Friday, December 4, 2009

“Friends in Liberty: North Carolina in the American Revolution”

Contact: Lori Meads, Educator, 252-335-1453
“Friends in Liberty: North Carolina in the American Revolution”

(Elizabeth City, NC) The Museum of the Albemarle will show the newly produced film “Friends in Liberty: North Carolina in the American Revolution” on Sunday, January 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Gaither Auditorium. The film is produced by the North Carolina Museum of History and funded by the State Officers Club, North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

The film “Friends in Liberty” follows the experiences of 14-year-old Hugh McDonald and his friend, Anne Taylor. The film is based on the original journal of McDonald, the son of Scottish Loyalists, who joined the Sixth North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Army in 1776. The fictitious character Anne Taylor gives us a girl’s view of life during the Revolutionary War as she struggles with increasing responsibilities at home after her brother Samuel joins the militia.

For more information contact 252-335-1453.

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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