"In Harm's Way" - Storm Photos Project

Call for Storm Photos

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center is collecting hurricane photos from families, organizations and local archives as part of their "In Harm's Way" research project.

 This collection of historic and recent photographs will be part of the museum's exhibition documenting and examining traditional communities response to hurricanes over the years.  The themes of "Response, Recovery, Resilience" will guide the exhibition (opening January 2018) bringing together images, documents and objects from Hatteras Island, Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County to tell the stories of these storms and our community's strength in weathering and recovering from these occurrences across the past generations.

 An interactive online timeline of storm history (beginning with the storms of 1896 and 1899 with archive photographs, oral histories, newspaper clippings and research from family collections, local libraries, state archives and federal agencies. Volunteers are needed to help research and locate materials for this exhibit project.

 Photographers are especially needed to share their photos from recent storms and to help us document the changing landscape of coastal communities as residents prepare for the next storm season reflected by changing building codes, elevating homes and local government preparation.

 "In Harm's Way" is a joint project with Long Island Traditions, an organization that "documents and preserves Long Island's contemporary maritime and farming culture through the region" of Long Island (NY), where communities are documenting their own storm stories, in particular their response and recovery from Super Hurricane Sandy.  Each exhibition will compare and contrast traditional communities in both regions, exploring common practices, shared attitudes and cultural resilience in the face of these natural processes.

 Anyone with storm photos, clippings, artifacts or ideas is invited to contact the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, 252.728.1500, and talk with Pam Morris, or email museum@coresound.com.