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Tucked away on the second floor of Belhaven’s Old Town Hall is the Belhaven Memorial Museum, a museum dedicated to providing a snapshot of life in the nineteenth and early-twentieth century. The museum holds artifacts of all kinds, from clothing and canned goods to wartime machinery and dolls. The museum began as Mary Eva Blount Way’s private collection and has since grown to include the possessions of others from the area.
During World War II, Beaufort County began broadcasting US news and information to countries in South America, Central America, and Africa through the Voice of America radio station. Voice of America was an important way to communicate to these other countries during the war and especially during the 1950s, gaining it national renown. The station continued to operate with sites in both Beaufort and Pitt Counties until 2006 when the signal permanently went down.
The Aurora Fossil Museum, located in Aurora, North Carolina, was founded in 1976 and was the first fossil museum in the region. The museum displays the fossils uncovered in phosphate deposits in the area. In 2016, the museum celebrates its fortieth anniversary and its rich history in educational outreach and promoting geology.