North Carolina Shell Club

SOME HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS


• 9 March 1957 - Formative Meeting at NC Museum of Natural History, Raleigh

• 3 October 1964 - Club initiative on designating a state shell begins (36th meeting)

• 12 December 1964 - Club nominates & campaigns for Scotch Bonnet as NC State Shell

• 28 May 1965 - NC General Assembly adopts Scotch Bonnet as official State Shell

• 14 May 1966 - Carl Withrow is auctioneer at Club’s first fund-raising auction

• 22-26 August 1966 - Host to 32nd Annual Meeting of American Malacological Union, Chapel Hill

• 2 October 1971 - 1st Public Shell Show- IMS Coker Hall, Morehead City

• 20 January 1973 - 2nd Public Shell Show- NC Museum of Natural History, Raleigh

• 9 November 1974 - 3rd Public Shell Show- University Mall, Chapel Hill

• 22-23 October 1976 - 4th Public Shell Show- Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh

• 12 November 1977 - 5th Public Shell Show- NC Marine Resources Ctr, Salterpath

• 27 January 1978 - Club incorporated as North Carolina Non-Profit Organization

• 16-21 July 1978 - Host to 44th Annual Meeting of American Malacological Union, Wilmington

• 19-20 October 1979 - 6th Public Shell Show- Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh

• 6 December 1980 - 7th Public Shell Show- NC Museum of Natural History, Raleigh

• 23-24 October 1981 - 8th Public Shell Show- Independence Mall, Wilmington

• 9-10 November 1984 - 9th Public Shell Show- Independence Mall, Wilmington

• 12-14 November 1993 - 18th Public Shell Show- Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington

• 18-20 September 1998 - 23rd Public Shell Show- NC Aquarium, Ft. Fisher

• 10-12 September 1998 - 24th Public Shell Show- NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores

• 24-26 September 2004 - 29th Public Shell Show- NC Museum of Natural Scinces, Raleigh

• 21-23 September 2007 - 32nd Public Shell Show- Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington

• 5 November 2010 - NC Shell Club Scholarship in Malacology established at UNC-Wilmington

• 11-15 August 2014 - Host to 2014 Convention, Conchologists of America, Wilmington

• 20-21 September 2014 - 39th Public Shell Show- Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington

 

 

Click on above shell for a
Roster of all Club Officers

 

Click on above shell for an article written by Charlotte Hilton Green who was a well-known outdoor and nature columnist for the Raleigh News & Observer, and a charter member of our club. She published this article in Wildlife in North Carolina 34(7): 4-7 in July 1970.   It is a very thorough history of the club's first 12 years.

Click Above Shell
To read Doug Wolfe's Article which appeared in the December 2014 issue of American Conchologist about past club member Hugh Porter