The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras village recently announced the winners of their “Facebook Followers” Photography Exhibit.
During the exhibit, Facebook fans were encouraged to submit three photographs of their favorite Outer Banks scenes that had been taken in the last five years.
The exhibit resulted in a total of 116 entries, and visitors were invited to vote one time for one image for the People’s Choice Award. More than 3,000 visitors voted.
“It wasn’t easy choosing from so many excellent photographs according to our visitors,” says Curator of Education Mary Ellen Riddle. Nevertheless, a frontrunner was identified early on, and remained in the lead throughout the seven months that the exhibit was on display at the museum.
Kenneth Newman of Prince George, Virginia, won for his image “Very Vivid Vessels.” An award for excellence was also bestowed upon Nancy Hall of Martinsville, Virginia, for “Cousins First Visit to Rodanthe.”
“It is important to note that many visitors to the museum had difficulty choosing only one photograph for the People’s Choice award as there were many excellent works in the exhibit,” stated the museum in a social media update.
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
About the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of thousands of shipwrecks that sank off North Carolina’s coast. The museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s coastal culture and maritime history, which includes these shipwrecks, this repository of history. The vessels are the centerpiece of rich relationships to piracy, war, (Revolutionary, Civil and World Wars I and II), lifesaving, commerce, and coastal living. It is filled with related artifacts, which include remnants of the earliest known shipwreck found in North Carolina waters, dating to 1650, objects from the USS Monitor, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and the USS Huron. For more information on the museum, visit www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com.
The North Carolina Maritime Museum system is comprised of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.