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"Eat, Drink and be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die.’ You can be as careful as you want, but you’re going to die anyway, so why not have fun?”
― Lemmy Kilmister

About Us

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Our History

Our History

McHorney’s WELCOMEs You To The Weird.

The Historical McHorney Odditorium...will surprise, challenge, and amuse visitors with its unstable and unpredictable physical circumstances within an atmosphere of wacky whimsicality.. 

Dedicated to the community of Currituck County.  Recognized by the Historical Society a civil war plantation home in Barco, North Carolina.  McHorney’s is a roadside attraction, a non-profit organization a oddity museum, art gallery, music venue, and event center.   


Curator Of The Historical McHorneys Odditorium

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Our History

Our History

Our History

Beginning with a Civil War-era home belonging to The McHorney Family,.  Erica Mason, McHorney’s creator and curator, has undertaken a labor of love in her delicate restoration of a local landmark. Mason’s vision consisted of transforming the historic structure into a non-profit multi-purpose venue and attraction encompassing a range of classifications, oddity museum, event center and art gallery. A walk inside will uncover a wide range of fascinating and bewildering sights.


McHorney’s is the culmination of a lifetime devotion to artists, culture, knowledge and history, honoring an 18th-century Currituck family who, in one generation, risked it all for what they believed in and in another, risked being “odd” to live how he believed. Erica Mason and the rest of the volunteers at McHorney’s welcome all to take a peek inside.


Ed McHorney was described as an odd man, hell-bent on keeping to his routines and way of life. He never married and for most of his adult life he lived in the house alone, farming the acreage for a modest living. Firmly set in his antiquated ways. Ed was content simply satisfied with being simple.


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Our Mission

Our History

Our Mission

Thru History, Art and Music.  We focus on making a positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. 

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