Friday, September 12, 2008

Tar Heels presentation at the Museum

"Why We Are Called Tar Heels: North Carolina Navel Stores"

(Elizabeth City, NC) Harry Warren, Director of the North Carolina Museum of the Forestry, will present “Why We Are Called Tar Heels: North Carolina Navel Stores” at the Museum of the Albemarle on Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 pm in the Gaither Auditorium as part of the Albemarle Roundtable held monthly. Mr. Warren will discuss the development and economic importance of tar, turpentine, rosin and pitch and how North Carolinian's obtained their colorful nickname.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, 2:00pm-5:00pm.Closed Mondays and State Holidays. 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. "Telling Our Stories".

Contact: Thomas Spagnol
Communication Specialist
Museum of the Albemarle
501 S. Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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