Museum of the Albemarle: Upcoming March Events
“Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration”
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Museum of the Albemarle. Participants between the ages of 3 to 5 years old and accompanied by an adult will learn interesting facts about Dr. Seuss, read a book, and participate in a hands-on activity. Program is free to the public.
“Celebrating the Greatest Generation through Felton J. (F.J.) Outland:
Survivor of the USS Indianapolis”
Museum of the Albemarle will recognize a member of the greatest generation on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium. Hear the story of the survival of Felton J. (F.J.) Outland of Gates County in what is called “the greatest naval disaster at sea.”
Mr. Outland, a native of Gates County, graduated from Sunbury High School and enlisted with the United States Navy. He was sent to the Great Lakes for training and assigned to the USS Indianapolis, which was stationed in San Diego, California. Gunner’s Mate Outland was one of 1,196 men serving aboard the heavy cruiser when it was torpedoed shortly after midnight on July 30, 1945. The USS Indianapolis sank taking with her 297 men and leaving approximately 900 men floating in darkness and shark-infested waters. Of the 900 men only 317 survived.
Free Family Program
History Tales: Make It, Take It
“Tilling the Land”
Museum of the Albemarle will hold “History Tales: Make It, Take It” on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm. Participants must be elementary age and accompanied by an adult. Participants will discover the crops that grow in the Albemarle region, farm equipment from the past, and participate in a hands-on activity.
Free Family Program
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the Museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.