Contact: Wanda Stiles, Curator
Release Date: Immediate
End Date: July 2014
Northeastern North Carolina
Members of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
The Museum of the Albemarle is proud to introduce its newest exhibit featuring local legends who were inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
As the Hall celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, the Museum of the Albemarle has highlighted twelve inductees with ties to northeastern North Carolina including Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Luther “Wimpy” Lassiter, Bobby Vaughan, and Maxine Allen. Jerry Tolley, Leon Brogden, Jim Garrison, Jethro Pugh, Francis Rogallo, Mike McGee, and Dennis Byrd are also featured along with 2013 inductee Marion Kirby, former head coach of John A. Holmes High School in Chowan County.
Contributions of graphics and research to the exhibit from Chowan University, Jerry McGee, Rogallo Foundation, North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, North Carolina State University Athletics, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, and the North Carolina Museum of History were very valuable in making this exhibit possible. The exhibit will run through July 2014.
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook!