7th Annual Kent Hood Memorial Core Sound Hunting Rig Competition
Join us at the museum on June 15th for the 7th Annual Kent Hood Memorial Core Sound Hunting Rig Competition.
“This contest was organized as a fun event and to show different styles of working decoys from across the country. So team up and get a rig together for the most fun rig contest in the country. Good luck to all!” -- Bob Sutton
Registration opens at 9:00am and judging begins at 10:00am. The event takes place at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center and Cape Lookout National Seashore Picnic Area, Shell Point Harkers Island, North Carolina.
For more information call:
Walter Gaskill 252-838-8818
Pam Morris 252-728-1500 x25
Island Born and Bred Featured in Our State Magazine
As seen in May's issue of Our State magazine, Harkers Island’s Island Born & Bred cookbook (published in 1987) captures many of the stories, legends and history of Harkers Island. Get your copy now when you visit our online Gift Shop!
Core Sound Full-Color License Plate Now On the Road!
Do you have yours? Go to your local DMV today!
In the People's Gallery ...
Join us daily at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center for special exhibitions along with our two floors of Down East history, memories and special people.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 2pm-5pm
Museum Members, Students and Children are Free.
Due to budget challenges over the past several years, we are requesting an admission as of June 25, 2012. We sincerely hope you understand the financial challenges we face in operating this beautiful facility and will support the museum.
Every Tuesday: Quilting Demonstration by the Core Sound Quilters
11am - 7pm
Harker's Island Fish Fry
This year's Harkers Island Fish Fry at the museum will be held on JULY 6, 2013 from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. We'll be serving local fish, cole slaw, baked beans, hushpuppies, tea & dessert. Plates are $8.00 each. All proceeds benefit the museum. Tickets on sale now & at the door. See you there!
Complimentary Plates for Veterans
And for Active Military and their family members
(Please call to reserve your complimentary plate—
252-728-1500 ext. 21)
Thank you to our Sponsors!
CORE SOUND COMMUNITY NIGHTS CONTINUE
The SECOND Tuesday evening of every month is Community Night. Thank you to all the community members who continue to attend and help Rodney and others tell those community stories that are so important to all of us.
Summer Schedule includes: May 14 – FISH CAMPS with Special Guest David Cecelski
June 11 - Sea Level
July 9 – “The Creekers” - celebrating Mill Creek and Broad Creek,
August 13 – The Lost Colony
September 10 – Williston
IF YOUR DOWN EAST COMMUNITY WOULD LIKE TO BE THE TOPIC OF ONE OF OUR COMMUNITY NIGHT PROGRAMS, please call Pam Morris at the Museum for details!
Fri & Sat
10am - 2pm
Core Sound Corner Store
Located in the Marketplace Shopping Center
4950 Arendell St. - Morehead City
Find the best selection of renewed & recycled merchandise!
Shop, Share & Support the CSWM&HC
Core Sound is Catching Up with Technology
Please invite your friends and family members to send us their email for e-newsletters, calendar updates, program previews and happenings here “at the end of the road.”
Send to: email@example.com
Monday - Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Willow Pond Loop Trail Hours: Dawn-Dusk
Due to budget challenges over the past several years, we are requesting a $5 admission.
Museum Members, Students and Children are Free.
We sincerely hope you understand the financial challenges we face in operating this beautiful facility and will support the museum.
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center Self-Guided Tour
On Your Way
Whether coming from the east by ferry or from the north, west or south by highway, your trip to Harkers Island will bring you over creeks, marsh, maybe even a river, past communities of working people who love this place we call Down East. So, be sure to take it all in on your way here and we will make sure that your trip "to the end of the road" is an experience you will want to share with others over and over.
Ward Brothers Decoys come to Core Sound
Lem and Steve Ward of Crisfield, MD, collectively known as the Ward Brothers, are arguably some of the most recognized decoy makers in the world. From humble beginnings as barbers and carvers, they rose in prominence and artistic skill to not only produce decoys but poetry and flat works of art.
Early carvings from the Ward Brothers Decoy collection from the Ward Museum in Salisbury, MD are currently on display at the CSWM&HC.
While You Are Here
Visit the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Learn more at http://www.nps.gov/calo/index.htm
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center's Taste of Core Sound Featured on North Carolina Weekend
Watch the video at http://video.unctv.org/video/2197767100
The Museum is featured in Chapter 3.
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center Featured on Tarheel Traveler
Duck hunters set out decoys to attract real ducks. But the decoys have also attracted national attention. Collectors often come to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum in Carteret County.
Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason visits Willow Pond in Carteret County, a fresh water pond behind the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum in Harkers Island.
Underwater archaeologists believe they've found one of North Carolina's most legendary shipwrecks in the waters off Carteret County. The Crissie Wright sunk in the frigid Atlantic in January 1886.
It's a trip you don't want to miss ...
Leave the mainland behind and come to the most romantic byway in North Carolina -- the Outer Banks Scenic Byway of the barrier islands. Tour its beautiful beaches, thriving wildlife preserves, historic towns, and well-known lighthouses. Travelers make plans to come back even as they leave.
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NC Rural Center Innovative Economic Development Grant Update - October 2010
NC Rural Economic Development Center Grant awarded Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center in June 2010
- Purpose - To catalyze job retention, supplemental income generation, and small business development in natural resource-based sectors, especially the commercial fishing and eco-/heritage tourism industries
- Focus – unincorporated communities along the Outer Banks Scenic Byway
- Amount - $350,000 ($200,000 to implement community projects; $150,000 for educational programs, workshops and research); grant will cover two years of planning and development for the three areas of Hatteras Island, Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County.
Be sure to learn more from our community planning resource guide at www.saltwaterconnections.org