Historic Albemarle Tour of Northeastern North Carolina

Historic Albemarle Tour of Northeastern North Carolina Since 1975, Historic Albemarle Tour, NC's oldest self guided driving tour, has helped thousands of people follow in the footsteps of indians and colonists, soldiers and slaves, sea captains and pirates.
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To travel through time, just follow the signs... Established in 1975, Historic Albemarle Tour, Inc. (HAT) is a 501-C Non-Profit Organization that promotes cultural heritage tourism and visitation to the site members and the region. Cultural heritage tourism is traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present, and HAT is a group of knowledgeable and supportive members that work together to represent our region in the finest way possible. Our sites and towns define the cultural, historic and natural resources of our great state. The HAT is identified by several brown signs displaying our logo, and found along the “Historic Albemarle Highways” that identify distances to our historic towns and sites.

To travel through time, just follow the signs... Established in 1975, Historic Albemarle Tour, Inc. (HAT) is a 501-C Non-Profit Organization that promotes cultural heritage tourism and visitation to the site members and the region. Cultural heritage tourism is traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present, and HAT is a group of knowledgeable and supportive members that work together to represent our region in the finest way possible. Our sites and towns define the cultural, historic and natural resources of our great state. The HAT is identified by several brown signs displaying our logo, and found along the “Historic Albemarle Highways” that identify distances to our historic towns and sites.

Mission: Our mission is to lead the historic, cultural and environmentally significant sites in the 17-county Northeast North Carolina region by creating strategies and unifying efforts to interpret the region’s heritage, attract visitors, and promote the region as a cultural heritage tourism destination.

Operating as usual

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum
11/12/2020

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

Mark your calendars!!

Tuesday, November 24th, will be our final Breeches Buoy Reenactment Drill for 2020! Tickets purchased are good for the entire week to tour the museum.

Wednesday, November 25th, Keeper Larry Grubbs' Pig Pickin' will be held at the Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Bldg. We will be offering curb side pick-up for meals and BBQ by the pound. There will be covered dining areas outside the building.

Friday, November 27th, Santa will be at CLSS from 1pm to 3 pm, Arriving in style, by fire truck! Each child will receive a goodie bag and a T-shirt "I saw Santa at Chicamacomico". Warm apple cider and cookies are being served. Entry to the event will be a donation to our local food bank. Santa will be visiting with little ones on the side porch of our 1911 station in an outdoor environment where social distancing and masking will be used.

We thank the Outer Banks Visitor's Bureau, Visit The Outer Banks, for their generous grant which helps the fun continue on Hatteras Island!

Holiday in Hatteras!
11/11/2020

Holiday in Hatteras!

Mark your calendars!!

Tuesday, November 24th, will be our final Breeches Buoy Reenactment Drill for 2020! Tickets purchased are good for the entire week to tour the museum.

Wednesday, November 25th, Keeper Larry Grubbs' Pig Pickin' will be held at the Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Bldg. We will be offering curb side pick-up for meals and BBQ by the pound. There will be covered dining areas outside the building.

Friday, November 27th, Santa will be at CLSS from 1pm to 3 pm, Arriving in style, by fire truck! Each child will receive a goodie bag and a T-shirt "I saw Santa at Chicamacomico". Warm apple cider and cookies are being served. Entry to the event will be a donation to our local food bank. Santa will be visiting with little ones on the side porch of our 1911 station in an outdoor environment where social distancing and masking will be used.

We thank the Outer Banks Visitor's Bureau, Visit The Outer Banks, for their generous grant which helps the fun continue on Hatteras Island!

🗣🗣 Calling All Elizabeths! 🗣🗣Is your name Elizabeth? Do you have an "Elizabeth" in your life that deserves a day all abo...
11/10/2020
Visit Elizabeth City

🗣🗣 Calling All Elizabeths! 🗣🗣

Is your name Elizabeth? Do you have an "Elizabeth" in your life that deserves a day all about them? Bring them to Elizabeth City for specials deals, discounts, and more through December 30, 2020!

Learn more and see all participating businesses with the link below.
https://visitelizabethcity.com/Calling-All-Elizabeths

Tourism for Elizabeth City, NC

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
11/10/2020
FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

When US military codes kept being broken by the Germans in WW1 a Native American tribe came to the rescue. They just spoke their own language - which baffled the enemy - and paved the way for other Native American "code talkers" in WW2. It's an irony that probably didn't go unnoticed by Choctaw soldiers fighting in World War One. While the tribe's children were being whipped for speaking in their native tongue at schools back home in Oklahoma, on the battlefields of France the Native American language was the much-needed answer to a very big problem. [ 155 more words ]

https://nativeamericanmuseum.org/9-november-2020-wwi-code-talkers/

Camden County, NC
11/10/2020

Camden County, NC

Contact Nativegirlkayaking.com to learn more about the upcoming Dismal Swamp Canal paddle! #fall #paddle #canal #weekend #sunshine #colors #nature #peaceful #mentalhealth #VisitCamdenNC #dismalswampcanal

November Highlights in Edenton - check them out and Enjoy!
11/09/2020

November Highlights in Edenton - check them out and Enjoy!

Headed to Edenton? Check out the Events Calendar for November and see all that we have going on 🌞

We can promise you there is something for everyone and you won't be disappointed!

Have questions? No problem... reach out to 252-482-0300 or 800-775-0111 for more info.

https://www.visitedenton.com/calendar-11.php

#edenton #downtownedenton #events #eventscalendar #whattodo #explore #takeawalk #shoplocal #shopsmall #tourism #chowanriver #

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
11/06/2020

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

Nominated by Denise Miller here are a few Pawnee Veterans. They have a wonderful display at the Pawnee Indian Health Center in Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Don't forget to nominate your Native Veterans - message the Museum and we'll be happy to share their information!

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
11/05/2020

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

Another Native Veteran to honor. Bree Herne nominated her dad Akwesasne Mohawk, Kevin P Herne. He was USMC 1965-1968, and a Combat engineer in Vietnam.

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
11/03/2020

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

November has been Native American Heritage Month for years. Veterans Day is also celebrated during November. So for this year, November will be a celebration of Native American Veterans!
We'll be starting with Clarence W Miller of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (also Wea) who is the grandfather of our Director of Education/Public Relations, Barbara Miller. Clarence served in the Navy as an Electricians Mate.

Museum of the Albemarle
11/03/2020

Museum of the Albemarle

👉👀 Here's what MOA has scheduled through December! 👈👀

Boo! At The Museum
10/28/2020
Boo! At The Museum

Boo! At The Museum

Events have been cancelled, but please stop by for a free Take-and-Make Halloween Packet all week!

Historic Hope Plantation is the restored home of former North Carolina Governor David Stone (1770-1818). Located four mi...
10/27/2020

Historic Hope Plantation is the restored home of former North Carolina Governor David Stone (1770-1818). Located four miles west of Windsor, NC, the plantation complex offers unique insights into the late 18th- and 19th-century rural life in eastern North Carolina and the South.
https://www.hopeplantation.org/

Historic Hope Plantation is the restored home of former North Carolina Governor David Stone (1770-1818). Located four miles west of Windsor, NC, the plantation complex offers unique insights into the late 18th- and 19th-century rural life in eastern North Carolina and the South.
https://www.hopeplantation.org/

10/16/2020
Community Reading Horton Hears A Who!

The Museum of the Albemarle recognizes local community workers through the reading of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!.

Just as Horton makes it his mission to protect the little people of Who-ville, many individuals made it their mission and continue to protect the community during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

MOA hopes you enjoy the reading of Horton Hears A Who! by individuals representing their colleagues from educating, providing health care, protecting the community, answering the call for PPP equipment, feeding the community, keeping food on the shelves, sharing words, kindness and encouragement - to keeping people healthy mentally, to keeping everything running smoothly in a time of need.

Thank you to all people that have worked the front-lines during this pandemic and continue to do so by PROTECTING all the people within the community! We appreciate you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7RUHy46cXQ&feature=youtu.be

A big THANK YOU to our guest readers:

👉Barbara Snowden, Currituck County, Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle
👉 Ivan Seymour – Environmental Services Tech – Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
👉Christy Saunders – Coordinator – Pasquotank/Camden/Elizabeth City Emergency Mgmt
👉Adrian Fonville – Principal – River Road Middle School – Principal of the Year, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools
👉Kathy Ford – Director of Pasquotank County - Pasquotank County Department of Social Services
👉Nikki Owens – Quilter – Community Supporter of Mask and Tyvek PPP Suits - Camden County
👉Camille Craft – Owner Elle Lynn Boutique – Community Supporter of Hand Sanitizer
👉Rachel Bryant – Librarian, Camden County Public Library - North Carolina – Camden County
👉Caroline Jennings – Northside Elementary – Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year – Pasquotank County
👉Leonora Vector – Registered Nurse – Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
👉 John W. Maurice, Jr. – President of Mid Atlantic Christian University
👉 Adrianne Meads – Physical Therapist Assistant – Coastal Rehab Physical Therapy-Sports-Spine
👉Keith Storf– Crawford Volunteer Fire Department – Currituck County
👉Karen Mathews – Volunteer Coordinator - Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
👉Lauren Mallory - Permanency Planning Supervisor - Pasquotank County Department of Social Services
👉A. B. Flanagan - NC Baptist on Mission - Region 1, Blue Hat, Feeding Team- North Carolina Baptist Men’s Association
👉Brian Stallings – Owner, Stallings & Stallings Farms
👉Jamie Carroll – VP, Patient Care Services – Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
👉Holly Cartwright – Customer Service Manager – Food Lion, Weeksville
👉Ben Stikeleather – County Manager – Currituck County
👉Dr. Catherine Edmonds – Superintendent - Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools
👉Nick Scolaro – Deputy – Chowan County Sheriff's Office
👉Dawn Jennings Munden – Pharmacist – Todd's Pharmacy Downtown
👉Carolyn Jennings – Retired Educator - Quilter – Community Supporter of Mask and Tyvek PPP Suits - Camden County
👉Abel Sutton - Area Director of Business Development with Community Home Care and Hospice – Pastor of Faithway Church of Jesus – KRL Realty, Broker
👉Lisa Wilkins – 3rd Grade Teacher – T S Cooper Elementary School – Gates County Public Schools
👉Brian Gray – Communications & Volunteer Manger – Food Bank of the Albemarle
👉 – Tammy Rinehart – Director of Child Nutrition – Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools
👉Andy Montero – Owner/Chef at Montero's Restaurant
👉Sergeant Lamar Battle – Elizabeth City Police Department
👉Wayne Mathews – Facilities Manager – Museum of the Albemarle

The Museum of the Albemarle recognizes local community workers through the reading of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!. Just as Horton makes it his mission to ...

Visit Edenton
10/16/2020

Visit Edenton

Gorgeous day at the Roanoke River Lighthouse.

Did you know? This lighthouse was constructed in 1887, after the original built in 1866, burned to the ground. After a number of sales the Edenton Historical Society bought the lighthouse in 2007 and it was then moved to the waterfront. In 2010 restoration began and was completed in 2014.

Want to know more? Read here https://www.visitedenton.com/sites.php#site-lighthouse

#edentonnc #downtownedenton #visitnc #roanokeriverlighthouse #lighthouse #lighthouses

10/14/2020
FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

A special exhibit about the Occaneechi band of the Saponi Nation at the Orange County Historical Museum, Hillsborough, NC. The Occaneechi are one of our State recognized tribes in North Carolina. The museum is always happy to hear from tribes about any works on maintaining their histories, or stories they wish to share. Please send a private message on our page if your tribe is interested in sharing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnhXmH1efUg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1M1WLVSwQUH0x4wbfL5eIMm_4oARN9hbHEM6mDBbcWcWdVUn3tmGptf4M

Camden County, NC
10/13/2020

Camden County, NC

#TBT ~ The Cherokee, docked alongside the canal bank with a crane, is being used for loading and unloading logs & milled lumber. Countless boats and barges loaded with lumber locked through South Mills to travel the canal between the Pasquotank & Elizabeth Rivers. (📸: Outer Banks History Center, DSC & South Mills Collection) #historic #photos #archives #local #dismalswampcanal #logging #waterway #transportation

Camden County, NC
10/13/2020

Camden County, NC

📸Calling all Camden County shutterbugs! 📸
The 2nd Annual Camden County TDA Photo Contest, Sponsored by Towne Bank, officially begins on Thurs., Oct. 1st! We are seeking photos that celebrate 5 categories: Camden's Landscapes or Waterscapes, Wildlife, Architecture, and People. New to this year's contest is the Wildcard category, for unique photography that lives outside of the ones listed above. We have also included a Student Division, for enrolled Camden County Students, Grades 7-12. A parent or guardian's name must be included on the submission form. Visithttps://www.visitcamdencountync.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-Camden-Photo-Contest-rules.pdf for official contest rules and how to enter! We are excited to view all of your beautiful Camden County photos! #photos #contest #VisitCamdenNC #local #fun #camera #stories #home #pride #joy 📸🧡(2019 Photo Contest Images ~ Ryan Roasa, Sylvia Lin-McFadden, Donna Smith Rose)

Dismal Swamp Welcome Center
10/13/2020

Dismal Swamp Welcome Center

Our hearts are heavy, as we mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Deep Creek Lockmaster Robert Peek. Please keep his beloved wife Jackie and family, friends and co-workers in your thoughts in this time of loss. No one will ever fill his shoes. Jackie Peek

Fall Fun Happenings.........
10/13/2020

Fall Fun Happenings.........

Pumpkin Patch; Mum Sale and Scariest Mask Contest all on Friday and Saturday, October 16-17 from 9 am - 6 pm on the James Iredell House Campus - Friends of Historic Sites Edenton looks forward to seeing you there............😊

#visitedenton #visitnc #lovewherewelive

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
10/13/2020
FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

One of the exhibits on the museum nature trail has recently been moved and enlarged. The shad boat has a new location and a new roof with ample space for visitors. The Round bottom shad boat . . . also known as Croatan fishing boat, Pamilco Sound boat, Albemarle Sound boat, Dare County shad boat and spritsail shad boat originated on Roanoke Island in the late 1800’s and was used through the early 1900’s. [ 100 more words ]

https://nativeamericanmuseum.org/12-october-2020-new-nature-trail-exhibit/

‼️ 👀A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans will be closing on October 16, 2020.  Don't miss your chance to ch...
10/13/2020

‼️ 👀A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans will be closing on October 16, 2020. Don't miss your chance to check out this photographic exhibit at Museum of the Albemarle before then. 👀‼️

A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans is a traveling exhibit featuring a collection of images, assembled by photographer Martin Tucker, taken by North Carolina soldiers in Vietnam.

The Vietnam War took place literally half a world away from the United States; life for the soldiers was an unknown to most Americans in the 1960s and 1970s. Many only knew the war from images on TV—some of which were quite graphic.
But what did the war look like to the troops on the ground? Some recorded the horrors of war; others focused less on the war and more on the experience—their friendships, the Vietnamese people, the countryside, the longing for home.

This collection of intriguing images explores the human elements and experiences of Vietnam, with commentary by the veterans on what each image means to them. This exhibit offers visitors the chance to see how the troops themselves chose to remember their time in Southeast Asia.

“Vietnam was a complex conflict, ushering in a new type of warfare: a war without borders,” said Charlie Knight, military curator at the North Carolina Museum of History. “When Martin Tucker originally collected these images and the stories that go with them, he provided a glimpse into a very turbulent time period in U.S. history.

The images in 1000 Words convey what everyday life was like for those in uniform in Vietnam, and we hope that visitors will gain a greater understanding of this war 50 years ago.”

According to Tucker, “The photographs paint as broad a picture as possible . . . of what 18- to 20-year-old young men experienced in their year away from home (in addition to combat)—and how they chose to document it. They’re showing what they couldn’t say.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

##VietnamVeterans

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
10/12/2020

FNAM - Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

Our last recognized tribe, the Cherokee, are the only North Carolina Tribe that is Federally recognized. Cherokee Indians once occupied an area encompassing approximately 140,000 square miles that became parts of North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. The Cherokee thrived in North Carolina well into the late eighteenth century, but as Euro-American settlers steadily moved into and near Cherokee lands, sharp conflicts arose between Cherokees and whites and between Cherokees themselves, as leaders with competing claims to speak for the tribe secured treaties and formed other agreements with white settlers that were not acknowledged by all Cherokee people. In 1838-39, the U.S. government forcibly removed the Cherokee from their lands in North Carolina, leading them on the infamous Trail of Tears to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). A small number of Cherokee people successfully resisted removal, however, by claiming North Carolina citizenship and by maintaining the right to remain on lands they owned. These people and their descendants were recognized in 1868 by the federal government as the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. In the early 2000s these Cherokee, living on the Qualla Boundary in the western part of the state, were the only Indian tribe in North Carolina fully recognized by the federal government. The tribe has more than 13,000 enrolled members.

https://ebci.com/
Photo -- Warriors of the AniKituhwa. Image available from The Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

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