Southport's Summer 2nd Saturdays are full of free family fun!
"We Fished for a Living"
June 8, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In honor of those who piloted workboats, pulled nets, processed shrimp, crabs, and menhaden, the NC Maritime Museum at Southport will kick off the summer with its first 2013 2nd Saturday program celebrating the history of fisheries! See net makers who have passed the trade down for generations, learn about wooden NC workboats and shrimp trawlers. See exhibits regarding the industries that kept Southport afloat during hard times. While at the museum keep enjoying demonstrations, visit our local artisans and vendors onsite. Don't forget to buy fresh, local, seafood!
"Pirates and the Age of Sail"
July 13, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport as we present the July 2nd Saturday Program: Pirates and the Age of Sail! On deck will be the Carolina Living History Guild to discuss A Sailor's Life with displays on navigation, medicine, and weaponry. Visitors can also make rope and learn to tie their own nautical knots. David Moore, Maritime Archaeologist and Queen Anne's Revenge project member will discuss Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see pirate artifacts and learn what piracy was really like on the high seas.
"A Necessary Evil: Blockade Running in the Lower Cape Fear"August 10, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit: A Necessary Evil: Blockade Running in the Lower Cape Fear. Learn about blockaders, blockade runners, pilots and prices. Enjoy living history demonstrations, live period music, and visiting sutlers and vendors on the grounds of historic Fort Johnston. In conjunction with 2nd Saturdays, a communication demonstration will bring the three fortifications together as Fort Fisher, Fort Anderson, and the Maritime Museum at Fort Johnson teach visitors about the telegraph and actually run messages.
Events take place at the Museum, located at 204 E. Moore St., Southport. Program is free. Details: (910)457-0003