August 13, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 11, 2014 – Get ready to go back to school by taking a trip to a schoolroom of the past. In conjunction with the Museum of the Albemarle’s “Under Both Flags: Civil War in the Albemarle” and “Discover the Civil War through Photography” we will give a glimpse of a school day during the 1860s. Check out the difference between school rules of the past and your school rules today. A classroom will be set up to represent a one-room school taught. Read from McGuffey’s Readers, solve arithmetic problems on a slate and “make your manners” to the schoolmarm. Watch out, though! You might be crowned with the “dunce cap” if you’re not careful.
Many children in the North and the South participated in fundraising events to support soldiers during the Civil War. Northern school children held “Penny Drives”. We will be holding a Penny Drive at the Museum to help support the Discovery Room. Join the fun and help fill our penny jar!
MOA’s Junior Docents will be leading the program and hand-on activities. Many will be in period clothing.
The general public is invited to attend this free event without a reservation. Groups are welcome and we urge you to call early for reservations as we will fill up fast. Don’t be late when the school bell rings or you might miss recess!
For more information concerning the event call 252-335-1453.
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.
About The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art; NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.