The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum unveiled a new photography exhibit for April, which stems from a recent social media contest. The “Facebook Followers Photography Exhibit” showcases more than 100 photographs that were submitted by the museum’s Facebook fans in 2021.
The photographs include visitors’ favorite Outer Banks images and scenes, such as landscapes and seascapes, people, animals, and local architecture. Celebrating the beauty and nostalgia of the Outer Banks, museum-goers will be able to vote for their favorite photos, which will result in a special “People’s Choice” award at the end of the exhibit’s duration.
The photos will be on display at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum from April 2022 until March 2023. 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.