The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe has a wave of special events and activities planned for this coming week, as part of their annual Season’s End Festivities.
On Tuesday, November 26, at 2:00 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to go back in time to the Life-Saving Station’s early 20th-century heyday by watching the Beach Apparatus Drill.
Performed by local volunteers in period-accurate uniforms, the 2:00 p.m. drill is an action-packed display that honors the heroes who practiced this drill every Thursday at 4 bells, (or 2 p.m.), when the original stations were still in commission. The event is free with the price of admission.
On Wednesday, November 27, at 12:00 p.m., the community at large is invited to dig into a pre-Thanksgiving barbecue feast, courtesy of the Life-Saving Station’s afternoon Pig Pickin’.
For $12 a plate, hungry visitors can enjoy a plate of BBQ pork, baked beans, slaw, and drinks. All proceeds from the Pig Pickin’ will benefit the non-profit Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum.
On Friday, November 29, at 1:00 p.m., visitors can enjoy a meet and greet with Santa Claus himself, who will be making a special early holiday appearance at the Life-Saving Station the day after Thanksgiving. The first 100 children who visit will receive a commemorative T-shirt along with a goodie bag, and there will also be snacks and drinks available. Visitors can bring a donation to the local food pantry as their admission ticket to the historic site and museum.
For more information on these upcoming events, as well as more info on the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, visit https://chicamacomico.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Chicamacomico/.