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Living History Weekend
The Civil War Comes
to Carteret County
The Union Army invades Beaufort this weekend, photo by
22, 2012 - Beaufort, NC - Cannons and cavalry, music and
living history - Step back to 1862 as the North Carolina
Maritime Museum in Beaufort offers a free Civil War
Sesquicentennial "Living History Weekend" on Saturday,
March 24, and Sunday, March 25.
Held in partnership with the Beaufort Historical
Association, Cape Lookout National Seashore, and Fort
Macon State Park, events will be offered on Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3
"The year 2012 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the
Union invasion and occupation of Beaufort," said Museum
event coordinator Lori Duppstadt. "The weekend of events
will bring history alive for visitors of all ages."
Throughout downtown Beaufort, re-enactors will create
vignettes of drills, encampments, and life in a
Union-occupied town. Visitors will also be able to watch
cannon demonstrations, and take interpretive tours
historic homes and the Old Burying Ground.
To show the widespread impact of the occupation,
additional Civil War sites throughout Carteret County
will hold programs. Take a tour of the Cape Lookout
Lighthouse, watch a rare night-time cannon firing at
Fort Macon State Park, and enjoy Civil War-era music at
The History Place.
information, call (252)728-7317. The Museum is open
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The North Carolina
Maritime Museum in Beaufort is located at 315 Front
Street. The three North Carolina Maritime Museums are
the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum located in
Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
and the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport. All
three museums are part of the Division of State History
Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
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