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Beachcomber Museum Closed Permanently

Beachcomber Museum Closed Permanently




Their Facebook page (which I can't easily view as I don't belong or want to belong to Facebook) has posted that they are closed for good. They only opened sporadically as many I'm sure know, but what a rare treat it was to see. Know they were trying to move, but that apparently fell through and the property is up for sale, though not as a "tear down".

Dorothy & Chaz have been fighting an uphill battle and I'm sure are mentally exhausted by the whole ordeal, but I only know snippets of the situation. What kind people they are and so passionate about preserving the history of our area. This as info to fans who may not know and also a shout out to anyone who may be able to share more info. This place and its treasures can't be replaced.


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If I understand correctly there is an issue with parking and maybe biz zoning?


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I'm sorry to hear this.


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Although rarely open, it was a Treasure. So interesting for die hard Beachcombers and anybody who remembers the old Outer Banks. I thought there was an active campaign to have the building moved off the Beach Road to the Bypass as a Historic Site. Heard there were some Grants and Funds. Oh well, now what happens. Can Dare County take it over? Outer Banks History Center? To bad Newmans is gone. Some enterprising individual could have merged the collections and opened up a Beach/Shell Museum with a small Admission fee.


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What's going to happen to all of the stuff...artifacts?


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Breaks my heart to hear this. I was fortunate to be staying in Nags Head, twice, when it was open. I could have spent hours in there, viewing all of the incredible artifacts that Nellie Myrtle accumulated. Maybe the items could be displayed at the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum down in Hatteras Village?

Y Cow


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Maybe someone should talk to the Outer Banks History Center at RIFP.. A long shot. A permanent public display, maybe not everything could go someplace.