HARKERS ISLAND — Sponsors, volunteers, staff and the community have been working together since 1992 to make Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center a Down East destination for residents and visitors alike.
The hard work and dedication have paid off. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the museum that also serves as an educational facility, regional archive, meeting place and a destination for heritage tourism travelers.
A celebration of this landmark will take place June 23 and June 24 at the “end of the road” on Harkers Island. During the evening of June 23, there will be the Heritage Gallery dedication honoring longtime museum supporters Purcell and Helen Jones, followed by the Core Sound’s 25th anniversary exhibition opening and premiere of the documentary, “Core Sound Values: Reflections on Core Sound Duck Hunting and Decoy Traditions.”
June 24 is the Core Sound Community Day and is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be the Rig of Six Working Decoy competition, Superior Decoy Craftsmanship and International Wildfowl Carvers Association-style decoy competitions, old shorebird exhibition, antique waterfowling roadshow, a celebration of Harkers Island music traditions, an arts and crafts fair, children’s activities, and local seafood.