Dec. 10, 2013 — Tales from the Old Bridge: A Peek Into History — 6:00 PM – Guest speaker Ann Bokelman, a founder of the Old Bridge Preservation Society, talks about the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge. It was an amazing engineering feat and played a defining role in the establishment and growth of the town of Sunset Beach. The history of the bridge and the town spans over 50 years but the stories surrounding their location are even older. This program will share insights into the bridge, its engineering, its history, and the history of this area.
Jan. 21, 2014 — CORE.SOUNDERS film — 6:00 PM — This film by award winning filmmaker Neal Hutcheson and the NC Language and Life Project documents the heritage and traditional livelihood of the Core Sound communities. Core Sound is located in eastern Carteret County, NC.
Feb. 18, 2014 — Who’s Your Daddy: Genealogy 101 — 6:00 PM — Dr. Robert E. Morris will talk about the different web sites that are available for people interested in doing some research into their ancestral backgrounds. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to the presentation so that they can investigate the various web sites as Dr. Morris discusses them. Attendees may also submit names of family members for research during the presentation.
Mar. 18, 2014 — Coexisting with Southeast NC Wildlife — 6:00 PM — Guest speaker Rick Goza, Certified NC Wildlife Damage Control Agent, gives an overview of the various types of wildlife in our area as well as what behavior to expect from each type of animal. He will discuss when and where you can expect encounters and the state laws that protect our local wildlife. You will also learn about some easy exclusion techniques to help you co-exist with local critters. Mr. Goza is also the owner of Certified Wildlife Solutions.
Apr. 15, 2014 — People and the Destruction of the Beach — 6:00 PM — Guest speaker Dr. Richard Hilderman discusses the role that barrier islands play in protecting the mainland from hurricanes and storm surges along the coast. He will talk about how humans have altered the barrier islands, triggering erosion, and made both the islands and the mainland more susceptible to damage from hurricanes and storm surges. He will suggest some ways in which we can restore the stability of the barrier islands.
Admission is free for Museum members. Non-member all-day admission is $8 for adults (13-61), $7 for seniors (62+), $6 for children (3-12), and free for ages 2 and under.