Museum Blogs

  • Family gets once in a lifetime chance to save history
    Last fall, the Slominsky and Lawton families of Garner, North Carolina were vacationing in a remote area of Cape Lookout National Seashore when they noticed small objects bobbing in the surf.  They collected a few of the items, and for roughly thirty minutes many more examples of the same item Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Mar 7 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Update on Monitor 3-D modeling: Part 1
    We apologize for the recent radio silence on the Conservation Department’s side of things. We have been chugging along – slowly but surely – on smaller, individual projects. However, I am excited to share an update on the Department’s 3-D modeling efforts! Some really exciting things have happened since last Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Mar 5 2018By Hannah Fleming
  • Cook’s not so romantic Valentine’s Day
    As I mentioned in my last post, Valentine’s Day wasn’t always hearts and flowers, sometimes it was a day of blood and guts.  On this day in 1779 the Hawaiians killed one of the world’s most important explorers, Captain James Cook. Le Capne. Jacques Cook Membre de la Societe Royale Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 14 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Valentine’s Day…not always hearts and flowers
    Valentine’s Day isn’t always a day of hearts and flowers. Captain James Cook was killed by the Hawaiians on Valentine’s Day.  February 14th also happens to be the anniversary of one of my favorite naval battles—the Battle of Cape St. Vincent. The battle was fought during the French Revolutionary Wars at Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 12 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Charles B. Tobey’s Watch Stand
    The Sailor Made exhibition finally opened this past weekend. We had so many wonderful objects to choose from and such a small space to fill that we sometimes had to make some really difficult choices about what to include and what to cut from the display.  In one instance, the Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 7 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor