Thursday, April 25, 2013

May 2013: Museum of the Albemarle Events

May Programs

  • History for Lunch
    • Wednesday, May 1
    • 12:15–12:45 p.m.
    • Leonard Lanier, Collections Assistant, presents Frustrated Patriots: The War of 1812 in the Albemarle. His discussion will mark the 200th anniversary of the British raid on Ocracoke Island.
  • Preschooler Time: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, More!
    • Thursday, May 9
    • 10–11 a.m.
    • Ages 3–5 with adult
    • Learn about potato farming in the Albemarle Region as you read a book and participate in a hands-on activity.
    • You might even get to play a potato game.
  • History Tales: Make It, Take It: Hot Potato!
    • Friday, May 10
    • 3:30–4:30 p.m.
    • Ages 6–12 with adult
    • View artifacts from the collection, participate in a hands-on activity, and play a potato game as you learn about potato farming in the Albemarle.
  • Post from the Coast Exhibit Opening
    • Saturday, May 11
    • 10 a.m.–Noon
    • Take a vivid glimpse into the past through this newest exhibit brought to the future through 3-D imaging techniques. Enjoy a ribbon cutting ceremony, curator tours and related programming. 3-D glasses donated by Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC.
  • History for Lunch
    • Wednesday, May 15
    • 12:15–12:45 p.m.
    • Enjoy lunch as agricultural extension agent Tom Campbell, Pasquotank County Center, answers your spring planting season questions.
  • All about Potatoes!
    • Saturday, May 18
    • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
    • Have you ever wondered why Elizabeth City is the site of the Potato Festival? Discover why as you participate in hands-on activities and potato games. While visiting the Potato Festival, stop and listen to children’s musical duo C-Shells at Mariners’ Wharf. This C-Shells performance is sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History Associates. Check Facebook for exact times.
  • Northampton County Day
    • Sunday, May 19
    • 2–4 p.m.
    • Celebrate this place of thriving diversity—home to productive farms, state-of-the-art manufacturing, small and welcoming towns, and waterfront developments on pristine lakes. Several artifacts from a private Northampton County collection will be on display. Light refreshments will be offered.

Please call Museum of the Albemarle at 252-335-1453 to register or if you have any questions.

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