Mirlo centennial commemoration events, Aug. 13-17
Chicamacomico Historical Association presents the Centennial Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue.
Festivities are lined up for each day of the week starting Monday, Aug. 13 and concluding Friday, Aug. 17.
Monday, Aug. 13: Artists and Buyers Opening Reception
Dare County Arts Council Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo. 6 p.m.
Collection of cedar shakes salvaged from the 1911 building and hand-painted by local artists will be on display for the remainder of August. The shakes are for sale. To see the exhibit at other times, visit the Gallery from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Tues, Aug. 14: Mirlo Rescue Exhibit and Reception
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Dr., Hatteras. 4 p.m. Descendants of rescue crew members gather to point out and talk about artifacts on display. The exhibit, which will be on display through August, includes the one-of-a-kind silver Loving Cup presented to Keeper John Allen Midgett for his heroism by the British Board of Trade. A private reception follows. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 15: Guided Tours. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Departing Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, 23646 NC 12, Rodanthe. A hospitality station will be open at the Community Building.
Wednesday, Aug. 15: Descendants Dinner
Cape Hatteras Conference Center, Waves. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ticketed dinner at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16: Centennial Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue.
9 a.m.: Flag raising ceremony at the refurbished flag pole at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, 23645 NC 12, Rodanthe.
10 a.m. to Noon: Symposium with presentations by Michael Lowrey, Kevin Duffus and Timothy Dring. Moderator is Ralph Buxton, Treasurer, Chicamacomico Historical Association. Held at Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, 23646 NC 12, Rodanthe.
2 p.m.: Beach Apparatus Drill. The famed historical drill is performed by dedicated Hatterasmen.
3:30 p.m.: Ceremony begins at Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station. Speakers include Rear Admiral Todd Sokalzuk, United States Coast Guard, Commander Richard Underwood, Royal Navy, John Griffin, President, Chicamacomico Historical Association, Dave Hallac, Superintendent, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina and Colonel Laura Fogelsong, United States Air Force, Retired. Ceremony includes Flyover by U.S. Coast Guard from Station Elizabeth City, Laying of Wreath and music.
Friday, Aug. 17: Local Arts and Crafts Fair and Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, 23646 NC 12, Rodanthe. Live music and locally sourced food available. 20 local artists and crafters will show and sell items.
At Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe, Surfboat 1046 is ready for the Aug. 16 commemoration of the famed 1918 Mirlo rescue.... read more