(Elizabeth City) On Sunday, March 27 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the public is invited to celebrate Perquimans County Day at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. Perquimans is one of the thirteen counties that make up the Albemarle Region. Learn about the history and unique character of this charming rural intercoastal community. An interesting selection of guest speakers includes Ben Hobbs, Lynwood Winslow, Doug Layden and Janice Boyce. Hear them tell of a history that spans the period of human settlement, as well as their personal reflections of County life before the Internet Age. View and enjoy the rich collection of Perquimans artifacts in the "Our Story" display upstairs and peruse assorted exhibitors in the lobby. You will also get a chance to meet Jean Oaks who will be signing her book of poems titled “Diggin Dirt". Light refreshments will be served. Free to the public. For information call 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 www.ncculture.com