Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Day on the River Featuring the Classic Moth Boat

The Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle invite you to participate in the 19th annual “A Day on the River featuring the Classic Moth Boat” Saturday September 15. Free family activities begin at 10:00 am on the Museum Green with children’s crafts such as making a sail boat, a pirate hat, designing a pirate flag and learning to talk like a pirate. Inside the Gaither Auditorium from 11:00 am-1:00 pm enjoy a book reading and signing of "Lindy Lobster" with popular Outer Banks author Suzanne Tate. The Regatta begins at 11:00 am, and races will continue throughout the day featuring classic moth boats and classes for other small boats. At 1:00 pm inside the Auditorium Kevin Duffus will present a lecture: "War Zone: World War II off North Carolina’s Outer Banks."

On sale now and throughout the day are limited edition t-shirts featuring the classic moth boat at $15.00 each.

A Museum benefit dinner will begin at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available through the Museum at $10.00 each. All proceeds from the benefit dinner and the sale of t-shirts and other memorabilia will benefit the Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South 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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