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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 […]

2nd Saturdays: Summer Fun Day!

2nd Saturdays: Summer Fun Day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014 10 a.m.–2 p.m. ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 22, 2014 – Wear your sunglasses and welcome summer with your beach blanket and a picnic on the Green. Join The Junior Docents at the Museum of the Albemarle beginning at 10 a.m. for a beach party where amateur DJs will play beach music while you try your steps on the dance floor. The limbo stick will test your flexibility! You might also make a toy sailboat and take part in other beach crafts. 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, […]

Historic Edenton Archaeological Investigation Searching for First Courthouse Starts July 28, 2014

Historic Edenton Archaeological Investigation Searching for First Courthouse Starts July 28, 2014

EDENTON, NC July 21, 2014 – Even in a town’s earliest days, there is a need for rules and justice. An archaeological investigation at the 1767 Chowan Courthouse Green July 28 to 31 will search for the town’s first courthouse, built in 1718. “We know there was a courthouse,” says Assistant State Archaeologist John Mintz. “We will try to determine the exact location.” Mintz will work with Shawn Patch from New South and Associates, to investigate the site. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) will be used to determine the best place to undertake the archaeological excavation and how deep to explore. The GPR readings will determine where the work is done. After completing the excavation the Courthouse Green will be carefully […]

History for Lunch: “Aviation Technical Training Center and the Rescue Swimmer Program”

History for Lunch: “Aviation Technical Training Center and the Rescue Swimmer Program”

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 13, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle will host History for Lunch on August 6, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lecture by a different speaker each month. The museum provides the beverage. You may come earlier to eat your lunch before the lecture begins. Did you know that the United States Coast Guard provides training for the three Coast Guard Aviation ratings here in Elizabeth City? Captain Charles A. Hatfield, P.E. will discuss the role that the Aviation Technical Training Center provides in training enlisted aviation forces in order to meet the mission of the United States Coast Guard.   For more information concerning the event call 252-335-1453.     […]

Museum of the Albemarle: Back to the Past, with a 21st-Century Twist

Museum of the Albemarle: Back to the Past, with a 21st-Century Twist

School Lunches with a Healthy Twist ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 13, 2014 – Join the Museum of the Albemarle for the lecture series, “Back to the Past, with a 21st -Century Twist”. On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10 a.m., Leslie Otts, MS, RD, LDN, discusses school lunches with a healthy twist. Start the year off on a healthy note for your little one. 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 […]

Museum of the Albemarle: Paint and Cookie: Happy Birthday, United States Coast Guard

Museum of the Albemarle: Paint and Cookie: Happy Birthday, United States Coast Guard

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 13, 2014 – Celebrate the birth of the United States Coast Guard by joining the Museum of the Albemarle and Serenity Arts Studio for Paint and Cookie: Happy Birthday, United States Coast Guard on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 3:30-5 p.m. atthe Museum of the Albemarle. The Museum and Serenity Studio Arts will join forces in creating a USCG 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 August 1, 2014 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at First Friday Art Walk. Program made possible by Sikorsky: A United Technologies Company. […]

NC Aquarium Way-Back Wednesdays look at the distant past

NC Aquarium Way-Back Wednesdays look at the distant past

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC June 11, 2014 – After you’ve seen the bygone beasts of Dinosaur Adventure at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, come inside for another peek at the prehistoric past with Way-back Wednesdays, themed around ancient animals. Activities every Wednesday through Aug. 27 focus on living links to distant history. Enjoy a stingray feeding at 10 a.m. The Creature Connection live animal program at 11 a.m. and an animal encounter at 2 p.m. also highlight creatures – alligators and sea turtles, for example — with ties to early times.         At 3:30 p.m., show off your acquaintance with long-ago creatures in an Aquarium jeopardy game. The little ones enjoy crafts on dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs and other […]

Eco-Heritage Camp: Journey to Freedom on the Pasquotank

Eco-Heritage Camp: Journey to Freedom on the Pasquotank

ELIZABETH CITY, NC June 9, 2014 – Students in Middle School and the 4th and 5th grade, join ARIES (Applied Research in Environmental Sciences NonProfit, Inc.) for a camp of PLAY, CREATIVITY, DISCOVERY, NATURE, and HERITAGE scheduled for July 7 through 11, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until Noon. The Eco-heritage Play is from conception to performance, that is, shadow puppets, scenery, scripting, story boards, lighting, sounds, movement, music, local history and ecology investigations. The Eco-Heritage Camp hosts include: Arts of the Albemarle, Dismal Swamp State Park, Museum of the Albemarle, and Port Discover. Create shadow puppets and a play by discovering fascinating stories and characters from old newspaper advertisements about runaways’ journeys through waterways, wetlands and swamps of the Pasquotank […]

Juneteenth Tour of the 13th Amendment Ending Slavery Visits Somerset Place June 6

Juneteenth Tour of the 13th Amendment Ending Slavery Visits Somerset Place June 6

CRESWELL, NC May 23, 2014 – A handful of documents changed the character of the United States. The 13th Amendment, which formally ended legal slavery in this country, is one of them. It will be exhibited by Somerset Place State Historic Site in the two-story enslaved community home June 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. As part of the observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War led by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, and in recognition of Juneteenth, June 19, the date many African-Americans observe as when the last of the enslaved in 1865 learned they were free, there will be a tour of North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment in June. “The 13th Amendment […]