Family Programs

2nd Saturdays are back!

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"WWII: Loose Lips Sink Ships" 
June 14, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The NC Maritime Museum at Southport will commemorate World War II with our first 2nd Saturday event of the season "Loose Lips Sink Ships." This popular program will focus on the maritime history of World War II with living historians, displays, and hands-on activities for all ages.

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. 204 East Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461. For further details call the Museum (910)457-0003.

"NC Wild" 
July 12, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Go "Wild" with the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport as we examine the lives of our coastal creatures large and small. Learn how oysters are the maids of aquatic life, cleaning the rivers and oceans while they eat! Discover what happens to injured shore birds and what we can do to help. Take the afternoon and make fishy crafts in the classroom with educators.

Artisans will be on the grounds of the museum, many with beach themed wares and always with handmade local creations! Program is free and open to the public. 204 East Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461. For further details call the Museum (910)457-0003.

"Willing But Slow: Progressive Era Southport & Transportation" 
August 9, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join the NC Maritime Museum for a program examining 30 years and 30 miles of rail in Southport. In 1911, the Wilmington, Brunswick & Southern railroad had just arrived. The rails, extending from Leland to the recoaling dock located at the foot of Rhett Street, carried both passengers and freight, bringing about a new, progressive era. Enjoy interpretation of train memorabilia; learn about Kate Stuart and the ladies of Southport, while younger visitors can participate in transportation crafts. Special tours will go out at scheduled times to the site where the train depot once stood.

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. 204 East Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461. For further details call the Museum (910)457-0003

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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