(Elizabeth City, NC) The Museum of the Albemarle will commemorate the Battle of Elizabeth City, fought on February 10, 1862 with its Civil War Living History Days on February 6, 2010. As the war in the Albemarle was largely one fought on the sounds and rivers as well as a partisan war, naval and partisan ranger reenactors will be present to discuss those aspects of the war through demonstrations, exhibits, and displays. Interpreters from the Civil War reenactor community have enthusiastically volunteered to present two days of programming. Friday, February 5’s event will be open for school group reservations from 9:00 am — 1:00 pm.
Saturday will be open to the public from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Demonstrations, mustering of the troops and artillery firing will occur on The Green and at Waterfront Park. Many exhibits of personal collections of Civil War era artifacts will be on display in the Lobby. Members of the Tar Heel Civilians, a North Carolina Civil War Reenactment Group will be presenting programs that bring the Civilian aspect of the wartime era to the public. A lecture series will be held in the Gaither Auditorium. Speakers and their topics include: Ronnie Woolard: "The Impact of Chaplains on Civil War Soldiers"; Jason Madre: "The Battle of Elizabeth City History of the Mosquito Fleet" and Bruce Long: CSS Appomattox.
To schedule your group for Student’s Day, Friday, February 5, please call the Museum’s Education Department at 252-331-4032, Saturday’s event is free and will be 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 9:00 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