RISING...now through Sept 30th
Jun
26
to Sep 30

RISING...now through Sept 30th

“We are officially on view at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center on Harkers Island. Though there’s not a formal opening reception for this iteration, it’s opening in tandem with Harm’s Way, a powerful exhibition of community perspectives of the storms that have shaped bankers over generations. There’s been a beautiful dialogue between the exhibitions already, and we’re excited for the potential for that to flourish as RISING travels back home to the communities from which it was born, created and serves. if you’re interested in discussing change on our coast, please join us the museum on August 14th for a community conversation.”

Baxter Miller & Ryan Stancil

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 Watch'em Carve Wednesday
Jul
11
to Aug 15

Watch'em Carve Wednesday

Watch'em Carve Wednesdays have been happening for about a month now!  If you haven't stopped by, come join us in David's Room, in the education hall of the museum, to watch some of our finest local decoy carvers create works of art, right before your eyes!  They may even let you try it!  Various carvers continue to be with us each week throughout the summer until mid August!  We would love for you to join us!  

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Soundside Story Time
Jul
13
to Aug 10

Soundside Story Time

Hey Boys and Girls:  Come join us in the William E Smith Children's Area of the museum for another summer of Soundside Story Time!  Each Friday morning we will read a couple books, do a craft activity, and then have snack time!  The programs are geared for preschoolers and their caregivers! Please come join us! Free play after the "program"!  Programming is from 10:30-11:30 am.  Themes this summer include Welcome Summertime. Sound Life, Mermaids, Fun in the Sun, Friendship, and Ducks!  Sea Ya soon!

 Summer ’18   Soundside Story Time       
Times   AM: 10:30-11:30   Pre-School- 2nd Grade with their Caregivers              
Stories -  A Make & Take Craft – Snack  - Free Play

Programs:

July 13:  Welcome Summer!
Join us for stories and activities that celebrate summertime and all the fun that comes with it!

July 20:  It “Sounds” like Fun!
Come and share the beauty and mysteries of the marshes and sounds!  A special watery world is all around us—let’s learn all we can!

July 27: Fun in the Sun!
We love the Sun!  But do we really know what it does for us or how we can use it?  Learn about the Sun and do some “cool” Sun projects!

August 3: Mermaids Among Us!
A special Friday the girls will really like!  The ocean sparks our imagination – that just might include a mermaid or two! Come and find out if they might be swimming with you!

August 10: Duck, Duck, Goose!:
We love our ducks here at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center!  Come learn about our splashy little friends!    

 

 

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Summer Taste of Core Sound
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Taste of Core Sound

Core Sound is delighted to welcome local seafood ambassador, chef, and restauranteur Ricky Moore to this year's Summer Taste. The night and menu will be a mix of what you've come to expect from the Taste of Core Sound with a twist from the celebrated Durham icon.

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Water: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Water: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Summer Camp Programming  

The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum is offering a STEAM- based summer camp. (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) We’ll explore our local waterways, and learn about keeping our coast clean and healthy. Activities will include things like seining in Barden Inlet, climbing the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, and scientific monitoring of a wetland restoration project.  We will also learn about the local seafood industry and its fishing practices, as well as try our hand at pier fishing!  There will be lots of chances to be active and artistic all week long!  Camp runs from 10 am- 3 pm   M- F
June 25-29 is geared toward rising 4th – 6th Graders.  Limited space is available.   Cost- $ 50 - Museum Members   $60- Non Members      Please contact Teresa Everett at teresaeverett@coresound.com to find out more about this exciting opportunity!!

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Watch'em Carve Wednesday
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Watch'em Carve Wednesday

Come join us in David's Room, in the education hall of the museum, to watch some of our finest local decoy carvers create works of art, right before your eyes!  They may even let you try it yourself!!  Various carvers will be with us each week throughout the summer starting June 20th and running on through mid August!  We would love to see you here!

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Water: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Water: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Summer Camp Programming!   The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum is offering a STEAM- based summer camp. (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) We’ll explore our local waterways, and learn about keeping our coast clean and healthy. Activities will include things like seining in Barden Inlet, climbing the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, and scientific monitoring of a wetland restoration project.  We will also learn about the local seafood industry and its fishing practices, as well as try our hand at pier fishing!  There will be lots of chances to be active and artistic all week long! Camp runs 10 am- 3 pm M- F
June 18-22 is geared toward rising 1st- 3rd Graders.  Limited space is available.  
Cost- $ 50 - Museum Members   $60- Non Members      Please contact Teresa Everett at teresaeverett@coresound.com to find out more about this exciting opportunity!!

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Down East Earth Day!
Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Down East Earth Day!

Down East Earth DayI Come join us for our 3rd annual "Down East" Earth Day at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center!  We will have interactive programs and activities from 10 until 2 on Thursday April 19th!  Join a  "Walk n Talk" on our Willow Pond Trail, investigate our restored wetland, or learn about amphibians and macro invertebrates.  Help sort materials for recycling, learn about pollinators and make a recycled newspaper pot for a seedling! We will have  honeybees to observe, and rangers from the Cape Lookout National Seashore will join us as well!  This is just a sample of things you can see, learn and take part in!  It's FREE!!

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Special Edition of Soundside Storytime - Dr. Seuss Day!
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Special Edition of Soundside Storytime - Dr. Seuss Day!

Dr. Seuss Day at the Museum! 
Hey Boys and Girls:  Come join us in the William E Smith Children's Area of the museum to celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday!  We will read several of his books, do an activity, craft and then have some special "Seuss Snacks"!  The program is geared for preschoolers and their caregivers! Please come join us! Free play after the "program"!

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Winter Taste of Core Sound
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Taste of Core Sound

  • Core Sound Watefowl Museum & Heritage Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 Winter Taste will feature a feast of fresh seafood and wild game that honors old club food traditions from the legendary Pilentary to small camps across Core Sound, a program on Clubhouse Decoys, & auction events. Get your tickets before they are gone. 

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Waterfowl Weekend
Dec
1
to Dec 3

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. 

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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

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Santa's Workshop For Kids
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Santa's Workshop For Kids

Ho! Ho! Ho!  It's that time of year!  We are having our annual Santa's Workshop for kids ages 4- 10.  We will have holiday crafts as well as snacks at Mrs. Kringle's Kitchen!  You can write a letter to Santa too!  And.....Elf Mart will be returning!     In exchange for a canned good, CHILDREN may choose ONE gift for their parents and get it wrapped to keep it a surprise!  Come join us!

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Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Cedar Island Community Night

This rescheduled program is part of the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series. This program highlights Cedar Island, located at the furthest end of Down East Carteret County. A covered-dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program given by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

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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

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Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Harkers Island Fall Festival

Join us for the infamous Haunted Woods event to finish the Fall Festival on Harkers Island.  Plan to wait your ghoulish turn as this is a very popular event!  And for the young children who may be frightened to go on the trail, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center will have the William E.Smith Children's Area open for them to play, read Halloween books and watch fun Halloween cartoons!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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