Dare Arts Council Announces Tribute to Veterans
The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center announce the November 3rd opening of a premier exhibit from the Military Collection of the State Archives of North Carolina and the Outer Banks History Center.
This exhibit serves as an historical tribute to over 100 years of military service of local residents and their families. It includes some “never before displayed” photos, documents, and art related to 20th century military service.
The exhibit will be on display until November 13th upstairs in the Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Street, Manteo, NC.
The exhibit is part of a broader Veterans celebration by The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center that includes a reception and program at the Dare County Arts Council on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7 PM. The program will include a short preview of the exciting new documentary film, Mysteries of the Graveyard, by Bryan Jones – noted local videographer and independent researcher, and a panel discussion that will elaborate on the current exhibit in the History Center Gallery.
Ms. Aida Havel, Chairman, Friends of the OBHC, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Kaeli Schurr, OHBC Curator/Site Manager, will serve as Moderator. Distinguished panelists include:
• Clarence Lewis, Sgt. 1st Class, U.S. Army (ret.), Chairman, Veterans Advisory Council;
• Tonya Midgett, Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class, U.S. Coast Guard;
• Joan Collins, daughter of Lt. Herman F. Collins, USCG (deceased);
• James Charlet, U.S. Lifesaving Service Historian; and
• Bryan Jones.
This event is part of a weeklong series of activities, Veterans Week – coordinated by DCAC, that comprise a community tribute to veterans, their families, and the men and women who work to protect our coastal waters, our country, and the people who live here. The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center event is free and the public is cordially invited.