History for Lunch
Wednesday, May 1
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.
One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, More!
Thursday, May 9
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.
Make It, Take It: Hot Potato!
Friday, May 10
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
Saturday, May 11
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
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.
Northampton County Day
Sunday, May 19
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.
Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind
Saturday, June 1
Ribbon Cutting, 10 a.m.
Public Opening, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Exhibit admission is required.
Be one of the first to visit the extraordinary exhibit Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind, which showcases authentic memorabilia—costumes, screen tests, scene props, a script, Vivien Leigh’s Academy Award, and many other items—from the James Tumblin collection. Outside the exhibit, visit with Civil War–era reenactors in period costume and enjoy children’s activities, games and crafts of the 19th century, and a carriage ride along the riverfront ($5 per person, with Carolina Carriages). Experience Discover the Civil War through Photography complete with new costumes and activities. Your little Scarlett or Rhett may dress in period costumes in front of a plantation house. The Museum Gift Shop will be selling items related to the Civil War and Gone with the Wind at a 10% discount.
History for Lunch
Wednesday, June 5
Charlotte Patterson, education coordinator, will discuss the clothing of Gone with the Wind, the intricacies of ladies clothing in the 1860s, and the effect clothing had on women.
At the Movies
Saturday, June 8
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Children’s activities: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lecture: 1 p.m.
Film: 2–4 p.m.
Not all movies are filmed in Hollywood! Several have been filmed right here in eastern North Carolina. Dale Pollock, professor of cinema studies and producing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, will present “Filming in North Carolina: An Alternative to Hollywood.” His talk will focus on the Guardian, Nights in Rodanthe, Brainstorm, and Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Lifesavers.
View a film in the Gaither Auditorium.
Before the program, enjoy pony rides ($3 per child, with Circle S Stables), or carriage rides along the riverfront ($5 per person, with Carolina Carriages) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sprouting Scientists and Hands-on Historians
A Summer Camp with Port Discover and the Museum of the Albemarle
Monday–Friday, June 17–21
Call Port Discover (252-338-6117) for their list of camp offerings.
These two camp sessions take place at the Museum of the Albemarle.
Monday–Wednesday, June 17–19
5–8 year olds
Campers will experience three adventures in three days by discovering an American Indian’s way of life, sailing the high-seas in search of pirates, and camping like a Civil War soldier.
Thursday–Friday, June 20–21
9–14 year olds
Campers will discover how World War II became “everybody’s war” in North Carolina.
Summer Fun Day! Memorable Sands
Wednesday, June 26
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.
Wear your sunglasses, and welcome summer with your beach blanket and a picnic on the Green. Then, visit the Memorable Sands exhibit and experience African American beaches in North Carolina and Virginia. Amateur DJ will play beach music while you try your steps on the dance floor! You might also make a toy sailboat and take part in other beach crafts.
*Indicates School Group Programs
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE EXCEPT WHERE NOTED!
Please check our Facebook page or call the Museum at 252-335-1453 for more details.
PreSchooler Time participants must be between 3 to 5 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.
History Tales participants must be elementary school age and accompanied by an adult.