Elizabeth City NC

Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Elizabeth City, North Carolina including the Museum of the Albemarle.

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

Culture Around Every Corner: October 8-11 RALEIGH, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – A celebration of Revolutionary War music and dance in Halfiax, behind-the-scenes Battleship tours in Wilmington and a mountain militia muster in Weaverville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun and learning start Thursday when the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort hosts an informal lunchtime chat about a French merchant ship’s role in the American Revolution. Later that day, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at its 1888 steam-powered fire engine and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a special screening of a series of films by […]

Summer Fun: School Days at the Museum of the Albemarle

Summer Fun: School Days at the Museum of the Albemarle

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 Edenton Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina

The Edenton Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina

Cynthia Kierner, Ph.D.   ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 11, 2014 – Join the Museum of the Albemarle for a lecture and book signing for the upcoming exhibit “Steeped in Time”on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. Cynthia S. Kierner, Ph.D., History Professor and Ph.D. Program Director at George Mason University will present The Edenton Tea Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina. Dr. Kierner’s talk is based on the essay she wrote for the book North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume I. Dr. Kierner is a specialist in the fields of early America, women and gender, and early southern history, she is the author or editor of eight books, including Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and […]

Historic Roanoke River Lighthouse Re-Opens in August

Historic Roanoke River Lighthouse Re-Opens in August

EDENTON, NC August 5, 2014 – History buffs and others will be rewarded after years of waiting for the restoration and public opening of the Roanoke River Lighthouse. The circa 1886 building will formally open on Aug. 15, at 10 a.m., but a special sneak peek will be offered Aug. 7 for a National Lighthouse Day Celebration. Admission is free on both days.   On Thursday, Aug. 7, staff of the Historic Edenton State Historic Site will be at Colonial Park in front of the lighthouse 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss the building and the restoration project. Tours from 2 p.m. to 4 p. m. will offer a look at the building interior before the finishing touches are […]

Museum of the Albemarle: At The Movies! For Kids

Museum of the Albemarle: At The Movies! For Kids

ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 5, 2014 – Come in and cool off at the Museum of the Albemarle on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. for an afternoon at the movies. Watch the movie the Swiss Family Robinson and learn that hard work and inventiveness can help you adapt to new environments. Free Family Program For More Information 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 […]

Museum of the Albemarle: Paint and Cookie

Museum of the Albemarle: Paint and Cookie

ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 5, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle will be the site of Paint and Cookie: Under the Sea theme on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 3:30-5 p.m. The Museum and Serenity Studio Arts will join forces in creating a mixed-media canvas.   Elementary age students will use paint, paper, and found objects to create a mixed-media masterpiece on canvas.   The masterpieces created by participants during the workshop will be highlighted at Serenity Studio Arts on September 5, 2014 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for 1st Friday Art Walk. Limited space and supply fee required.   For More Information Call 252-335-1453 The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. […]

Wilson Tobs Game in Edenton Cancelled

Wilson Tobs Game in Edenton Cancelled

Tobs In Playoffs with .500 Record WILSON, NC August 4, 2014 – The final regular season game, scheduled against the Edenton Steamers in Edenton, has been cancelled and will not be made up. This means the Wilson Tobs end the season at .500 with a 27-27 record and the three seed in the CPL Playoffs. The Tobs will have tomorrow off before playing host to the Edenton Steamers for Game One of their three game series. The entirety of the Tobs’ playoff run is sponsored by Greenlight with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 P.M. and gates opening at 6 P.M. The Tobs will then hit the road to take on the Steamers in Edenton on Thursday and again on Friday if […]

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 29, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle is preparing its 2015 schedule of speakers for two monthly programs and is seeking presenters. Back to the Past with at 21st Century Twist is held every first Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and may include a demonstration. History for Lunch is held every first Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and ends at approximately 1 p.m.  If you are interested in presenting a session during one of these programs, please contact the education department at the museum.   Please include your name, a brief biography, and contact information. Also include the title and brief description of your presentation. All contacts will be considered and notified by October 15, 2014. For […]

Masonic Apron Conservation viewing at the Museum of the Albemarle

Masonic Apron Conservation viewing at the Museum of the Albemarle

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 25, 2014 – Members of Eureka Lodge No. 317 recently gathered at the Museum of the Albemarle to view the circa 1872 Masonic apron worn by William Crawford Dawson. Bro Dawson was a member of Pasquotank Lodge No. 103 A. F. & A. M.  Eureka Lodge No. 317 A. F. & A. M. was charted by the Grand Lodge of North Carolina in 1872 of which Bro Dawson became a charter member. Eureka Lodge No. 317 donated the funds to conserve the apron.  After conservation, the apron will be displayed in the Museum’s main gallery Our Story. Dawson, born in Elizabeth City in 1831, attended local schools and became the city’s first photographer. During the Civil […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun starts Thursday at the coast, where the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will help kids make sandcastle-themed crafts and host a talk on the Life-Saving Service with author Chip Marshall, as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of […]

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