History Museum of Carteret County

History Museum of Carteret County The History Museum of Carteret County is operated by the CC Historical Society, and features exhibits, lectures, research library and a sizeable auditorium for rent - weddings, receptions, reunions.
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The Carteret County Historical Society is housed within its History Museum of Carteret County..Within the museum, we have galleries, a research center, store/shop, and a rental hall for large gatherings.. Don’t forget to stop by the Infusion Café.

Mission: To provide educational experiences to the general public in, the history and culture of Carteret County through the collection, preservation, exhibition, interpretation, and documentation of the county's history.

Operating as usual

Weeks, Youman Zachary(1898~1918) [Army; AEF (KIA)]Born at Havelock, Craven, North Carolina on 10 February 1898, Youman w...
11/11/2020

Weeks, Youman Zachary
(1898~1918) [Army; AEF (KIA)]
Born at Havelock, Craven, North Carolina on 10 February 1898, Youman was the son of tenant farmer Edward Grayham Weeks (1852~1915) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Godwin (1859~1936). He was the eighth child among a total of seven boys and four girls. He was killed in action at Montbrehain, Departement de l’Aisne, Picardie, France on 8 October 1918 and is interred at the Weeks Family Cemetery in Peletier after his body was recovered and transported home in the spring of 1921. The 1910 census record lists the family living in Carteret County. But, after his father’s death in 1915, Youman reportedly left the farm and found work in Colleton County, South Carolina. He may have enlisted in the army there, but, as evidenced by his 11 May 1918 Army Transport Service Passenger List record, he indicated his residence as Cedar Point. No records of his registering for the American draft or his induction into the army have been found. At that time he shipped overseas, he was a corporal in Company F,
118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division.
He was killed in action on 8 October 1918 and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross Medal for extraordinary heroism. This medal is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Army, second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Private Youman "YZ" Weeks was the most highly decorated of the “Carteret Boys” during World War I, yet no monument has ever been raised in his name. His medal citation reads as follows: "The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Youman Z. Weeks, Corporal, Company F, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F., Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 30, 1918, and October 8, 1918. Corporal Weeks on the morning of September 30, when two enemy machine-guns were making a part of the line untenable, advanced across open ground ollection upon one of the guns, rushed the position alone, captured the gun and five of the enemy, and shot down the sixth, who endeavored to escape. By this gallant act he prevented the enemy from enfilading our position and thereby saved the
lives of many of his comrades. In a later advance [October 8, 1918], while leading his men in an attack upon an enemy machine-gun nest, he was killed."
In addition, Youman was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the British Military Medal for Gallantry.
Overall, he appears to have been the most highly decorated soldier from Carteret County in World War

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you ...
11/10/2020

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you faces that some of you missed the first time around - hope we can get them identified this time - with your help, of course. Please Share.

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you ...
11/02/2020

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you faces that some of you missed the first time around - hope we can get them identified this time - with your help, of course. Please Share.

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11/01/2020

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Identified: Presenting Haddie Neal Hamilton who had this photo taken in the MHC waterfront studio of Jerry Schumacher some time between late 1951 and early 1958. Thanks to Evelyn Yeomans and Dorothy Chadwick Davis for the positive ID.

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10/30/2020

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Identified: Presenting Craven Barwick Brooks, Sr., of Kinston, who was a landowner and farmer in Carteret County. He also was a Gales Creek and Club Colony in Atlantic Beach housing developer. His farms were in Bogue, Cedar Point, Gales Creek, and near Newport behind what is now the flea market. His son says he always smoked cigars and drove a pickup truck. Thank much to Craven Brooks Jr., who now lives in Morehead City and has a copy of this photo, and Martha Smith Brooks who contacted him. This image was taken in Jerry Schumacher's MHC waterfront studio between 1952 and 1958.

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10/30/2020

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Identified: Presenting, Corbet Harvey "C.H." Davis and Janet Wade Davis. Smyrna High School, 1952, mother and father to Gail Davis Hunnings. Thanks also to Gaylyn Henninger for this positive identification. Taken in Jerry Schumacher's MHC waterfront studio in 1952.

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10/28/2020

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From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you faces that some of you missed the first time around - hope we can get them identified this time - with your help, of course. Please Share.

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you ...
10/28/2020

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you faces that some of you missed the first time around - hope we can get them identified this time - with your help, of course. Please Share.

OK, this image might be familiar to some, but many of us don't know "WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?" Perhaps, it is the play prod...
10/27/2020

OK, this image might be familiar to some, but many of us don't know "WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?" Perhaps, it is the play produced by F.C. Salisbury for Morehead City's Centennial Celebration? Perhaps? Maybe a high school production? You tell us The photographer is unidentified, but could be Aycock Brown, or Jerry Schumacher....

To the Humphrey, Weeks, or Parker family members...just got five images from Laura Newman - early 1913 images...these ne...
10/22/2020

To the Humphrey, Weeks, or Parker family members...just got five images from Laura Newman - early 1913 images...these need identifying...Here's one.

Published image by Jerry SchumacherCarteret County News Times, October 21, 1955Title: “Fish by the Truck Loads”Caption: ...
10/22/2020

Published image by Jerry Schumacher
Carteret County News Times,
October 21, 1955
Title: “Fish by the Truck Loads”
Caption: “This is the size of some of the catches being taken by beach crews on Bogue Banks. The spot, mullet, trout, and mackerel taken in the nets are loaded in trucks like this one pictured here and then unloaded at fish houses where they are prepared for shipment to market.”

On the back of the original print it reads: “Leo’s Fish House . . . Mullet Bloom Results”

Lina Weaver says "That is my dad in the black pants looking at fish. His name was alvin wade."

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you ...
10/21/2020

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you faces that some of you missed the first time around - hope we can get them identified this time - with your help, of course. Please Share.

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you ...
10/20/2020

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you faces that some of you missed the first time around - hope we can get them identified this time - with your help, of course. Please Share.

Unknown: This guy is probably a Beaufort high school graduate between 1952 and 1958....you might have missed him the fir...
10/16/2020

Unknown: This guy is probably a Beaufort high school graduate between 1952 and 1958....you might have missed him the first time out, so try again...do you know him? Tx. for sharing.

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you ...
10/14/2020

From the "unknowns" of the Jerry Schumacher Collection of the Carteret County Historical Society, may we present to you faces that some of you missed the first time around - hope we can get them identified this time - with your help, of course. Please Share.

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10/12/2020

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Presenting Preston "Tony" Johnson, a 9 year old from Beaufort who was the 1953 March of Dimes Poster Child in Carteret County. CCNT January 20, 1953.

I want to thank everyone for helping out with the Schumacher photo identification project. Here, 31 weeks into the pande...
10/08/2020

I want to thank everyone for helping out with the Schumacher photo identification project. Here, 31 weeks into the pandemic, together, we've been able to identify 136 previously "unknowns", providing them with names, school affiliation, parents, siblings and, in come cases, occupations. There are still more awaiting ID's, so, I will continue to post images here, and share them with the various sites on FB that have assisted us here at the Carteret County Historical Society. BTW: if you would like to come down to the museum and look at the remaining "unknowns", email me at [email protected], and we'll arrange a time for you to check them out. Stay safe, and thanks again for all your help!

Help us with this: We found this women's photograph by Schumacher with the name "Sanderson" written on the back. Can you...
10/07/2020

Help us with this: We found this women's photograph by Schumacher with the name "Sanderson" written on the back. Can you fill in the blanks? TX. and share!

Jerry Schumacher was a professional free-lance photographer that took both cameos photographs,and studio portraits in an...
10/07/2020

Jerry Schumacher was a professional free-lance photographer that took both cameos photographs,and studio portraits in and around Carteret County, Morehead City, Beaufort, etc., from late 1951 to 1958. The images shown within these album are here for identification purposes. The CC historical society owns a majority of Schumacher's work, including positives and negatives. Please help us identify anyone shown in these albums, if they have not already been discovered and revealed by a previous. Any help is appreciated. Steve Anderson, Museum Director

Jerry Schumacher was a professional free-lance photographer that took both cameos photographs,and studio portraits in an...
10/07/2020

Jerry Schumacher was a professional free-lance photographer that took both cameos photographs,and studio portraits in and around Carteret County, Morehead City, Beaufort, etc., from late 1951 to 1958. The images shown within these album are here for identification purposes. The CC historical society owns a majority of Schumacher's work, including positives and negatives. Please help us identify anyone shown in these albums, if they have not already been discovered and revealed by a previous. Any help is appreciated. Steve Anderson, Museum Director

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10/07/2020

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Identified: Presenting Elizabeth Webb "Betsy" (nee Thornton) Lewis, from CCNT article of January 1, 1954, of Morehead City High School. She sat for Jerry Schumacher at his Morehead City studio in 1953.. This is one of many images in the Tony Seamons Jr. photograph collection of the Cart.Co. Historical Society. Our thanks to Betsy’s cousin Susan Jones and Rilla Gould for polsitive identification.

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10/07/2020

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Identified: Presenting Elizabeth Ann "Pat" (nee Arnold) Taylor who was positively identified by Kathie Bray, her sister. Kathie says "Of course she was very young here but she and her husband Earl Taylor started and owned the T & W Restaurant on Hwy 58, Cape Carteret. She passed away Dec, 2008 and Earl in 2017. She surely was beautiful. They both are missed greatly."
This image is a part of the Tony Seamons Jr. photograph collection of the Cart.Co. Historical Society.

Jerry Schumacher was a professional free-lance photographer that took both cameos photographs,and studio portraits in an...
10/06/2020

Jerry Schumacher was a professional free-lance photographer that took both cameos photographs,and studio portraits in and around Carteret County, Morehead City, Beaufort, etc., from late 1951 to 1958. The images shown within these album are here for identification purposes. The CC historical society owns a majority of Schumacher's work, including positives and negatives. Please help us identify anyone shown in these albums, if they have not already been discovered and revealed by a previous. Any help is appreciated. Steve Anderson, Museum Director

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10/05/2020

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Identified: Presenting Mary Nelson Potter. Our thanks to Rita Mason Stevens who says “she looks like a dead "ringer for Miss Mary. Taken in Jerry Schumacher’s Morehead City studio sometime between 1951 and 1958.

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10/05/2020

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Identified: Presenting Martha Leary, graduate of Atlantic HS Class of 1956. Taken in Jerry Schumacher's Morehead City Studio in 1956.

Identified: Presenting Bob Slater, husband of Irene Sabiston. Photo taken by  Jerry Schumacher in his Morehead City Stud...
10/05/2020

Identified: Presenting Bob Slater, husband of Irene Sabiston. Photo taken by Jerry Schumacher in his Morehead City Studio between 1951 and 1958.

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10/05/2020

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Identified: Two promo shots of a very famous Lucille Ball, middle 1950s, who apparently visited Carteret County, these images begin taken by Jerry Schumacher inside the Blue Ribbon Club which was then located near the present day culinary school of Carteret Community College. Does anyone remember this occasion?

Jerry Schumacher was a professional free-lance photographer that took both cameos photographs,and studio portraits in an...
10/05/2020

Jerry Schumacher was a professional free-lance photographer that took both cameos photographs,and studio portraits in and around Carteret County, Morehead City, Beaufort, etc., from late 1951 to 1958. The images shown within these album are here for identification purposes. The CC historical society owns a majority of Schumacher's work, including positives and negatives. Please help us identify anyone shown in these albums, if they have not already been discovered and revealed by a previous. Any help is appreciated. Steve Anderson, Museum Director

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10/05/2020

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Identified: Presenting a very young Alfred "Al" Chestnut, taken in the Morehead City Studio of Jerry Schumacher, sometime around his first and third birthdays, 1951-1958.

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10/05/2020

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Identified: Presenting a very young David Outlaw, taken in the Morehead City Studio of Jerry Schumacher, sometime around David's first birthday, 1951-1958. Tom Outlaw adds that David Outlaw was born Sept. 3, 1956.

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10/05/2020

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Identified: Presenting Miss Victoria Taylor of Beaufort. She eventually married Am Ballou Sr. Taken in Jerry Schumacher's MHC waterfront studio in the middle 1950s. Thanks to Rita Mason Stevens and Lina for helping identify her.

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1008 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC
28557

General information

The Carteret County Historical Society is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization run by volunteers and one full-time paid staff member and one part-time staff member. Our History Museum has a minimal charge of $3 per adult and $1 per child (5-18). Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday plus 1st Saturday of each month (Winter Hours) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's supported by donations, grants, fund-raisers and membership dues. The Historical Society publishes the CCHS Quarterly and various books related to Carteret County.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

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+2522477533

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