Special Events

Upcoming events at The History Place in 2015

February 27 at 7 PM War Zone: World War II off North Carolina’s Outer Banks For this program, Kevin Duffus has compiled a stunning collection of eyewitness stories of merchant sailors, Coast Guard recruits and coastal residents who survived the events. He discusses the facts behind decades-old urban legends of German spies, sympathizers, and saboteurs. His story is one of faith, courage, and determination as well as infamy, irony, and innocence.

“Lunch with a Dash of History”

Lunch With Rodney Kemp. Lunch starts at 11:30 and lecture at 12:00. Donation of $15 includes lunch and lecture. Donation of $12 for Historical Society members. For lecture only, $8 for non-members and $5 for members. To guarantee a seat and lunch, make reservation and pay for your tickets before the Wednesday prior to each lecture. Call 252-247-7533 ext 1 or stop by the museum Store. Membership applications are available in the store.

February 13: “Camp Glenn” The story of the creation of Camp Glenn, Carteret County’s earliest encampment site for the North Carolina National Guard.

February 27: “Rodney Kemp’s Morehead City” The western section of Morehead City, referred to as “above the bridge” is where our speaker grew up. Back then, it was like a scene from the “Ozzie and Harriet Show”

Rodney Kemp - Carteret County's most beloved Historian.

Rodney Kemp – Carteret County’s most beloved Historian.

March 13: “Historical Mysteries” Imagination may run wild when Rodney spins his yarns about the past mysteries and well, it’s a mystery.

March 27: “The Language of Carteret County” Have you ever been mommicked? What is a scrape? Why do we native speaking resident talk the way we do?

April 10: “Up West to Down East: The Geography of Carteret County” Why is South River north of North River? Only in Carteret County when we go from Portsmouth to Cape Lookout are we going “up the Banks.”

Other Events at The History Place

February 21: American Music Festival

February 26: Carteret Arts Forum Subscription Series @ 5 PM Hank Finken (One Man Play)

March 20: Southern Cooking, High and Low: A Short History of the Cuisine of the South by John Beck, PhD

May 2, 9AM – 4PM Craft Fair