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obx beachcomber museum = hidden treasure

The Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum in Nags Head is opening for it’s 12th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE! The Museum will be open Saturday, December 20, 2014 ~ 9 AM ~ 4 PM , and admission is free. This is the last date the museum will be open this year, so grab your family and friends and treat yourself!

Inside is one of the most complete collections of seaglass ever assembled in one place. Writing for Wrightsville Beach Magazine, Marimar McNaughton weaves a marvelous tale of the amazing woman responsible for the collection, and the times that she lived in.

The Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum, MP 13, Beach Road, Nags Head.

The Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum, MP 13, Beach Road, Nags Head.

“Nellie Myrtle Pridgen was pretty fussy about who shared the contents of her sea chest. Pridgen, a Nags Header, was part sleuth, part scientist, pioneer environmentalist, feminine recluse and curmudgeon.

Though she passed away in 1992, she remains the Outer Banks’ legendary beachcomber. Walking the same stretch of sand daily, hands clenched behind her back and head bent in observation, she sought what the ocean fetched by tide or storm and pirated rare finds in her personal cache.”

 

Nellie Myrtle Pridgen and the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum is a wonderful slice of Outer Banks history. Read the whole story in Wrightsville Beach Magazine.

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