Friday, May 8, 2009

Currituck County Day at MOA

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453

(Elizabeth City, NC) Sunday, May 17th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the Museum of the Albemarle will pay special tribute to Currituck County, one of the 13 counties in its interpretive region. A focus on Currituck County artifacts, special recognition from Currituck dignitaries, and a decoy demonstration will highlight the afternoon's program.

The program will center around a decoy carving demonstration from well-known Currituck carver Jack Cox, winner of many awards including Best in Show from the International Wildfowl Carver's Association. The self-taught carver Cox will be on hand from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm to demonstrate and answer questions coinciding with the Museum's waterfowl and decoy exhibit, "Art DuckO".

Some of the more significant Currituck County artifacts on display in the Museum’s "Our Story" gallery include an American Indian water beaker, a Civil War era surgical kit, and the famous Liberty Pole.

Residents of Currituck County, and any, and all history buffs are invited to come and enjoy this tribute to Currituck County, one of the counties to make up the Museum of the Albemarle's historical interpretive area. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

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