Museum Mondays

Since the Covid-19 caused the cancellation of the opening of The Beachcombing Center in our temporary location, I opted to create a “tiny museum” alternative location to showcase and broadcast our collection online from right in my own backyard during the quarantine, and until we can identify a permanent home for the collection. I transformed a writing studio (once used as a doghouse by previous owners!) into a space where I could display small exhibits, using a bay windowsill for changing exhibits and short talks on different collections.

The first Museum Monday was a tour of some donations we have received and items in my own collection (the vast majority of my personal collection is being donated to The Beachcombing Center except for a small private collection) that represent different geographical areas. Museum Mondays take place live on our Facebook page but also remain under the “videos” tab on the page. So far we have covered the new collection from the Nellie Myrtle Pridgen collection from the Outer Banks Beachcomber museum, bottle stoppers, beach-found marbles, and cobalt sea glass. We would love to hear from you about what topics you’d like to see covered in future Museum Mondays!

Please write to us at and let us know what beachcombing topics interest you!

Mary McCarthy
Executive Director