Coastal Voices

Coastal Voices is an oral history project about the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks and Down East region of coastal North Carolina.  Garrity-Blake and West started the project with a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 that drew the financial support of more than individuals, businesses, and organizations.  A series of workshops on oral history interviewing and recording engaged local residents in capturing their community's legacy of resiliency and strength.  A project of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, Coastal Voices expanded with support from the National Park Service, the Outer Banks Community Foundation, and the Outer Banks History Center.