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

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.

Jun
27
10:00 am10:00

Traditions Tuesday

Come watch as local carvers create decoys, and our quilters work on a lovely quilt to be raffled in December.   Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe get
the opportunity to try it yourself! 

Jun
28
3:30 pm15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

Sound Side Story Time
Jun
30
10:30 am10:30

Sound Side Story Time

For children pre-school thru 2nd grade accompanied by a caregiver.  Join us this summer for adventures with storybook friends!  Each week we read stories, do a craft and then have snack time followed by free-play!  This week's theme is Fun on the 4th of July!

Jul
4
10:00 am10:00

Traditions Tuesday

Come watch as local carvers create decoys, and our quilters work on a lovely quilt to be raffled in December.   Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe get
the opportunity to try it yourself! 

Jul
5
3:30 pm15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

Sound Side Story Time
Jul
7
10:30 am10:30

Sound Side Story Time

For children pre-school thru 2nd grade accompanied by a caregiver.  Join us this summer for adventures with storybook friends!  Each week we read stories, do a craft and then have snack time followed by free-play!  This week's theme is More Fun with CLARK THE SHARK 

Jul
8
10:00 am10:00

Boat Camp

Build a boat in a day!    This is a wonderful opportunity for rising 7-9th graders to get hands on experience while learning boat terminology and secrets of traditional boat building from true master craftsmen. Skiffs built that day will be auctioned off.   If interested in participating in this camp, please call 728-1500to register.

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

Jul
8
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Evening At The Cape- Full Moon
Jul
9
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape- Full Moon

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Jul
10
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

Traditions Tuesday

Come watch as local carvers create decoys, and our quilters work on a lovely quilt to be raffled in December.   Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe get
the opportunity to try it yourself! 

Jul
12
10:00 am10:00

What Floats Your Boat? Kids Camp

For Kids 1st grade- 8th Grade
     Two Sessions Available:  10am – 12Noon               12:30pm – 2:30pm
Learn about the principles behind floatation through fun exploration activities!  Then if you like, you can take part in a timed competition to create a "boat" that will keep the most weight afloat!!  Join us for water fun!

Jul
12
3:30 pm15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

Sound Side Story Time
Jul
14
10:30 am10:30

Sound Side Story Time

For children pre-school thru 2nd grade accompanied by a caregiver.  Join us this summer for adventures with storybook friends!  Each week we read stories, do a craft and then have snack time followed by free-play!  This week's theme is  Stomp and Roar! It’s A Dinosaur!

Quilts: Geometric Gems Tessellation Camp
Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Quilts: Geometric Gems Tessellation Camp

                                              For Kids 1st grade- 8th Grade
     Two Sessions Available10am- 11:30 am   OR       12:30pm – 2pm
                    Bring Math and Art together.  Using traditional quilts as our starting designs,  learn how basic geometric shapes turn into fascinating patterns and designs.  We will take cues from nature too!   You will rival Picasso with the abstract geometric creation you will design, paint and take home the same day!

Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Traditions Tuesday

Come watch as local carvers create decoys, and our quilters work on a lovely quilt to be raffled in December.   Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe get
the opportunity to try it yourself! 

Jul
19
3:30 pm15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

Sound Side Story Time
Jul
21
10:30 am10:30

Sound Side Story Time

For children pre-school thru 2nd grade accompanied by a caregiver.  Join us this summer for adventures with storybook friends!  Each week we read stories, do a craft and then have snack time followed by free-play!  This week's theme is Shiver Me Timbers, Matey! 

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

Jul
25
10:00 am10:00

Traditions Tuesday

Come watch as local carvers create decoys, and our quilters work on a lovely quilt to be raffled in December.   Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe get
the opportunity to try it yourself! 

Jul
26
3:30 pm15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

Sound Side Story Time
Jul
28
10:30 am10:30

Sound Side Story Time

For children pre-school thru 2nd grade accompanied by a caregiver.  Join us this summer for adventures with storybook friends!  Each week we read stories, do a craft and then have snack time followed by free-play!  This week's theme is Fairy Tales with a Twist

Aug
1
10:00 am10:00

Traditions Tuesday

Come watch as local carvers create decoys, and our quilters work on a lovely quilt to be raffled in December.   Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe get
the opportunity to try it yourself! 

Aug
2
10:00 am10:00

What Floats Your Boat? Kids Camp

                                              For Kids 1st grade- 8th Grade
     Two Sessions Available:  10am – 12Noon               12:30pm – 2:30pm
Learn about the principles behind floatation through fun exploration activities!  Then if you like, you can take part in a timed competition to create a "boat" that will keep the most weight afloat!!  Join us for water fun!

Aug
2
3:30 pm15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

Sound Side Story Time
Aug
4
10:30 am10:30

Sound Side Story Time

For children pre-school thru 2nd grade accompanied by a caregiver.  Join us this summer for adventures with storybook friends!  Each week we read stories, do a craft and then have snack time followed by free-play!  This week's theme is Happily Ever After… but for WhoM?

Aug
6
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Evening At The Cape - Full Moon
Aug
7
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape - Full Moon

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Aug
8
10:00 am10:00

Traditions Tuesday

Come watch as local carvers create decoys, and our quilters work on a lovely quilt to be raffled in December.   Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe get
the opportunity to try it yourself! 

Aug
8
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Sound Side Story Time
Aug
11
10:30 am10:30

Sound Side Story Time

For children pre-school thru 2nd grade accompanied by a caregiver.  Join us for our last adventure of the summer! We will read stories, do a craft and then have snack time followed by free-play!  This week's theme is School Starts Soon – But It’s All Good!

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

Sep
8
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Sep
9
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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

Oct
6
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Oct
7
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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


Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Heritage Camps

                                      10 am- 5pm                Families of all Ages
During Community Day- June 24th -  Come and take part in learning activities from our education partners who will be located on our front porch area.: 
                NC Coastal Federation- Oysters / Crystal Coast Beekeepers – Bees/
                Cape Lookout National Seashore/ Mr. Woz and Pond Invertebrates /
                Willow Pond Trail Walk ‘n Talk/ Carteret County Wildlife Club

Decoys Old & New
Jun
24
7:15 am07:15

Decoys Old & New

Interested in contemporary decoys? How waterfowl decoys are made? See artistic works by top-level competing carvers judged? Or do you have some decoys in the attic and want to know more about them?  If so, these events are for you!

Jun
21
3:30 pm15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

Jun
20
10:00 am10:00

Traditions Tuesday

Come watch as local carvers create decoys, and our quilters work on a lovely quilt to be raffled in December.   Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe get
the opportunity to try it yourself! 

Sound Side Story Time
Jun
16
10:30 am10:30

Sound Side Story Time

Join us for Sound Side Story Time at 10:30 am – Themed Stories and Activities for Pre-Schoolers through 2nd grade. Join us for stories, a craft, and snack followed by free play!
Today's Theme is Ribbit! Ribbit! - All About Frogs

Jun
14
3:30 pm15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

Jun
13
10:00 am10:00

Traditions Tuesday

Come watch as local carvers create decoys, and our quilters work on a lovely quilt to be raffled in December.  Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe get the opportunity to try it yourself!

Jun
10
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

 

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Evening At The Cape- Full Moon
Jun
9
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape- Full Moon

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

 

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

Jun
8
7:15 pm19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

 

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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 Stacy- Sea Level. 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

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. 

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, 

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!

Apr
8
Apr 9

King Mackerel and the Blues are Running


King Mackerel & the Blues are Running return to Carteret County to celebrate the shared anniversary of The North Carolina Coastal Federation & the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center.  Don't miss this award-winning musical performance.

WHERE
Joslyn Hall at Carteret Community College

WHEN
Sat, April 8th  is VIP Night
Doors | 7:00pm
Show  | 7:30pm

Regular Tickets
includes post-concert cast party
$50 | Members (of either organization) 
$60 | Non-members

VIP Ticket Sponsorship Packages
includes Post-Concert Cast Party, Reserved Seating, & Program Listing
2 Tickets    |   $250
4 Tickets    |   $500
10 Tickets |   $1000

Sunday, April 9 Matinee
Doors | 2:30pm
Show | 3pm
$30 |  Members
$40 | Non-members

To purchase tickets please call 252-728-1500 x21. 

Apr
1
7:30 am07:30

Spring Clearance Porch Sale

Spring Clearance Porch Sale

25% - 50% Off Storewide
 (except consignments)

Books, Housewares, Shirts & Hats, Specialty Foods

Saturday, April 1
7:30am- 10:30am
on the porch of the museum

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

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

Salter Path Community Night
Mar
4
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

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. 

 

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. 

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

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

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. 

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.