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Possible new location for Beachcomber Museum.

Sporadically open but fascinating, the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum in Nags Head has been hoping to find a way to open their doors more often. As Kip Tabb reports, writing for the Outer Banks Voice, that hope may finally be coming true.

What Nellie Myrtle Midgette collected. A small sampling of what the Beachcomber Museum holds.

What Nellie Myrtle Midgette collected. A small sampling of what the Beachcomber Museum holds.

“Located on the Beach Road in Nags Head, the Mattie Midgette Store has been a part of Outer Banks life since 1932. Now home to the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum, the building houses a treasure trove of sea glass, fulgurite and flotsam that its original owner, Nellie Myrtle Midgette, collected over the years.

As a museum, though, the location has always been a problem. Parking is inadequate, with room for four or five cars on the property, forcing any overflow alongside the Beach Road.

As a consequence, the museum rarely opens.”

There are still some important steps to take, but the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum may finally be moving to a new home. Check out the rest of the story in the Outer Banks Voice.

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