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Phone Number

(910) 477-5151

General Inquiry

General Inquiry

Staff Directory

NCMM System

Joseph K. Schwarzer II


NCMM System

David Bennett

Curator of Maritime History

(252) 504-7756

NCMM System

Cyndi Brown

Public Relations Coordinator

(252) 504-7744

Museum Manager

John M. Moseley

Museum Manager

(910) 477-5152

Education Department

Shannon Walker

Curator of Education

(910) 477-5153

Visitor Services

Kyra McCormick

Visitor and Volunteer Services Coordinator/Museum Store Manager

(910) 477-5151

Friends of the Museum

Cathy Dudley


(910) 477-5154

Friends of the Museum

Tom Hale


(410) 375 – 0856

Meet the Staff!

Kyra McCormick


Caucasian female in jeans, boots, jacket and scarf smiles in front of large display of buoys
Kyra McCormick, Visitor and Volunteer Services Coordinator/Gift Shop Manager

Originally from Westerly, RI, McCormick attended Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, and studied archaeology and public history. To escape Erie’s lake effect snow, she relocated to the area to gain MA in public history from UNCW. Prior to being hired here, she worked part-time at the Burgwin- Wright House as a historical interpreter and a weekend manager at the Bellamy Mansion.

Research interests include…

Katy Menne


Katy Menne, Curator of Education

Growing up in a military family, Katy has had the opportunity to travel all over the world, however, she calls California home. She earned her BA in History and Masters in Teaching Secondary Social Studies at the University of South Carolina. Katy has been teaching in formal and informal settings since 2011. She joined the museum in 2018 as the Curator of Education.

Research interests include…
– World War II: German tactics, Russian involvement, Pacific theater
– 1960s: Music and media influence, Cuban Missile Crisis, Presidency and family dynamics of the Kennedy’s
– US Life-Saving Service
– Lighthouses
– Military History