All Three N.C. Maritime Museums Close for Hurricane Irene

Posted: 08/26/2011 in all marine news

North Carolina Maritime Museums –

The North Carolina Maritime Museums have announced program cancellations and closures due to Hurricane Irene.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum has postponed the Aug. 25-27 “Flags Over Hatteras” Civil War Sesquicentennial Conference until a tentative date in November. Due to a mandatory evacuation, the Museum will be closed beginning Thursday, Aug. 25, and will reopen once re-entry onto Hatteras Island is permitted by Dare County officials.

The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort will be closed Friday, Aug. 26 – Sunday, Aug. 28. The following programs have been cancelled:  Marine Life Cruise on Friday, Aug. 26; Knotting and Splicing class on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28; and the Kayak Local Waters trip on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

And, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will be closed on Thursday, Aug. 25 through Monday, Aug. 29.

The three North Carolina Maritime Museums are the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum located 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, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future

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