SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- Author Brooks Preik joins the museum during the haunting month of October for bone chilling stories of our lost souls of the Cape Fear. Known for her exceptional storytelling and knowledge of the area, Ms. Preik will keep the room in suspense as we learn about the phantasmic lady of Bald Head, the mysterious ghostly aftermath of the deadly Nor'easter of 1872 that claimed the lives of 5 brave pilots, and many more.
Grab a bat cookie and a glass of witches' brew to enjoy a spooky time on Oct. 15, at the Southport Community Building at 223 East Bay St. in Southport. The program begins at 7 p.m. and is free. Call the Museum at (910) 457-0003 to register.
The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport is located at 204 E. Moore St. in Southport. Call the museum for more information at 910-457-0003 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport showcases the history and heritage of the Cape Fear region. Exhibits offer a look at Civil War history, hurricanes, pirates and artifacts recovered from a number of nearby shipwreck sites. The Museum is part of the North Carolina Maritime Museum system, which is comprised of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov