Friday, June 20, 2008

Museum of the Albemarle - July Events

Contact: Thomas Spagnol, Communications Specialist
Phone: 252-335-1453
Museum of the Albemarle
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Our Story: A history of the Albemarle area featuring informative facts and over 750 artifacts.

Discovery Room: Discover Colonial Times - A "hands-on" approach to history geared to families.

"Plugs and Props: Classic Outboard Motors" - A collection of classic outboard motors used in the waterways of the Albemarle from 1900 to the present.

"Introductory Gallery Walks" - In July, every Thursday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Tours provide an overview to the museum's self-guided feature exhibit "Our Story" to the first time visitor.

"Discover Our Story" - From July to September, every Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Inspiring tours of the feature exhibit "Our Story" that focuses on a selected era or topic spanning a variety of times, places, and genres.

"Discover Special Exhibits" - From August to September, every Thursday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Tours provide meaningful insight into selected current exhibits.

"Drop in Friday" - From July to September, every Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Drop in the museum to enjoy the featured program or activity. This program utilizes storytelling, activities, costumed interpretation or demonstrations. Program will vary from week to week.

July 11, Friday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Designers' Workshop: "Christmas in July"
Get a jump-start on the season. Design and make you own wreath with a coastal theme. Wreaths may also be constructed with summer theme. Groups please call to schedule this workshop on an alternate day. This workshop is designed for adults. Registration and fee required. $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.

July 15, Tuesday, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All About Pirates Day!
Pirate centered Demonstrations and Activities at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Visit with roaming pirates (aka Jr. Docents).
View the Blackbeard Memorabilia Exhibit.
Reading and book signing with Children's Author Mary Maden at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Book to be discussed is The Secret of Blackbeard's Teasure.
Reception and Book Signing at 6:00 pm.
Lecture with Kevin Duffus - Researcher, Documentary Filmmaker Presents: The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate at 7:00 pm.

July 16, Wednesday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Archaeology 101 for Kids
Spend the day learning about the world of archaeology. Search for objects hidden in the dirt. Participants are allowed to keep what they find.

For more info on the Museum of the Albemarle please call 252-335-1453 or check out

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