Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Shipwrecks Exhibit at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, May 27, 2016, at Noon.
The ceremony is co-sponsored by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce. The new exhibit consists of a slide show featuring information about coastal shipwrecks, some shipwreck artifacts, and a new 700-gallon aquarium that exhibits a portion of a ship’s paddlewheel. The Shipwrecks exhibit is sponsored by The GPS Store owned by Drew and Gina Reger.
“Museum visitors will learn about various shipwrecks right off our coastal region and see indigenous fish and North Atlantic spiny lobsters,” said Terry Bryant, executive director of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. “Our seashore is considered the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’ and it holds a vast array of aquatic and historical treasures. Museum visitors will discover fascinating stories about shipwrecks and details about how their journeys began and ended.”
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The museum is currently open from 10-3 on Friday and Saturday. Beginning May 27, the museum will begin summer hours and will be open six days a week. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.