Registration is open for the "Flags Over Hatteras" conference April 26-28. Participation is limited to 175 people, so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Activities include presentations by nationally-known authors and historians, the unveiling and dedication of a Civil War historical marker at the museum (April 26), historical museum exhibits, living history programs at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (April 28-29), and an old-fashioned Civil War auction (April 28) to raise funds for the conference and for a restoration project.
Tickets for the three-day conference are $175, covering three dinners, all keynote addresses, refreshments and all programs. Tickets for an individual dinner, with a keynote address, are $75 each.
This event explores Civil War activities in eastern North Carolina during 1861, particularly the Battle of Fort Hatteras and Fort Clark (Aug. 28-29) and "The Capture of the Fanny" and "The Chicamacomico Races" (October).
Presentations include keynote addresses by James McPherson, Ed Bearss and Craig Symonds; panel discussions with McPherson, Symonds, Harry “Hari” Jones (Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum) and local historian Drew Pullen, moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Crow of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources; and other programs by speakers including KaeLi Schurr (Curator of the Outer Banks History Center), Dr. Joseph Schwarzer (Executive Director of the N.C. Maritime Museums), National Park Service historians and local historians.