Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 2010 - 2nd Saturday's at MOA

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453
Final 2nd Saturday’s Program at the Museum

(Elizabeth City, NC) The Museum of the Albemarle will host the summer’s final 2nd Saturday’s program on Saturday, August 14 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Across the State all Department of Cultural Resources museums and historic sites are offering 2nd Saturday’s programs. Explore the maritime influence on the culture, industry and recreation in the Albemarle region. Enjoy demonstrations and presentations by local musicians, skilled craftsmen, vendors and artists. From 10:00 am until 4:00 pm participate in coastal inspired hands-on activities led by the Junior Docents. Participate in fish printing, fish collage, signal flags and make a miniature sail boat. Bill Darrow, a local song writer and recording artist will perform sea shanties from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Paper Mountain singing duo will present a soulful package of blues, folk, country, jazz, rock and everything in between. At 11:00 am, and again at 1:00 pm, enjoy the half-hour documentary “Coastal Dialect.” This film takes a look at the areas unique coastal dialect influenced by British and Scots-Irish settlers that has taken on a distinctive regional character. This dialect is now recognized as part of our national heritage and a vital part of coastal culture. From 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm visitors are invited to watch the program “Wild Caught: the Life and Struggles of an American Fishing Town.” This feature-length documentary explores the lives of small-scale commercial fishermen living in Snead’s Ferry, North Carolina. The Museum Gift Shop offers designs of local artisans and will be open during regular museum hours. The Downtown Waterfront Market will be operating from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at mariners’ Wharf Park with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods and handcrafted items from the Albemarle region. This is a free family program.

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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