The Ocracoke Preservation Society is decked out for Christmas 2019. Photo by Traci DeVette Griggs

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Ocracoke Preservation Society will hold its upcoming winter events—the Wassail Party and Ocracoke Through Your Eyes Art Auction—virtually.

The Wassail Party will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, via Facebook live streaming and will include the raffle of a handmade by the Ocracoke Needle and Thread Club, which has created a quilt as an OPS fundraiser for the past 25 years.

Ticket sales help the Ocracoke Preservation Society fund since the museum has not opened this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which followed on the heels of Hurricane Dorian flooding in September 2019.

Raffle ticket sales and art auction purchases help fund the society’s programs, archival projects and the ongoing preservation of our island’s history.

For raffle tickets call 252-928-7375 or shop online at

Schedule for the Wassail party will be as follows:
5 p.m.:  Quilt raffle drawing and calling the winner
5:15 p.m.: The lighting of the OPS Community Christmas Tree in the yard of OPS

For the annual Ocracoke Through Your Eyes Art Auction on Jan. 23, the auction will be completely online.

Bidding will take place over the course of several days prior to Jan. 23. Then on that day, deadlines will be set for each piece and the bidding will be final. There will be no in-person bidding and no live event.

If you would like a canvas or two, please contact the OPS via email at and they mail them to you.

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