Stories From Our Staff

150 Years Ago This Week: The Beginnings of the Currituck Beach Light Station

By: Meghan Agresto, Currituck Beach Lighthouse Site Manager & Historian Corolla, NC – One hundred and fifty years ago, on June 19, 1874, at the …
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Love in the Light-House Service: Letters from Lighthouse Keeper William Shinault Donated to Currituck Beach Lighthouse

By Jane Bailey and Meghan Agresto Acts of love – from sending a heartfelt letter, to preserving those letters for over a century  – have …
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The In Between of Farm-to-Table: Seasonal Food Preservation on Roanoke Island

Reaping What Was Sewn (and “How To” Year-Round) Subsistence farming is an existence derived from the heart of the land, both beautiful and raw. To …
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Yes, Your Grandmothers’ Recipes! Sweet Potato Pie and More 

We at Island Farm wanted to highlight some less familiar recipes that highlight this sweet treat, with harvest just around the corner. Made fresh in …
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Sun-sational Photos Captured of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Artisans, surfers, photographers and beach bums: those single-mindedly dedicated to their craft flock to the Outer Banks, NC for inspiration and musing. A unique chain …
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Under the Fig Tree: A Seasonal and Generational Favorite

Summer memories all share a single secret, a common throughline: they are sweet, usually there is the feeling of the sun on your cheeks, a …
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Birthday Treat or Year Round Feat?

Sept ’23 Currituck Beach Lighthouse Blog For some, the experience of visiting the Currituck Beach Lighthouse (CBLH) built to illuminate the last dark shoreline on …
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May 2023 Programs at Island Farm

Island Farm’s May programs are listed below! Island Farm is open Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All programs are weather dependent, …
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A Brief History of Currituck Beach Light Station’s Smaller Keeper’s Dwelling

On the grounds of the Currituck Beach Light Station are two homes: a white, two-and-a-half story, 1876 duplex built from plans for a “First Order …
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