History For Lunch Upcoming Dates



Never Alone Lecture and Book signing 

Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:15 p.m.

"A survival story with heart.....The stall warning horn screeched for what seemed like an eternity, and young Carl thought the whole plane was going to fal apart. Ice covered the wings and fuselage, and it was only a matter of time before the weight would force the plane down. He felt the crunch of windshield glass, as the seaplane came to rest in a rocky ravine. Carl knew fear when he saw his father's blood."

FREE!! Join us next Wedneday, August 16th!




Opening of the "Nags Head Portrait" (Theodosia Burr)

Thursday August 10, 2017 6-8 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served from 6-7 pm, followed by a talk by local historian, Marjorie Berry at 7 pm.  The “Nags Head Portrait” is an oil portrait possibly of Theodosia Burr Alston, wife of South Carolina governor Joseph Alston and daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr. Theodosia boarded the schooner Patriot on December 30, 1812, in South Carolina en route to New York. The ship reportedly was destroyed off the coast of North Carolina during a storm, with all passengers lost at sea. However, other legends state that the ship was attacked by pirates, who then plundered its goods, including this portrait, and all aboard were kidnapped and murdered.



Back to School ROCKS! 

Tuesday August 15 at 1 PM to 4 PM 

Stop by the Museum of the Albemarle at some point during the identified day and paint a rock that represents your school spirit, a quick message of encouragement for the approaching school year, or favorite collegeYou can place your rock at a place of your choice or the Museum staff can find a proper place for the rock to be found.  All rocks, paint supplies, and coating materials will be provided, you just show up!



Connecting Winnie the Pooh and World War I 

Thursday September 14, 10–11 a.m.

Discover the connection between the beloved bear, Winnie the Pooh, and World War I. Read a story. Participate in a hands-on activity.


North Carolina Signers of the Constitution

Friday, September 15, 2–4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Constitution Day by learning about the North Carolinians who signed the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Participate in a hands-on activity.



North Carolina Women and the Underground Railroad
Thursday–Saturday October 5–7, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

A symposium and local tours featuring nationally prominent speakers will be held at the museum. Program is free—preregistration required 


Interpreting the Underground Railroad

Thursday October 5, 6 p.m.

Enjoy a buffet dinner and hear Dr. Rex M. Ellis, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Preregistration required. 

“Interpreting the Underground Railroad from a National Perspective” Dr. Rex M. Ellis, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution

 6:00 PM Drinks and buffet dinner on the portico

Introduction by William J. McCrea, Director of Regional Museums.

7:00 PM Smithsonian curator, Dr. Rex M. Ellis, speaks in auditorium followed by questions

8:00 PM lecture concludes


Tot Time:  50 Years of History at Museum of the Albemarle

Thursday October 12, 10-11 a.m.

Take a stroll back 50 years and discover how MOA got its start and sing Happy Birthday. Participate in a hands-on activity.


Healthy Lifestyles with the Food Bank of the Albemarle’s Walk for Hunger

Saturday October 7, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Registration begins 9 a.m. Walk begins 10 a.m.
Spend time with family and friends on this 4.1-mile walk through the Riverside area while supporting hunger relief efforts that assist the men, women, and children facing food insecurity in northeast North Carolina. Other activities include face painting, outdoor games, and music by DJ TAZ. 


Night at the BOO-seum!
Tuesday, October 31, 12:30–6 p.m. 
Bring your trickin’-and-treatin’ youngsters to the museum for a Halloween movie, creative activities, tasty treats, and historical ghostly, experiences  presented by Junior Docents. Ride a pony from Circle S Stables ($3 per child). Don’t miss this photo op!


Haunted Albemarle
Tuesday October 31, 6–9 p.m. 
Junior Docents are hosting an after-party for tweens and teens. Join them on the portico for popcorn, sodas, and showings of movies from the Halloweentown series. 



Tot Time: Have You Any Wool?
Thursday November 9, 10–11 a.m.
Learn fun and interesting facts about sheep and how their wool is cleaned and turned into clothing. Read a book and participate in a hands-on activity.

Say Yes to I DO!
Saturday November 11, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Movie times: 11 a.m., 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Before the exhibit I DO! Weddings in the Albemarle, closes on Dec. 31, join us for a last reception with all the things you enjoy about weddings including cake, favors, and fashions. Try your hand at wedding planning, modeling gowns and veils, and designing bouquets in the interactive space. Meet with vendors to begin planning your wedding! Donors of items are invited to tell behind-the-scenes stories of items on display. See Once Around, the film featuring Holly Hunter and Richard Dryfus. View the Christian Dior gown worn by Hunter in the film.


Prayer Flag Workshop with Kelly Cameron

Saturday, November 11 at 10 AM - 1 PM

Join us at MOA, as artist, Kelly Cameron hosts this unusual and inspirational workshop!

Not your usual Tibetan Prayer Flag, these Prayer Flags are simply intended tp be banners of hope and peace. They're a visual voice, symbolic of our hopes, dreams, concerns, prayers, wishes, and good thoughts. They are meant to spread goodwill and compassion, uplifting all, as they blow in the wind. Kelly will guide and assist you, as you make your own.

Fabrics, lace, trim, buttons, and more will be used to make a ne of a kind Prayer Flag. It's approximate size will be up to 9" 12", using your own inspirational word or thought. Make one or more as time allows.

Feel free to bring your own sentimental embellishments or use items provided.

In this three (3) hour workshop, Kelly will be demonstrating using fabric glue, so if you want hand stitched letters or words, please prepare them ahead of time. Otherwise, all materials will be provided.

Workshop Supply Fee is $35.00

Please make checks payable to: 
Attention: Prayer Flag Workshop
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Please call (252) 335-1453 for additional information.


Designer’s Workshop: Fabric Collage Christmas Cards with Kelly Cameron

Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Craft unique collage Christmas cards using fabric, accents, and 3-D embellishment. Participants will create a minimum of four cards as time and inspiration allow. Lunch is included in the fee. Groups may schedule this workshop on an alternate day.



School Days: Appalachian Mountain Christmas
Monday November 27–Friday December 1
Monday December 4–Friday December 8 
Monday December 11–Friday December 15

9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Experience Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains through The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, a heartwarming holiday story set during World War I. Other activities include making an early-20th-century ornament, singing carols, and seeing toys from the early 1900s; writing letters to current military personnel who are stationed overseas; viewing our Albemarle Express train as it travels the region and seeing what travel was like in 1917; and having your picture taken beside our 1918 replica tree in the lobby. 
Program is free—preregistration required.

Gingerbread Workshop
Friday December 1, 4–5 p.m.
Learn the history of gingerbread and take part in our annual tradition of decorating a gingerbread house from the Lovin’ Oven. Kids of all ages are welcome to decorate a house using a variety of candies. 
Groups may schedule this workshop on an alternate day.

Holiday Open House:
Appalachian Mountain Christmas

Saturday December 2, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Experience Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains during World War I through the heartwarming holiday story of a little girl and her family. Gloria Houston, author of The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, tells the story she learned from her mother and grandmother. In addition, view the Albemarle Express train as it travels the region, and see what travel would have been like in 1917. You can also make an early-20th-century ornament and enjoy carriage and pony rides. The Polar Express will be shown at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and Santa will stop by at 1:30 p.m. to make sure he has your wish list. With the museum decorated for the holidays, bring your camera for photo ops, too! 


For any Home School Groups, Learning or Childcare Centers interested in bringing your groups for visits or tours, please call Lori Meads at 252-331-4054 to schedule.

About Our Programs 

  • All of our programs are free unless otherwise noted.
  • "Tot Time" program participants must be between 3 and 5 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Please check our Facebook page or call the Museum at (252) 335-1453 for more details.