Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Albemarle Roundtable Restarts

The Museum of the Albemarle kicks off its Fall Albemarle Historical Roundtable on Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 pm. The lecture series features Dr. Rebecca Seaman and is entitled “First Contact?: Reassessing Jamestown and Native Americans in the First Years.” Dr. Seaman, a Professor of History at Elizabeth City State University will be speaking in the Museum’s Gaither auditorium. This event is free to the public.

Dr. Rebecca Seaman has over 30 years experience in the field of education. She earned her bachelor degree in Social Science Secondary Education from Columbus College in Georgia. After a brief period of teaching and researching in Europe, she earned her masters in History at Auburn University. She earned her PH.D. from Auburn in 2001. Dr. Seaman currently teaches at Elizabeth City State University in the Department of History and Political Science. She also serves as the History Education Coordinator for secondary education in collaboration with ECSU’s Teacher Education Program.

The Roundtable presentation on September 6th will place the interaction of English and Pamunkeys (the Algonquians under Powhatan’s leadership) into perspective with contemporary events and issues as the Native Americans viewed their early contact experience.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. 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. The Museum of the Albemarle is a regional section of the State History Museum Division, Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina.

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