Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
Built as a tribute to the history of the residents of Harkers Island, and to preserve the practice of decoy carving, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum serves as a gathering place for the heritage and traditions of Core Sound. Decoy carving, an established tradition in coastal North Carolina, involves skilled artisans carving a perfect replica of a duck from a block of wood. The ducks were used, quite literally, as decoys during duck hunting season. The museum frequently hosts live demonstrations from actual decoy carvers in their “decoy-carving workshop."