Pea Island Preservation Society postpones ‘Checkerboard Crews and Colored News’ event

Station Pea Island, North Carolina USLSS Station #17, Sixth District Coast Guard Station #177 Captain Richard Etheridge (far left) and his Pea Island Life-Saving Station crew in 1896. Etheridge was the first African-American keeper of a U.S. Life-Saving Station and he commanded the only all African-American crew in the U.S.

The Pea Island Preservation Society regrets to inform the public that due to COVID-19 concerns, they have decided to postpone the black history program “Checkerboard Crews and Colored News.”

The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 3:00 pm at the College of The Albemarle – Dare, will be rescheduled for another time as soon as arrangements can be made.

We apologize for any inconvenience this matter has caused.  However, we think it best to postpone at this time, especially since a large crowd was expected, and because COVID-19 and cold/flu season is with us.

Hopefully, however, this delay will not deter your enthusiasm and interest in coming to our program when it is rescheduled. As soon as a new date is selected, we will let you know.

Please also note, given that our February 18th program is being postponed, we will not open the Pea Island Cookhouse Museum on February 19th from 2-4 p.m. as originally planned.