Museum offering program on Civil War shipwrecks off NC coast


WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — If you like history or our coast, there’s a program at Wrightsville Beach this weekend you may want to attend.

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is presenting “Shipwreck! Civil War Wrecks off Our Coast” on Saturday from 3-4 p.m.

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According to the museum, North Carolina is home to more Civil War shipwrecks than any other state. This program will offer a hands-on interactive experience with real artifacts from shipwrecks.

John Morris, the head of the NC Underwater Archaeology Branch at Fort Fisher, will be the presenter. He is nautical archaeologist with more than 28 years of field experience. The program will focus on the American Civil War vessels lost in the area. Morris will also discuss his experiences diving on these fascinating wrecks just off our coast.

The program is free and appropriate for all ages. For more information, click here or call Wrightsville Beach Museum of History at (910) 256-2569.

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