Honoring Our Past, Embracing Our Future, Celebrating 75 Years: United States Coast Guard Art Contest for Students

ELIZABETH CITY, NC April 23, 2015 – Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City concluded an Art contest for students in Elementary, Middle and High Schools within the Pasquotank County–Elizabeth City school system and private schools in Elizabeth City as part of our 75th Anniversary Celebration. We are proud to announce that we received more than 100 entries from all grade levels. These amazing works of art will be on display at the Museum of the Albemarle from April 14, 2015 through May 29th, 2015, the day that Elizabeth City will officially be designated as a “Coast Guard City”. Winners will be announced and prizes presented on Saturday, May 16th, on the Main Stage of the 2015 North Carolina Potato Festival.

Museum of the Albemarle

Museum of the Albemarle

This year marks the 75th anniversary since the commissioning of the very first Coast Guard Command in Elizabeth City. The Coast Guard has grown over those 75 years to seven separate commands in Elizabeth City and in honor of our 75th anniversary, the Coast Guard Base recently hosted a kick-off and cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate a series of planned events to celebrate this historic year. 2015 will be a truly memorable year for the Coast Guard and our community. 75 years of rich history in Elizabeth City, officially naming as a “Coast Guard City,” and the North Carolina Potato Festival will feature a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer as its mascot. The Coast Guard is also planning a series of events to commemorate 2015, including a 7.5K Fun Run/Walk on May 16th, Time Capsule and a Historic Building Dedication, among others. The 7.5K Run will be held at 8:00 AM at Charles Creek Park and is only $10 to sign up, and you will get a limited edition shirt. Sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/ElizabethCity/NCPFRUNWALK.

All three First place winners of the art contest will have their art-work on permanent exhibition in the U.S. Coast Guard Base Command Building.


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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.


About The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: The North Carolina 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 W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates 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 economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as 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.