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Lois W. Bradshaw Volunteer of the Year Award
It is with great delight that we announce the 2014 winner of the Lois W. Bradshaw Volunteer of the Year Award. John M. Havel was presented the honor that is given annually to someone who has donated their time and energy to advance the mission of the Outer Banks History Center.
During the past year John has assisted with exhibit construction and installation, staffed the reading room, identified images, photographed History Center events and donated items to the center’s collections.
John and his wife Aida (who serves on the Friends of the OBHC Board) reside in Raleigh. When he is not at his job as a graphic designer, John enjoys researching the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, traveling, and photographing their adventures.
Exhibit Award Winners Announced
Thanks to all who attended our opening reception for our new exhibit An Eye For Art, A Heart For History. We are especially grateful to the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center who volunteered their time and hospitality - Clark Twiddy, Karol Hines, Kathryn Lamb, Aida Havel, Dylan Tillett, Bob Machette and Jack Guard.
Awards were presented in five categories. “Best in Show” was given to Peter Hoppe for “Leona Faith of Wanchese,” a depiction of a derelict boat that formerly rested at Wanchese Harbor. Hoppe’s works are largely created on reclaimed and vintage items, in this case on an old wooden ironing board.
Donald Bowers of Chesapeake, Va., won two awards: Excellence for Best Depiction of Theme and People’s Choice. His evocative photograph, “Radiant Repose” is a cemetery scene near Salvo, a collection of headstones “rising from the sand and grasses, like a quaint relic washed ashore . . . looking steadfastly across the placid reach of the sound, toward the setting sun.” The People’s Choice is sponsored by Aida Doss Havel of a law practice, Separating Together, based in Raleigh. Best Depiction of Theme is sponsored by Bobbie and Dave Stager of Waveriders Coffee & Deli, Nags Head. Best in Show and two excellence awards are sponsored by the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center who also hosted the reception.
The Excellence Award for a Two-Dimensional Piece went to Jefferson Glover for his painting, “Memorial’ depicting the concrete cross that resides on the Manteo waterfront, dedicated in the mid-1970s to “rebuilding and strength in times of adversity.”
The Excellence Award for a Three-Dimensional Piece was given to Torin Francis for his pyrography inscribed gourd in a work that incorporates themes from 16th century maps and represents the maritime folklore of the Atlantic Ocean, rich in pirate legends and mythical sea life.
Other artists whose work is on display include Rodney Benson, Don Bryan, Miles Creef, Kitty Dough, Mary W. Edwards, Fay Edwards, Glenn Eure, Colleen “Cole” Fagersten, Catherine Hamill, Barbara Hanft, Roland McDevitt, Dave Huff, Carol Gaw Jones, Ray Matthews, Lane Meyers, Holly Overton, Shirley Ruff, Ada Corbell Scarborough, Jen Scialdone, Benton Tuck, Jim Vallone, and Drew Wilson.
The exhibit is on display through December
Exhibits at the History Center
The Outer Banks History Center Gallery is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. concurrent with the operating hours for Roanoke Island Festival Park. On weekends and holidays, enter the Gallery through Festival Park's Arrival Center.
New publications from researchers at the Outer Bank History Center
Steamboats on the Tar
A history of steamboats on the Tar and Pamlico Rivers in North Carolina from the early 1800's into the twentieth century. Includes the Civil War and an appendix of early river landings and plantations as well as an account of steamboat travel written by Samuel Ward Stanton. Any funds realized from the sale of Steamboats on the Tar will benefit the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center.
For more information on this publication read the April 10, 2014 History for all the People blog post.
When Ice Came to the Outer Banks
A true story, written by local authors, Alvah H. Ward and R. Wayne Gray, tells the story of how ice and its impact shaped the development of North Carolina’s coastal region. It is the intention of the authors to provide the History Center with the complete file of research material, photos and documents that were used in the preparation of the finished works.
For more information on this publication read the April 22, 2014 History for all the People blog post.
Social Media Accounts
News about the OBHC from History For All the People. The main blog of the Division of Archives and Records - a space for discussing new projects, upcoming events and other interesting news.
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