EDENTON, NC August 1, 2013 – The Albemarle Sounds barbershop quartet will perform and artisans will showcase locally produced jewelry, artwork and more at Historic Edenton’s Music and Crafts Celebration Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the season’s final 2nd Saturdays program in the series organized by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources at historic sites and art and history museums. Please visit www.2ndSaturdaysnc.com for more information.
In addition to the 11:30 a.m. barbershop quartet performance, vendors will be inside and outside at the Visitor Center during the day. Get your Christmas shopping underway here. Recycled T-shirt and license plate art from Debra Phelps, pearl jewelry and felt art from Karen Malloy, and fused glass and glass jewels from Dorothy Ansell will be shown. More jewelry, hand crafted soaps, pen and ink landscape art and other crafts will be available. Vendors will also offer lemonade, barbecue chicken or shrimp, and baked goods. Support local traditions and enjoy local artisans and local food as summer winds down.
Historic Edenton was the first colonial capitol of North Carolina, established in the late 17th century, and includes several buildings in the historic district. The site interprets the life of early colonial leaders, the marine Underground Railroad for the escape of fugitive slaves, and a look at contemporary life of a small Southern town.
For more information, please call (252) 482-2637. Historic Edenton is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov