Monday, July 22, 2013

July 2013: MOA presents "The Murder of Thad Cox: A Tale Re-told”

Contact:  Lori Meads, Educator
Release Date:  Immediate
End Date:  August 10, 2013
(252) 335-1453

“The Murder of Thad Cox:  A Tale Re-told”
Chris Meekins
Elizabeth City native Chris Meekins, State Archives of North Carolina, will present “The Murder of Thad Cox:  A Tale Re-told” at the Museum of the Albemarle on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. 

Thaddeus Cox died February 9th, 1863. For one-hundred forty four years the story of his death was told and retold; a cautionary tale about a bad man, who was both a traitor to his country and a coward. His story was meant to serve as an archetype of wrong behavior to the Southern community of Elizabeth City.  Thad’s crime - he was a North Carolina Union volunteer.

Author Chris Meekins began researching Thad’s death. Slowly, thread by thread, the carefully crafted story of a traitor and a coward unraveled as Meekins recovered evidence which challenged the narrative. What really happened to Thaddeus Cox on February 9th, 1863?   Come listen as Meekins explains what the evidence tell us.

Author Chris Meekins was born and raised in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Under the direction of Lincoln scholar Dr. William C. Harris at North Carolina State University, Chris earned a Master’s Degree in History while researching and writing about his hometown during the Civil War. He was able to turn that thesis into a book. He lives and works in Wake County. When not reading, researching or writing he spends his spare time with his old dog Cinnamon or mowing his mother's grass.

For More Information Call 252-335-1453 


The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, 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 N.C. 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

About The North Carolina Department of Cultural ResourcesThe North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art; NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit

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