Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Salute to Gates County!

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453

(Elizabeth City, NC) Sunday, December 13th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the Museum of the Albemarle will pay special tribute to Gates County, one of the 13 counties in its interpretive region. A focus on Gates County artifacts from the "Our Story" exhibit and special recognition from Gates dignitaries will form the afternoon’s program.

The highlight of the program will be the unveiling of the recently restored "Nixon/Lassiter Log Cabin Quilt."

The quilt had been hand made in 1886 by Ida Gordon Lassiter Nixon, the first wife of William Nixon Jr. to commemorate their wedding.A generous contributor from Hertford, Perquimans County decided to fund the restoration project through MOA’s Adopt an Artifact Program.

Guest speakers and presenters for this event include Edith Seiling, Ray Freeman, Linda Hofler, and Cynthia Nixon Mastro.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this tribute to Gates County. Light refreshments will be served.

Adopt an Artifact
Help the Museum of the Albemarle protect our state treasures by adopting an artifact in need of conservation. Your tax-deductible donation in any amount will help support the museum’s mission of preserving artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of northeastern North Carolina. The Nixon/Lassiter quilt on display is an example of an artifact that was conserved through the Adopt an Artifact program.

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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