Monday, April 12, 2010

Hatteras Histories and Mysteries Museum Opening.
A new museum in Buxton just opened this past weekend with a reception and an archaeology road show featuring both Dr Mark Horton, head of the Archaeology and Anthropology Department at the University of Bristol, and Andy Powell, Mayor of Bideford.
Residents were encouraged to bring in their items of interest found here on Hatteras Island for identification.The museum focuses on Hatteras Island and the Croatoan Indians, but it has lots more to offer as well. Hatteras island has a rich history in terms of shipping, shipwrecks, pirates, civil war sites, lighthouses, WWI and WWII subs, and much more.

Be sure to stop by and visit this new attraction and purchase an educational item for your favorite child or a t-shirt to support the museum and future local archaeological projects. Scot Dawson opened the museum. His book about the Croatoan Indians and the Lost Colony is available here as well. The museum is located at 47761 Highway 12, in Buxton, between Conners supermarket and the Post Office, the yellow building on the ocean side of Route 12. Admission is $3 for adults and children are free. Be sure to stop by and say hello!!!