TASTE OF CORE SOUND WINTER EDITION Friday, Feb. 27, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, Harkers Island. Wine and cheese begins at 6 p.m., Down East-style dinner at 7 p.m. and program with Special Guest Speaker -- Janice Marshall, Smith Island Crabpicker, Storyteller, Cake Baker, Songwriter, Community Leader and Waterman's Wife. Tickets are $100 couple for members, $125 for non-members. Seating is limited to 200. Please call early for reservations. 252.728.1500 x 21.
CORE SOUND RUN, Saturday, Mar. 21, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, Harkers Island. First-ever 10K, 5K and Family Fun Run-Walk “at the end of the road” Harkers Island. Race begins at 9 am. On-site registration starting at 7:30. Pre-registration at www.runtheeast.com; sign up by March 7 for discount fees and guarantee shirt size. Church, youth, scout teams welcome. Call 252.728.1500 for more information. Check Core Sound Run on facebook for race course and other details.
Second Annual CORE SOUND SHRIMP-OFF, Saturday, Mar. 21, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, Harkers Island. Second annual celebration of Core Sound shrimp with shrimp more than 20 different ways, shrimp stories and shrimp art. Cooking competition: Cooks vs. Chefs, featuring some of Down East’s best cooks with some of Carteret County’s best chefs. Tasting begins at 5:30. Tickets $35/person for members, $45/person for non-members. Tickets go on sale March 1. 252.728.1500 x 21.
KING MACK & THE BLUES ARE RUNNING featuring the Coastal Cohorts – Celebrating 30 Years, Friday and Saturday evenings, April 17-18, Joslyn Hall – Carteret Community College, Morehead City. Co-sponsored by the NC Coastal Federation and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, it is truly a North Carolina tradition. Learn more about sponsorships offering reserved seating and cast party invitations by calling the NCCF or the CSWM&HC offices. General admission tickets $50/person for members, $60/person for non-members; on sale now at www.nccoast.org. Only two performances, limited tickets; call now. Tickets are already selling.
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2014 Membership Campaign - Match Opportunity!
Dollar-for-Dollar Match up to $20,000 for
New & Returning Members
Now through Waterfowl Weekend
Match Provided by Davis Bed & Breakfast ~ Jerry & Valinda Coates
Join (or Renew) NOW to have YOUR membership matched.
This is a wonderful opportunity to help us grow our membership support base and we hope YOU will help us by inviting friends, family members and local businesses to JOIN the work that is underway “at the End of the Road” on Harkers Island. Membership supports all that we do – keeping up our beautiful facility, providing programs for school groups, meeting space for local organizations, teacher workshops, events and gatherings throughout the year and a place for visitors to come and learn what CORE SOUND is all about!
Our thanks to the Coates Family for providing this CHALLENGE MATCH. We hope this dollar-for-dollar match will encourage YOU to join/rejoin (if you’re not a current member) and that you will share
this offer to friends and family members who “just haven’t taken the time to write the check.” That’s
what this challenge is all about ... The time is now!
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
Core Sound Calendar of Events
There's always something interesting happening at the End of the Road (or nearby). Check out these events coming up in August. Call the museum for details: 252.728.1500. Also – keep watching our FACEBOOK page for details!
Nov 1 Corner Store Christmas Open House – Annual Crabpot Tree Sale (20% off)
Nov 1 “CROW HILL HOMECOMING: Celebrating NC’s Waterfowling Traditions”. Ticketed event featuring wild game, local seafood, music, silent auction; Limited seating; please call for details.
Nov 15 Decoration/Work Day – Calling All Volunteers, working inside and out
Nov 22-23 Christmas Open House – Museum Gift Shop
Have you been to the Gift Shop lately? New items arriving daily!
Dec 5-6-7 Waterfowl Weekend!!!
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 - 4pm
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
Sharing Core Sound News
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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