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21 August 2017; Cherokee Spider Stone

We received another spectacular donation! In an EARLIER POST we mentioned a donation of gorgeous gourd art from Emmy Sothoron. But we have a second part to her donation that we’d like to share with you! This is a Cherokee Spider Stone We’ve added two versions of each photograph. One […]

14 August 2014; Wonderful Donation!

We recently received a lovely donation from Ed Beckley, Jr. With one of the most striking pieces being a Kachina carved by Edwin Beckley, Sr, we are overjoyed to be able to share our most recent donation. Other items include artwork, a basket, and a beaded bolo!

7 August 2017; Yaupon Part 4

Part 4: How Do You Make Yaupon Tea?***DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE TEA WITHOUT DEFINITE IDENTIFICATION OF THE TREE! Ingesting unknown plants is dangerous!*** Over the past month, we’ve had an overwhelming number of visitors requesting information on yaupon tea So we thought this was the perfect time to bring […]

31 July 2017; Bill McConnell’s Visit

Bill McConnell Held His Class Despite Power Outage Those of you keeping up with the local OBX news have probably seen that the whole island lost power due to an unfortunate accident during the construction of the new bridge. But Bill McConnell and our staff was not to be discouraged! […]

24 July 2017; Bill McConnell from Dual Survivor on Discovery!

Our Friday Class will be held by Bill McConnell this Friday!   You may recognize the name from Season 7 of the popular Discovery Channel series “Dual Survivor”. In the show, they called on experts to share their experience and knowledge of how to survive in the wilderness. We are […]

17 July 2017; Yaupon Part 3

Part 3: Did the settlers use Yaupon? Over the past month, we’ve had an overwhelming number of visitors requesting information on yaupon tea So we thought this was the perfect time to bring one of our past postings up again! As it was hinted in Part 2, the tradition of […]

10 July 2017; Yaupon Part 2

Part 2: What was Yaupon used for? Over the past month, we’ve had an overwhelming number of visitors requesting information on yaupon tea So we thought this was the perfect time to bring one of our past postings up again! The first written documentation of it’s use on the island […]

3 July 2017; Yaupon Part 1

Part 1: What is Yaupon? Over the past month, we’ve had an overwhelming number of visitors requesting information on yaupon tea So we thought this was the perfect time to bring one of our past postings up again! Yaupon (ilex vomitoria) is a bushy, evergreen shrub that can be found […]

Hurricane Matthew Update #25

The Improvements have made their way onto the Nature Trail! We’ve been focusing on the exhibit improvements, but we didn’t want to forget to show off our improving Nature Trail! Many of you have seen the beginning of the Living Village, but we’ve decided to add some impressive introduction material […]

Hurricane Matthew Update #24

Come Visit The Museum! See all the glorious changes in person! Though we’ve not posted a hurricane update in some time, we wanted to let you all know that we can’t be happier with the improvements that have been done! There is still work to be done, but we can […]

12 June 2016; Ohkay Owingeh Dough Bowl

A beautiful example of Ohkay Owingeh style of pottery Pieces from these people are often in two shapes. A globular shaped storage jar, or a dough bowl like the one pictured below. The bottoms of these dough bowls are often only decorated with slip on the top rim. Formally called […]

5 June 2017; Summer Programs

Don’t miss this year’s summer programs! June 9 – August 25, 2017 Last year, we held weekly programs on Talking Sticks and Tattoo’s that were a hit with adults and children alike. This year, we’ve improved our programs and have a beautifully updated room for our classes! Our programs are […]