LOCAL ETHNOGRAPHY NOW AVAILABLE AT CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Eastern National, a cooperating association operating in more than 130 national parks which provides quality educational products and services to the visitors, proudly announces that An Ethnohistorical Description of the Eight Villages Adjoining Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Interpretive Themes of History and Heritage is now available for purchase. This long-awaited ethnography is available for $49 per volume at the Eastern National bookstore located in the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center.
This two-volume set, compiled by the National Park Service and published by Eastern National, includes forty interviews of local Outer Banks residents that resulted from a three-year long research project. This study grew out of the National Park Service’s recognition of the importance of understanding the social, cultural, and economic histories of communities affected by the park’s policies and actions. Each volume also contains hand drawn community maps; vintage photographs; local customs; and information regarding family names, places and features, dialect, and local legends as well as histories of early communications, local seafood industry, US Lifesaving Service, US Coast Guard, and other military presences on Hatteras Island.
Did You Know?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.