Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary June 23 - 24.  During these years, many people have contributed to the museum's growth and the contribution the museum has made to the Down East communities. 

Make plans now to join the celebration!  It will definitely be another great even at "The End of The Road!"

The weekend schedule is below:


Friday, June 23 – Core Sound’s 25th Celebration Begins

6 PM | 25th Anniversary Gallery Reception

7 PM | Purcell & Helen Jones Heritage Gallery Dedication & Recognition of Purcell’s Circle Members

7:15 PM | Exhibition Opening, Ribbon Cutting, & ”This is Core Sound” Film Preview 

7:30 PM |  Documentary Premiere of Core Values: Reflections on Core Sound Duck Hunting and Decoy Traditions


Saturday, June 24 – Core Sound Community Day

7:15AM - 1 PM | Kent Hood Superior Craftsmanship Competition

8:30AM - 11:30 AM | Core Sound Rig of Six Competition (10am, Competition at Shell Point)

9AM - 6PM |  Arts & Crafts – ENC’s Finest Art, Decoys, Photography, Model Boats, Collectibles

9AM - 6PM |  Health Screenings Provided by Carteret Health Care

10AM | Core Sound Anniversary Welcome – Recognition of Anniversary Sponsors

10AM - 6 PM |  “Building a Place for the People” Anniversary Exhibition Open All Day

10AM - 6 PM | Antiques (Waterfowling) Roadshow: Hosted by the NC Decoy Collectors Association
                         Decoy and Hunting Artifact Identification and Appraisals

10 AM - 6 PM | Gift Shop Porch Sale & Book Signings

10 AM - 6 PM | Children’s Science Learning Activities

11 AM | Tribute to Harkers Island’s Legendary Ivey Scott, Fiddler and Others

11:30-6 | Carteret Co Fishermen:  Fresh Core Sound Shrimp burgers and hot dogs

11:30-6  | Core Sound Crew – Core Sound’s original SWEET PUPPIES

12-6 | Harkers Island Traditional Music – Celebrating the Scott-Rose Family

1PM | North Carolina Working Shorebird Program

2-3 | IWCA-Style Decoy Competition (float tank)

3:30 | All Decoy Competition Winners Announced