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. The museum is free to the public. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday plus 1st Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's supported by donations, grants, fund-raisers and membership dues. The Historical Society publishes a history journal, "The Researcher" twice a year, a bi-monthly newsletter; "the History Place Newsletter", and various books related to Carteret County.
Our mission statement is: To foster and promote public knowledge of, and interest in, the history and culture of the peoples of Carteret County and related areas through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and documentation of written and tangible artifacts.