The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport has begun offering tactile maps of the facility to allow visitors with low-vision or who have blindness to access the site independently.
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Archaeologists will look at new locations at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Sept. 15-24, an effort to find Sir Walter Raleigh’s “Lost Colony.”
The fourth Atlantic hurricane of the season this month 108 years ago resulted in a handful of ships lost or aground along the Outer Banks, including one daring rescue that led to allegations of piracy.
Moores Creek National Battlefield will take visitors to the 18th century 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, during Patriot’s Day living history event.
Tryon Palace and the Craven County Agricultural Center are hosting Sept. 18 a talk on heritage plants of eastern North Carolina and giving a sneak peek of next month’s fall plant sale.
Photographer Charles Farrell captured how mullet fishermen in the fall of 1938 “made do,” as historian David Cecelski explains, on Bald Head Island during the Great Depression.
The tiny Pea Island Cookhouse Museum in Manteo tells the bigger picture of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station, manned by an all-Black crew from the 1880s to 1940s.
Tryon Palace will reenact the Stanly-Spaight duel, two political rivals, at 4 p.m. Sept. 4 on the front lawn of the New Bern Academy.
Roger Payne recently published his second reference guide to the names of places along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
The 12th annual Montford Point Marine Day Ceremony is set for Friday in Lejeune Memorial Gardens at the Montford Point Marines Memorial in Jacksonville.
The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport will host a Living History Weekend Sept. 18-19 on the museum grounds that will focus on World War I and the U.S. Life-Saving Service.
Through Charles Farrell’s photographs of Sneads Ferry in the 1930s, historian David Cecelski learned the stories and people of the Onslow County fishing village.
The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will hold Aug. 28 its North Carolina-focused public meeting.
In honor of National Aviation Day, Aug. 19, the public can purchase rides on one of the famous “Warbirds,” or World War II aircraft, the Avenger “Doris Mae.”
A recently commissioned Coast Guard cutter bears the name of an enlisted Coastguardsman from Carteret County, who received the Silver Star for his heroism during World War II.
David Cecelski looks further into the work of photographer Charles A. Farrell, who documented fishing communities across the North Carolina coast in 1930s, including the menhaden industry in Beaufort and Southport.