Museum of the Albemarle is celebrating the Coast Guard Saturday and the public is invited.
Acutally, the museum celebrates the Coast Guard every day with its “Out of the Blue” exhibit, but this Saturday they’re adding to the fun with Coast Guard themed activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visitors can discover the history of the United States Coast Guard through the exhibit. While in the exhibit kids can take the time to try on uniforms and become part of a SAR (Search and Rescue) mission by becoming a member of Jay’s (H-60 Jayhawk) team to ‘rescue’ the bear. Participate in a hands-on activity and listen to the reading of “Mayday! Mayday! A Coast Guard Rescue” by Chris L. Demarest at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Out of the Blue: Coast Guard Aviation exhibit.
In the Gaither Auditorium at 1 p.m. view the documentary of Coast Guard: Helicopters to the Rescue. The one-hour documentary features “on-scene” footage of rescues with coast Guard helicopter and crews. Discover the teamwork required to successfully execute an at-sea or inland rescue. Circle S Stables will be on the Green of the Museum giving pony rides for a small fee.
Visit the Museum Shop and register to win a Coast Guard poster by local artist, Doug Lane – ATC USCG ret. Mr. Lane started cartooning Coast Guard aircraft when he created a logo for Coast Guard Air Station Sangley Point, Republic of the Philippines.
His aviation experience flying in Coast Guard aircraft as a radio and radar operator and a Search and Recue aircrew member has allowed him to put realistic detail into his cartoons.
This is a free family program. For more information call 252-335-1453.