Monday, July 19, 2010

July 2010 - Albemarle Sounds at MOA!

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453

(Elizabeth City, NC) Sweet barbershop harmonies will fill the Gaither Auditorium Sunday July 25 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm as the Museum of the Albemarle presents the Albemarle Sounds, barbershop singers from Edenton. The group formed in 1991 and has since performed in many different venues all over the region. This is a free family program.

This event is presented as a part of the Museum’s exhibit: New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music. For more information, call 252-335-1453.

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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