Core.Sounders Comes Home!
Make your reservations NOW to see:
CORE.SOUNDERS: Living from the Sea
A film by NEAL HUTCHESON
Executive Producer: Walt Wolfram
A production of: The North Carolina Language and Life Project
Saturday Evening - April 27th; 7:00pm; East Carteret High School Auditorium
Reservations Needed: www.coresounders.com
Or by calling the Museum: 252.728.1500 x 26
For the Core Sound residents of Eastern Carteret County, commercial fishing has been a way of life for three centuries. But the sustained seclusion that has protected their culture is fast eroding. The traditional character of the community is challenged on all sides by development, pollution and globalization, with the family fisheries and their heritage hanging in the balance. Culled from hundreds of hours of interview and documentary footage, Core Sounders paints a vivid portrait of life on the water, and conveys the profound sense of belonging that defines life on the edge of the sea.
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
10am - Noon
Coastal Gardening Workshop
Don't miss our Coastal Garden Workshop on May th. There will be speakers, booths, demonstrations, handouts and plants for sale. The Master Gardener's will be on-hand to answer all your questions on making the most of your coastal garden. Call the museum for more information: (252) 728-1500
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