Pea Island Preservation Society presents A Checkered Past exhibit at Dare Arts

By on January 20, 2023

A Checkered Past

The Story of Keeper Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesaving Station

On display February 3-25, 2023 in the Vault Gallery at Dare Arts
Opening reception on Friday, February 3 from 6 to 8pm
Dare Arts and Pea Island Preservation Society

In celebration of Black History Month, theĀ Pea IslandĀ Preservation Society, Inc.Ā (PIPSI) will be displaying paintings, photographs, andĀ other information about the story of Keeper Richard Etheridge and the Pea IslandĀ Lifesaving Station in our Vault Gallery.

The show will open on Friday, February 3 at 6pm.Ā PIPSI board members and descendants of the Pea Island Lifesavers will be at the opening reception to answer questions and share information about the nation’s first black Keeper, the all-black crew heĀ commanded, and theĀ integrated crews, known as checkerboard crews,Ā that Keeper Etheridge and others once served on.
The show will remain on display through Saturday, February 25.

The Pea Island Preservation Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the history of Keeper Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers.


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