Since its founding in 1983, the Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS), a non-profit, community-based organization, has been dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. Our goal is to provide access to education, research, and exploration of the island’s rich... See More

Since its founding in 1983, the Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS), a non-profit, community-based organization, has been dedicated to preserving... See More

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What a huge success the 2024 OPS Art Auction was!! Thank you to everyone who bid and came out this evening. The winning bids will be posted on each piece and if you were the online bidding winner, you will get an email with instructions on how to pay.

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Brant Godfrey became a Trustee on the OPS Executive Committee in the Fall of 2020. His first interaction with OPS was serving on the Berkley Manor Steering Committee in the early 2000’s. Brant is a semiretired attorney from Winston-Salem, NC. He and his wife Beverly fell in love with the island... See More

Brant Godfrey became a Trustee on the OPS Executive Committee in the Fall of 2020. His first interaction with OPS was serving on the Berkley... See More

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Thank you to everyone who visited us this year, volunteered their time, and donated to one of our projects. We would not have had such a wonderful year without all of your support! We have a lot planned in 2024 and hope to see you at the museum or one of our events! Our next events will be in... See More

Thank you to everyone who visited us this year, volunteered their time, and donated to one of our projects. We would not have had such a wonderful... See More

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It's the time of the season for shopping! The OPS Museum & Gift Shop will be closed today and our last day of the season for in-person shopping will be Tuesday, December 5th. Everything is still 10-50% off, so take a look at our online store and pick out some Christmas presents!... See More

It's the time of the season for shopping! The OPS Museum & Gift Shop will be closed today and our last day of the season for in-person... See More

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Wreckage from the Carroll A. Deering once laid on Ocracoke's beach for many years before it was uplifted again during a Hurricane in 1955. It then washed up on Hatteras Island. Newspaper clipping courtesy Bill Cochran Collection, OPS Museum

Wreckage from the Carroll A. Deering once laid on Ocracoke's beach for many years before it was uplifted again during a Hurricane in 1955. It... See More

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Have you noticed the lovely garden flags outside of our museum this summer? We have quite a few patterns for sale in the OPS Gift Shop for you to buy your very own! Come by the museum's regular hours (Tues-Sat from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM) or visit our gift shop online!

Have you noticed the lovely garden flags outside of our museum this summer? We have quite a few patterns for sale in the OPS Gift Shop for you to... See More

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2023 Ocracoke Fig Festival = Huge Success! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the festival this year: the locals, the visitors, the vendors, the local businesses, the local fig growers, the musicians, the volunteers, the bakers and cooks, Chef Bill Smith and his sisters, those who... See More

2023 Ocracoke Fig Festival = Huge Success! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the festival this year: the locals, the visitors, the... See More

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We are looking for donations for the Fig Festival Silent Auction! If you have a business on the island or if you have a new or very gently used item you’d like to donate, message me (Debbie Leonard), and I’ll come pick it up! Last year’s auction was very successful! All money raised goes to... See More

We are looking for donations for the Fig Festival Silent Auction! If you have a business on the island or if you have a new or very gently used... See More

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