Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July 2010 - MOA's Summer Fun Day

Contact: Lori Meads, Educator, 252-335-1453
Summer Fun Day - New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music

(Elizabeth City, NC) Join the Museum of the Albemarle for a “Summer Fun Day” on Tuesday, July 20, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The day will focus on the traveling exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music. To begin the day, Mr. Bert Berry of Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide visitors to the Museum with a brief history on the dulcimer and demonstrate by strumming a few tunes. Mr. Berry will allow visitors the opportunity to strum a few notes themselves. C-Shells will follow for the listening enjoyment of the young and the “young at heart” at 11:00 am in the Gaither Auditorium. C-Shells is a children’s musical duo that has been performing together for the past 15 years. As a children’s duo they use string instruments such as the guitar, banjo, dobro, and mandolin, as well as various percussion instruments, puppets, and entertainment props. The children and adults are encouraged to participate with hand motions and singing. At 12:15 pm, Mr. Douglas Jackson, Assistant Professor at Elizabeth City State University, will perform and discuss the difference in trumpets and cornets and the impact that the trumpet has had on jazz. A variety of hands-on activities will be available throughout the day with assistance provided by Museum of the Albemarle Junior Docents.

New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the North Carolina humanities council, a Statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the national Endowment for the Humanities. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. 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. 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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