(Elizabeth City, NC) The Museum of the Albemarle will be host to the North Carolina Archaeological Society's 2009 Annual Spring meeting May 1 and 2. Keynote speaker will be Ashley Atkins, Archaeologist with the College of William and Mary, and member of the Pamunkey Indian tribe in Virginia. Ms. Atkins will speak from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 1 in the Museum’s auditorium. Her address is entitled: "Werowocomoco: A Powhatan Place of Power in the Past and Present," archaeological investigations of Werowocomoco, the village occupied by Powhatan at the time of the Jamestown Settlement. Afterwords, light refreshments will be served.
Registration begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 2, for the days events. From 8:30 am to 9:00 am there will be a North Carolina Archaeological Society (NCAS) board meeting.
From 9:00 am until 12 noon there will be archaeological presentations and hands-on exhibits at various locations throughout the Museum. From 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, a catered lunch from Captain Bob's of Hertford is available for $10, pre-registration is required. This event is free (except lunch) and the public is welcome. For a detailed list of Saturday’s events, go to www.rla.unc.edu/ncas, and click on Spring 2009 newsletter.
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 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. Treasure NC Culture. www.ncculture.com