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:
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.
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 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: May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7 - 12:15 pm
Tot Time: May 9 10-11:30 am
Summer Fun Days: June 12, July 17 - 10 am - 2 pm
At the Movies! June 20, July 25 - 10 am and 1 pm
Summer Day Camps: Hands-on-Historians
- All About Pirates! Monday, June 17 - 9 am - 4 pm (Ages 5-8)
- Digging Deep into the Past Monday, July 22 - 9 am - 4 pm (Ages 9-12)
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!
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:
Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed except during programs.
Museum Gift Shop
Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
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.
Photo Credits: Photos courtesy of the Museum of the Albemarle. Outlander courtesy of The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab). Elizabeth City State University.
Special thanks to the following for their program assistance: Dr. Glen Bowman, ECSU; Newseum; Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum; Tim MacLeod, Benedictine College Preparatory; Randy Phillips, Albemarle Craftsman's Guild; Autumpan - The Talking Drums; Albemarle Voices for Diverse Culture: Dr. Leon Pringle, Joyce Long, Elouise White, Pernell Swindell, Andrea Combs, and Rwanda Farrer; Mara Swindell, Create and Celebrate; Jasmine "Skie" Harris; Tane Casserley, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary; Teeny Tiny Farm, and Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle
The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (Opening Jan. 26)
Harlem Renaissance: A Forward Movement (Opening February 2)
Blue Lodges of the Albemarle (Opening March 16)
Clucker Plucker (Opening April 5)
First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait (Opening April 5)
Treasures from the Archives (Opening May 3)
Tar Heels in the Trenches: The Great War and the Albemarle (Closing August 31)
Celebrating 60 Years of the Albemarle Craftsman's Fair (Closing March 2)
Artifacts of Outlander (Closing March 27)
Discovery Room: Sailing the High Seas
River Bridge: Sunken Secrets
North Carolina Shad Boat
Our Story Audio Tour
Our Story: Life in the Albemarle