Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 2013: Museum of the Albemarle to host Summer Fun Day- Gone with the Wind

Contact:  Charlotte Patterson, Education Coordinator 
Release Date:  Immediate
End Date:  August 6, 2013
(252) 335-1453

Museum of the Albemarle to host
Summer Fun Day: Gone with the Wind

Games and crafts of the 19th century will be the highlight of the final Summer Fun Day: Gone with the Wind at the Museum of the Albemarle on Tuesday, August 6, from 10 a.m.—1 p.m.  Enjoy dancing the Virginia Reel, making a whirly-gig, playing the games of Graces and much more.  Experience Discover the Civil War through Photography in the Discovery Room, a place where children and adults may try on 1860s style clothing and uniforms and take photos in front of scenes of Bayside Plantation and a Civil War Encampment.  Learn about life on the home front and the battlefield.  Roll bandages, sign up for the military and learn drills of a soldier.   Reservations requested for groups of 10 or more.

Free and open to the public!
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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