The rescue and reconstruction of the Museum of The Albemarle’s c. 1755 Jackson House will be featured on UNC-TV’s Our State show on November 1, 2007 at 8:00 pm. The story is the result of over a year of taping and interviews by UNC-TV crews and museum staff. The segment features construction progress of the Jackson house, the anchor of the Museum’s second floor main gallery and a key part of “Our Story:” the history of the Albemarle region. Reconstruction and assembly of the Proctor smokehouse, an early 19th century log-plank smokehouse is also featured along with interviews with Curator Tom Butchko, Restoration Carpenter Russell Steele, and Restoration Specialist Reid Thomas, from the North Carolina State Historic Preservation’s eastern office and the Museum staff. Both the Jackson House and the Proctor smokehouse interpret the lives of many ambitious Albemarle farmers during the late colonial and early federal periods.
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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. Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina.