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Halloween Ghost Ship

October 25, 1-3 p.m.

Southport - 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.

“Cape Fear Indians” – Dr. Phil Garwood

October 21, 7-9 p.m.

Southport - 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.

“Hurricane Hop: We Survived Hazel!”

October 16, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Southport - 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. 50's attire encouraged, but not required.

The party starts at 6:30 with a "Low Country Shrimp Boil" dinner at 7:00. Alternate selections will be available. 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. Members will be able to purchase tables with seating for 8 for $320.00. Tickets must be purchased by October 1.

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.

Blue Ribbon Potluck

September 16, 6 – 8 p.m.

Southport - 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.

“Behind the Scenes: History of Film in North Carolina”

August 19, 7 - 9 p.m.

katie edwards assistant curator-nc museum of history photocreditSouthport is becoming one of North Carolina's most popular filming sites. Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport as we welcome Ms. Katie Edwards, Assistant Curator from the NC Museum of History in Raleigh. She will be discussing the Museum of History's newest exhibit "Starring North Carolina", in relation to the history of filmmaking in North Carolina, from early years to more recent blockbusters. The exhibit is scheduled to open November 2014. Ms. Edwards will highlight several people instrumental in making the industry successful.

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. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

photo by the NC Museum of History

Southport Donation

Make a one-time donation specifically to the Maritime Museum at Southport. The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Financial information and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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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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