Programs & Events

September Programs

walk on wednesdayWalk on Wednesday

Sept 3, 10-11 a.m.

"Fun on foot" is our mission. Once a month, The NC Maritime Museum at Southport brings educational and entertaining exercise to the Lower Cape Fear. Enjoy the outdoors and take pleasure in our "Salubrious Breezes," as we discover Southport's history, discussing the Shrimping & Menhaden industry, daring stories of blockade runners crossing the bar, pirates, pestilence, Hurricane Hazel and so much more. Tour meets at the Museum and last approximately an hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring a water bottle and prepare yourself for interactive walking. $5/ person 204 East Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461. For further details call the Museum (910)457-0003. 

Sunset History Cruise Aboard the Scuba South II (FILLED)

September 5, Friday, 6:30-8 p.m.

 For further details call the Museum (910)457-0003. 

National Grandparent's Daygrandpa

Saturday, September 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Honor those special people in your life who have given you love, strength, and guidance over the years with a trip to The NC Maritime Museum at Southport for Grandparent's Day! Each child and grandparent who completes the gallery scavenger hunt will receive an "extra special pirate booty treasure!" Make Southport your destination for Grandparents Day: Pack a lunch and enjoy an afternoon in the park after the museum. Let your Grandparent know how special they are! Admission to the Museum is always free. For further details call the Museum (910)457-0003.

Historical Southport Bicycle Tour

September 13, 9:00 a.m.

bike tour at yacht basinThe NC Maritime Museum at Southport has partnered with the Adventure Kayak Company to offer "Historical Southport Bicycle Tours." The guided tour will wind through live oak canopied streets and along the waterfront, incorporating local history. Participants will pedal past Fort Johnston, homes of Pilots and Blockade Runners, the Brunswick Inn, and the Old Yacht Basin, where several movies have been filmed. The tour is $25.00 per person, which includes use of bike and helmet. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun for $20. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. To register call The Adventure Kayak Company at 910-454-0607. 807 Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461

potluck2Members Blue Ribbon Potluck

September 16, 6–8 p.m.


Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport and The Friends of the Museum as we celebrate those who support the museum – our members and volunteers! Staff will be handing out blue ribbons ...Will you be getting one? Come enjoy fellowship and fun, and bring a dish to share! This member and volunteer's only event will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St., Southport. Program is free, call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. 

October Programs

Walk on Wednesday

October 1, 10-11 a.m.

"Fun on foot" is our mission. Once a month, The NC Maritime Museum at Southport brings educational and entertaining exercise to the Lower Cape Fear. Enjoy the outdoors and take pleasure in our "Salubrious Breezes," as we discover Southport's history, discussing the Shrimping & Menhaden industry, daring stories of blockade runners crossing the bar, pirates, pestilence, Hurricane Hazel and so much more. Tour meets at the Museum and last approximately an hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring a water bottle and prepare yourself for interactive walking. $5/ person 204 East Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461. For further details call the Museum (910)457-0003. 

"Hurricane Hop: We Survived Hazel!"

October 16, 6:30–10 p.m.

Join the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport for a night of remembrance and celebration of a community's strength on Thursday, October 16, at the museum's fun fundraiser, "Hurricane Hop: We Survived Hazel!" Bring your socks and bop to the sounds of the 50's with Tommy Robbins of Shoresound Productions. "Stroll" down memory lane with survivors and see images of past and present, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the storm.

The party starts at 6:30 with a "Low Country Shrimp Boil" dinner at 7:00. Your ticket includes one "Hurricane" drink. Dancing will continue with a cash bar for the evening. Where were you October 16, 1954? Where will you be this year?

$40 Members/ $50 Non-members. The event will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St., Southport. Call the NC Maritime Museum at Southport for more information 910-457-0003.

Historical Southport Bicycle Tour

October 18, 9:00 a.m.

The NC Maritime Museum at Southport has partnered with the Adventure Kayak Company to offer "Historical Southport Bicycle Tours." The guided tour will wind through live oak canopied streets and along the waterfront, incorporating local history. Participants will pedal past Fort Johnston, homes of Pilots and Blockade Runners, the Brunswick Inn, and the Old Yacht Basin, where several movies have been filmed. The tour is $25.00 per person, which includes use of bike and helmet. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun for $20. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. To register call The Adventure Kayak Company at 910-454-0607.  807 Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461

Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program, "Cape Fear Indians" – Dr. Phil Garwood

October 21, 7-9 p.m.

Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport as we welcome Dr. Phil Garwood, professor of Geology at Cape Fear Community College for his lecture on Cape Fear Indians. Dr. Garwood's recent book will share the story of a diverse group of Native American men and women who lived in our area for 12,000 years. They were fishermen, hunters, gatherers, and farmers. They migrated to the coast in the winter months to catch fish and harvest clams, oysters and other sea foods, then to the upper reaches of the river during the summer months to raise crops and prepare the necessary tools for survival. Learn their archaeological and geologic story.

The program will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St., Southport. Program is free, call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. 

Halloween Ghost Ship

October 25, 1-3 p.m.

Mariners of all ages will enjoy tales of lost souls, pirates, and other mysteries along the Lower Cape Fear at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport. Get into the spirit as you design and create trick or treat bags, send secret messages through ghost writing, and sit on a pine coffin to have your silhouette immortalized during shadow drawing. Enjoy hauntingly good refreshments with the other goblins and ghouls and perhaps even a ghost of Brunswick's past! Appropriate for all ages; $3.00/person. Call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. 204 E. Moore St. Southport, NC 28461.

November Programs

Walk on Wednesday

November 5, 10-11 a.m.

"Fun on foot" is our mission. Once a month, The NC Maritime Museum at Southport brings educational and entertaining exercise to the Lower Cape Fear. Enjoy the outdoors and take pleasure in our "Salubrious Breezes," as we discover Southport's history, discussing the Shrimping & Menhaden industry, daring stories of blockade runners crossing the bar, pirates, pestilence, Hurricane Hazel and so much more. Tour meets at the Museum and last approximately an hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring a water bottle and prepare yourself for interactive walking. $5/ person. 204 East Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461. For further details call the Museum (910)457-0003.

Historical Southport Bicycle Tour

November 15, 2:00 p.m.

The NC Maritime Museum at Southport has partnered with the Adventure Kayak Company to offer "Historical Southport Bicycle Tours." The guided tour will wind through live oak canopied streets and along the waterfront, incorporating local history. Participants will pedal past Fort Johnston, homes of Pilots and Blockade Runners, the Brunswick Inn, and the Old Yacht Basin, where several movies have been filmed. The tour is $25.00 per person, which includes use of bike and helmet. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun for $20. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. To register call The Adventure Kayak Company at 910-454-0607. Visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com for details. 807 Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461

Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program, Celia Rivenbark

November 18, 7-9 p.m.

Each year in November, humorist and columnist Celia Rivenbark returns to her Lower Cape Fear adopted home of Southport to make us laugh out loud uncontrollably. Please join us as she brings us to tears with her cultural comedy and political commentary.

The program will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St., Southport. Program is free, but seats fill up quickly, please call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. 

Southport Donation

Make a one-time donation specifically to the Maritime Museum at Southport.

volunteer

Volunteers are needed for the great times at the Maritime Museums. Share your love of history, culture and North Carolina's well-loved coast.  Each Museum offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, from working with children to helping with events.

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