The History Place is located at 1008 Arendell Street in Morehead City.
The building has been on this site since 2002 and houses an interesting collection of Carteret County artifacts and an excellent historical research library.
The museum is free to the public. The Carteret County Historical Society has over 600 members. Many of its members volunteer at the museum as docents or tour guides, run the gift shop, and assist visitors using research materials in the library.
The Research Library, in addition to providing materials which document and interpret the museum collections, contains the best collection of basic Civil War materials in eastern North Carolina and an especially notable genealogy collection. Researchers come from far and wide to use the library which is open to the public at no charge.
The museum's gift shop offers unique gifts for children and adults in addition to books on a wide variety of subjects.
For more information on the Carteret County Historical Society and the Carteret County Museum of History and Art call 247-7533.