ramblers Concert has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled for 2017. Details will be announced soon.

Doors open at 7 pm, concert at 7:30 - Carteret Community College, Morehead City

Tickets on sale now by calling Core Sound Museum 252.728.1500 x 21

Prices:  $23 (members of the CSWM&HC or NC Coastal Federation), $28 (non-members) and $12 students

Join us for a special concert from the Tony Award-winning group, The Red Clay Ramblers! The band, which is in its 44th year, is holding the concert in Joslyn Hall at Carteret Community College on Oct. 7 and 8, 2016. Concert proceeds will benefit the North Carolina Coastal Federation and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center.

The Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina-based string band “whose repertoire reflects their roots in old-time mountain music, as well as bluegrass, country rock, New Orleans jazz, gospel, and the American musical.” The Red Clay Ramblers have been called “the house band of North Carolina” but have also toured around world and performed on many types of stages. The band’s current lineup features Bland Simpson on piano, Jack Herrick on trumpet and bass, Clay Buckner on fiddle, Chris Frank on guitar and Rob Ladd on drums.

Oyster House Gathering: The Wonders of Down East
Sep
16
Sep 18

Oyster House Gathering: The Wonders of Down East

Join marine biologist Capt. Jess Hawkins and museum staff for a retreat at the Oyster House on the beautiful North River. You'll spend a a unique hands-on experience interacting with the wonder and beauty of secluded barrier islands, remote backwater sounds, fertile marshes and near-ocean waters in the proximity of Cape Lookout, NC. 

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Night Climb
Aug
20
7:30 pm19:30

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Night Climb

This special program is offered on select dates near the full moon during the months of May, June, July, August, and September. Bring your own flashlight and experience the island and the lighthouse as the keepers did, in the dark of night. Hear stories of the light keepers, watch the sunset and moon and stars come out on the unlit beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Discover a different side to your favorite beach!

For information on plans and reservations, 

https://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=1401612-307230

Aug
19
7:30 pm19:30

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Night Climb

This special program is offered on select dates near the full moon during the months of May, June, July, August, and September. Bring your own flashlight and experience the island and the lighthouse as the keepers did, in the dark of night. Hear stories of the light keepers, watch the sunset and moon and stars come out on the unlit beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Discover a different side to your favorite beach!

For information on plans and reservations, 

https://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=1401612-307230

The Art of Susan Mason Exhibition Closing
Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

The Art of Susan Mason Exhibition Closing

Catch of the art Down East native, Susan Mason, who brings us an exhibit that focuses on the wide variety of bird life found in the Down East Carteret County before the exhibition closes on August 13.

Soundside Story Time: Pete the Cat
Jul
29
10:30 am10:30

Soundside Story Time: Pete the Cat

Join us in the "story skiff" for Soundside Story Time followed by crafts, snacks, and playtime. Ages pre-school to 2nd Grade.Join us in the "story skiff" for Soundside Story Time followed by crafts, snacks, and playtime. Ages pre-school to 2nd Grade.