The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe is hosting a post-Thanksgiving celebration on Friday, November 24, with an Open House, an early visit from Santa, and an opportunity for the community to learn more about the 2024 celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Life-Saving Service in North Carolina.
Santa will be at the museum and historic site from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. to greet young visitors, and during the Open House from 2-4 p.m., Board of Director members, staff, and volunteers will be available to answer questions and connect with the Hatteras Island community on how to best celebrate the upcoming 150th milestone.
As one of the first seven North Carolina stations built in 1874, the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is spearheading the 2024 celebration, and the public’s help is needed to make this statewide event a success.
The Rodanthe landmark already has support from the National Park Service (NPS) and the Black Pelican Restaurant – one of the original seven N.C. stations built in 1874 – but local involvement and community support will be crucial in the months ahead.
Folks who are unable to attend the November 24 event, but who wish to be involved, can reach out to Chicamacomico for an information packet to look over at their convenience. Inquiries on how to volunteer can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, admission will be free to Friday afternoon’s event, but voluntary donations to the Elvin Hooper Scholarship Fund are appreciated.
For more information on hours of operation and special events at the site, visit https://chicamacomico.org/.