Jan 4 - Mar 30
2014 Working on the Water Photography Exhibition
In celebration of the exhibition opening of "Workboats of Core Sound" and installation of a new water quality display, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center is sponsoring it's fourth annual winter photo competition entitled "Working on the Water." Individuals are encouraged to submit photographs that highlight aspects of the entire seafood industry capturing the extraodinary lives of people who work on the water and the food they bring to tables across the country.
For more information on the competition or the exhibit, call the museum 252.728.1500 x 25
Click here for the entry form and complete details.
Merkley Family Photography
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
Oct - Mar
Core Sound Workboats - Photography Exhibit
New in the Gallery...
Photography by Lawrence S. Earley
...Along the wide waters of eastern North Carolina, the people of many scattered villages separated by creeks, marshes and rivers depend on shallow-water boats, both for their livelihoods as fishermen and to maintain connections with one another and with the rest of the world.
Don't miss this beautiful collection. And while you're there, you'll want to pick up your own copy of "The Workboats of Core Sound".
Roy Willis Exhibit
A display from the Collection of Roy Willis - Core Sound carver, collector, historian, waterfowler and Museum volunteer – has been made possible by a donation of the NC Decoy Carvers & Collectors Association and friends and family of Roy. It gives Museum visitors a fascinating glimpse of Roy’s lifelong collection of Core Sound decoys and artifacts.
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