Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 2011: Hurray 4 Moms at MOA

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453
Museum of the Albemarle Presents:

“Hurray for Mothers!” And “Hatpins to Hemlines”

(Elizabeth City, NC) Saturday April 9th the Museum of the Albemarle presents a salute to Mothers Day in America from 10:00 am to Noon. Junior Docents will assist children in making a special treasure for their mothers or caretakers. Mothers may bring their children for a presentation on "Using Your Manners: Bring Back Please and Thank-you.” After the presentation, everyone can enjoy a mini-tea party and drink 'tea' in a real china cup.

The current exhibit North Carolina Women Making History is a series of panels that include historic photos of women's contributions to our state. To complement the exhibit a presentation "Hatpins to Hemlines" will be presented at Noon to 1:00 pm in the Gaither Auditorium by Charlotte Patterson, Education Coordinator for the Museum of the Albemarle. Charlotte has an extensive background in historic clothing and will talk on how the changing role of women in our society is reflected in changing style of women’s clothing. A chronological fashion show will highlight the changing styles from the past to current trends. Models wearing reproduction clothing from the past through the current styles from the present will include Junior Docents, MOA volunteers and staff. For information how you can be a part of this fashion show please contact Charlotte Patterson at 252-335-1453. The public is invited.

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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