Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October 2010 - Reproduction Furniture Talk at MOA

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453

(Elizabeth City, NC) On Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 pm, the Museum of the Albemarle will present veteran cabinetmaker Ben Hobbs. Mr. Hobbs, from Hertford, North Carolina, has been building period reproduction furniture for over 20 years. After starting his own furniture company, Hobbs Furniture, in 1980 and training all three of his sons to be accomplished furniture makers, Hobbs opened his shop doors in 1996 to the public. In addition to making their own furniture pieces, the Hobbs family also instructs classes teaching the traditional techniques of furniture making.

This is a free event open to the public.

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 www.ncculture.com

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