The Carteret County Historical Society is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization run by volunteers and one full-time paid staff member and one part-time staff member. The museum is free to the public. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's supported by donations, grants, fund-raisers and membership dues. The Historical Society publishes a history journal, "The Researcher" twice a year, a bi-monthly newsletter; "the History Place Newsletter", and various books related to Carteret County.