Family Programs

A Victorian Holiday

Victorian_Christmas_2December 6, 2014

1 – 3 p.m.

The crackling of the fireplace and the smell of pine on the hearth can only mean one thing - it is yule time! Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport for its popular program, "Victorian Holiday." Whether you are 9 or 90 years old, making unconventional holiday decorations is fun. Learn about the Victorian period when a young German prince unknowingly started a tradition and brought the Christmas tree into vogue.

Berlin meets Brunswick, as we add a little Southern charm to our program with pine cone decorating. Whether making spiders for good luck, or giving your birds a winter present for the yard, the fun will continue while enjoying eggnog and cookies. Appropriate for all ages; $3.00/person. Call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. 204 E. Moore St. Southport, NC 28461. 

Maritime Valentines

February 14, 2015

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Love is in the air and on the sea at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport. Show that special someone you care by creating a valentine they will "knot" forget. Activities are appropriate for all ages, so bring along the family and enjoy Valentine's Day together.

$3.00/person. Call the Museum at (910)457-0003 to register. 204 E. Moore St. Southport, NC 28461. 

2nd Saturdays are back!

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Scurvy Dogs & Scallywags: Pirates!
June 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Arrggh Mateys! Join the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport as we walk the plank for 2nd Saturdays. Learn about the scurvy dogs who plied the waters of the Cape Fear raiding merchant vessels in search of booty! Enjoy pirate movies, crazy characters, a scavenger hunt around town, and of course, PIRATE BOOTY!
Along the museum grounds, local artisans will sell hand crafted wares, from soaps and jams to pottery. There is something for everyone at 2nd Saturdays! Program is free and open to the public.
For further details, call the Museum at 910-457-0003.
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St. Southport, NC 28461. 
We Are Tar Heels: The Naval Stores
July 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
North Carolinians are synonymous with the moniker "Tar Heels," but not because of the University of North Carolina. Join The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for our 2nd Saturday program in July, as we define the term Tar Heel through the Naval Stores industry. We live in the land of the Long Leaf Pine whose products: tar, pitch, and turpentine, were necessary for wooden boats, and so much more. This commodity was shipped more than any other good and was used for many things, including rosin for musical instruments and tarring sailor hats. From "boxing the pine" to the finished product, learn the story of the long leaf pine's near extinction and effort for resurgence in the Lower Cape Fear.
Along the museum grounds, local artisans will sell hand crafted wares, from soaps and jams to pottery. There is something for everyone at 2nd Saturdays! Program is free and open to the public.
For further details, call the Museum at 910-457-0003.
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St. Southport, NC 28461. 
And Our Flag Was Still There
August 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport as we learn about the history of our military with interpreters representing Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I and World War II. Each living history group will have displays filled with reproductions and artifacts from their period. Enjoy WWII music, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Artisans will be on the grounds of the museum, many with beach themed wares and always with handmade local creations! There is something for everyone at 2nd Saturdays! Program is free and open to the public.
For further details, call the Museum at 910-457-0003.

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.

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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