The summer is coming to a close, and it is time for the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum’s summer edition of Taste of Core Sound.
The event is Friday, Aug. 26, at the museum and heritage center on Harkers Island.
The event starts at 6 p.m. with wine and cheese. The reception will have homemade crab drip, fresh fruit and cheeses and a musical performance from All Night Long.
At 7 p.m., participants can enjoy a sit-down dinner with Down East delicacies and a presentation at 8 p.m. Dinner guests will enjoy scallop fritters, baked flounder, fresh tuna salad, fresh shrimp panned in garlic, chicken and pastry, summer collards, squash casserole, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and cucumbers, light rolls and hurricane cake.
The topic for this year’s summer edition of Taste of Core Sound is hurricane history with a special panel discussion, “Women of the Storm,” by a group of women from Down East who have weathered the storms, particularly Isabel.
The speaker will be Jay Barnes, author of N.C. Hurricane History and former director of the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.
As a hurricane historian, Mr. Barnes lectures widely on U.S. hurricanes and has appeared in various productions for The Weather Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, The History Channel, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio and others.
For more information on Mr. Barnes, visit http://jaybarnesonhurricanes.com/.
Ike Southerland, Core Sound museum board chairman, believes the topic of hurricanes is appropriate for the event.
“This year’s summer taste marks eight years since that first Summer Taste in 2009 when Tropical Storm Danny ushered in this great event. Folks are still talking about how hard it rained that night but what a wonderful time they had,” said Mr. Southerland. “Eight years of good food and great company has made our Taste of Core Sound events one of our annual highlights, and this year will be no different.”
Tickets for the summer edition of Taste of Core Sound are $100 per couple or $50 per person with a museum membership or $125 per couple or $65 per person if they are not members of the museum. This price includes a year’s membership. Reservations are requested for this event.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call the museum at 252-728-1500.
This event is also a kickoff to the museum’s hurricane research project, “In Harm’s Way,” that will explore how traditional fishing communities prepare, respond and recover from storms.
The project will include oral histories with Down East families, a web-based interactive map of hurricane history, photos, maps and newspaper clippings, and there will be an exhibition at the museum in fall 2017. The Core Sound Museum is working with the Outer Banks History Center and others on this project.
The Taste of Core Sound event will also be the time and place for the drawing for the Core Sound Summer Raffle. Tickets will be sold until the time of the drawing.
The prizes for the summer raffle are a golf cart or $3,000 cash for first place, 100 pounds of fresh Core Sound shrimp donated by Mr. Big Seafood for second place and a Yeti Hopper Cooler donated by Yeti for third place. There will also be gift certificates and other prizes.