Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July 2010 - 2nd Saturdays and New Harmonies at the Museum

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453
2nd Saturdays and New Harmonies at the Museum

(Elizabeth City, NC) The Museum of the Albemarle will host a variety of programs Saturday, July 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in cooperation with the North Carolina 2nd Saturday’s program and the Museum’s New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit. Beginning at 10:00 am, Douglass Jackson, Assistant Professor at ECSU will perform and discuss the differences in trumpets and the impact that the trumpet has had on jazz. DJ Tami from Miami will play it all from beach, alternative, appropriate rap, and pop music out on the porch starting at 11:00 am. From 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm learn about the African-American holiday tradition of Jonkonnu and watch a Jonkonnu performance from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. From 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm its “Carolina Jazz Connections” a presentation from veteran jazz writer/ radio announcer/historian Larry Thomas. Throughout the day visitors can participate in hands-on activities and tours led by the Museum’s Junior Docents.

New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more about New Harmonies and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit

Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

SITES connects millions of Americans with their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of art, science and history exhibitions. State humanities councils, located in each state and U.S. territory, support community-based humanities programs that highlight such topics as local history, literature and cultural traditions. To learn more, visit

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through 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 within the NC. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at

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