Elizabeth City, NC – The Museum of the Albemarle will host a visit of George Durant’s 1599 Bible from September 18 through September 29, 2012. Having the prominent position of North Carolina’s oldest book and having never been on public display in the region, it will be available for viewing in conjunction with the Arts of the Albemarle’s 2012 Design House located at Cobb’s Point in Elizabeth City.
Mr. Durant is recognized for his role in Culpepper’s Rebellion (1667-1679) and for having one of the earliest recorded land deeds in North Carolina dated August 1661. Portions of this tract of land are today called Durants Neck which is located in Perquimans County.
The Durant Bible is on loan courtesy of the University of North Carolina Wilson Library in Chapel Hill. Call the museum to schedule your group tour of the Durant Bible and to learn more about the Albemarle during proprietary rule.
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The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the Museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.