Education

The Museum of the Albemarle offers a variety of programs which can be utilized at the museum or are available to be taken into the classroom and other venues.

 

In addition, the museum holds special events periodically throughout the year that can supplement the classroom studies. As a special service to teachers, we have included which of the goals and objectives of the Social Studies Standard Course of Study can be met with each program. Should you desire more information or wish to schedule a tour or program, please contact our education department:

 

Programs available include:

 

Hands-on History

The museum's hands-on history program can be utilized at the museum or in the classroom or other venues. Through the museum's hands-on history program, participants get a closer look at history through hands-on activities with historic objects and reproductions. Designed primarily for younger audiences, the dialogue with museum staff and inspection of the objects themselves motivate young people to learn not only about the culture that produced the artifacts, but also about themselves. While these kits are primarily designed to be taken into settings outside, they can also be used as presentations for small groups at the museum to complement aspects of the tour.

Traveling Trunks

Bring the resources of the North Carolina Museum of History and Museum of the Albemarle into your classroom through History-in-a-Box Educator Kits. These multi-disciplinary teaching tools provide classes with background materials, reproduction artifacts, lessons, and activities that tie North Carolina history with language arts, science, math, and visual art. Kits are available for loan up to three weeks at no charge. (Schools may pick up at the museum. Available to the Albemarle Region only.)

Audio-Visual Presentations

Audio-visual materials are available for loan from the museum for a period of up to three weeks at no charge. (Teachers pay return shipping if necessary.)

 

SAVE THESE DATES!

History for Lunch (Wednesdays): Jan. 8; Feb. 5; Mar. 4; Apr. 1

Tot Time (Thursdays): Jan. 9; Feb. 13; Mar. 12; Apr. 9

Exhibit Opening: Temperance & Bootlegging: A Nation Under Prohibition

FOMOA Members-Only Opening: Friday, Jan. 17 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Public Opening: Saturday, Jan. 18 10 a.m.

Lecture: Tar Heel Lightnin'  Saturday, Jan. 18 10 a.m.

The Story of Chocolate: Wednesday, Feb. 5 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Make and Take Valentines

Saturday, Feb. 8 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Black History Month Events and Programs: 

History for Lunch: Harlem Renaissance Centennial : Wednesday, Feb. 5 12:15 - 1 p.m.

School Days: Elementary School Black History Month Programming (Grades K-5) : Friday, Feb. 7 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

School Days: Middle & High School Black History Month Programming (Grades 6-12) : Friday, Feb. 21 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Harlem Renaissance Centennial Celebration : Saturday, Feb. 22 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Harlem Renaissance Centennial: Evening of Entertainment : Saturday, Feb. 22 6 - 8 p.m.

School Days: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss - Celebration Week

Monday, Feb. 24 - Friday, Feb. 28 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! : Monday, March 2 10 - 11 a.m.

Exhibit Opening: The Day the Lights Came On 

Public Opening: Friday, April 17 10 a.m.

School Days: Don't Just Leave it to Earth Day

Friday, April 17 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

CARTifacts Gallery Carts are presented periodically in our galleries. Ask the receptionist if one is available during your visit. A Drop-in Friday demonstration might be available, as well!

Gallery Backpacks Childen can check out backpacks filled with extra enhancing activities to subjects presented within the Main Gallery, Our Story.

Discovery Room: Sailing the High Seas: The Albemarle Region is unique because it is half land and half water. The region offered both prey and refuge to pirates. Immerse yourself in maritime-themed activities - with ideas from NEAAAT incorporated into the design! Jump aboard the Queen Albemarle, read books in an underwater cave, learn about the food chain, and play pirate games.

Group tours (10 people or more) can be scheduled in advance. Contact the museum at 252-335-1453. 

 

Also, be sure to check us out on social media:

Facebook.com/MuseumoftheAlbemarle

Twitter.com/MOAecity

Instagram.com/MOAelizcity

 

Free Admission

Museum Information

Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: Closed except during programs.

252-335-1453

MuseumoftheAlbemarle.com

Museum Gift Shop

Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

252-331-4026

Facebook.com/MuseumGiftShop

 

Find the museum in downtown Elizabeth City across from Waterfront Park on the Pasquotank River. Street address: 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Accessible Entrance in front of the museum.

Program Calendar is published periodically by the Museum of the Albemarle, a part of the Division of State History Museums, Office of Archives and History, and Parks, an agency of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, DNCR.nc.gov.

Special thanks to the following for their program assistance:  Dr. Melissa Stuckey, Elizabeth City State University; The Albemarle Voices for Diverse Culture; Marlowe Ivey Vaughan, Feed the Dialogue NC; Latif A. Tarik, PhD, Elizabeth City State University; Food Bank of the Albemarle; Elizabeth City Police Department; Kevin W. Larsen, PhD, Mid-Atlantic Christian University; M. G. Crisci; and Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle.

 

Exhibitions:

High on the Hog (Opening Sept. 28)

Your Obedient Servant: James Monroe's 1819 Presidential Tour of the Southern States (Through Sept. 30)

First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait (Through Oct. 1)

World Pocket Billiard Champion (Oct. 4 - Nov. 16)

Look Again: Discovering Historical Photos (Through Oct. 5)

A Thousand Words: Photographs of Vietnam Veterans (Opens Nov. 8)

Clucker Plucker (Through Nov. 16)

Blue Lodges of the Albemarle (Through Jan. 4)

River Bridge: Sunken Secrets 

Discovery Room: Sailing the High Seas

North Carolina Shad Boat

Our Story: Life in the Albemarle

Our Story Audio Tour