Welcome to the
Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum
Located in Historic
Mattie Midgette's Store
on North Carolina's Outer Banks
in the heart of Old Nags Head
The Beachcomber Museum will be open for viewing of the
Nellie Myrtle Collection
Friday, May 24 and Monday May 27 from
10 AM ~ 5 PM
Admission is free!
We hope you can make it by for a visit!
The Beachcomber Museum is located on
the west side of Hwy 12, the Beach Road,
at Mile Post 13 just south of Jockeys Ridge.
It is between Dune Street to the south
and Soundside Road to the North.
4008 South Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
Post Office Drawer Three
More info HERE...
"I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way
Where the wind's like a whetted knife."
"For most of her 74 years, Nellie Myrtle – as everyone called her – walked at dusk and dawn, day in and day out, along the oceanfront, the sound side and the dunes at Jockey’s Ridge, scouting for beach glass, bottles, old dolls, anything interesting that the sea tossed aside or the sands gave up. By the time she died in 1992, she had amassed jar after jar of sea glass, sorted by color; seashells of every distinction; colorful plastic toys that fill a big basket; bottles of every color and size, some containing messages; and numerous nautical artifacts."
Catherine Kozak ~ The Virginian Pilot ~ Norfolk Virginia
A stunning 12" antique Japanese fishing net float hangs
from the ceiling in circa 1914 Mattie Midgette's Store
The Nellie Myrtle Collection
Beach glass from the Collection:
A large piece of cobalt bonfire glass, a variety of blue beach glass, one stunning lavender chunk
and background cameos by green make this sunset array by Dorothy Hope a classic!
The Nellie Myrtle Beachcomber Collection
Mattie Midgette's Store ~ Old Nags Head
Below, the morning sun lights up some of the shelves in the museum.
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