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Posted on 01/27/2020 by Simone Cooper

River Bridge Sunken Secrets

The must-see exhibition, ‘River Bridge: Sunken Secrets,’ on the second floor of Museum of the Albemarle, is a collection of discoveries from an erstwhile port known as River Bridge.  The findings have historians studying thousands of artifacts, some more than 300 years old, that were recovered from the tannic, coffee-colored water of the Pasquotank River. Shedding new light on trade and commerce practices in the region from the 1700s to the early 1900s, relics obtained from the excavation site include dinner plates from the Revolutionary War era, a German broad axe from the early 1700s, and everyday items like work boots, beer tankards and hand-decorated chamber pots.  Nearly 300 of the 10,000 artifacts uncovered—many of which have never been seen anywhere else—are currently on display at MoA.

Studio 511Spend quality time with the children while creating memories as well as a painting the entire family will love at Studio 511 Art & Soul. Artist and owner Hope Comito Malott offers private family ‘paint parties,’ with prices based on canvas size. Starting at $15 for an 8 X 10 canvas to $30 for a 16 X 20, the pre-sketched canvas and materials are included in the price along with a variety of studio design options. Reservations are required as well as pre-payment.

Page After Page Bookstore

Need something for the bibliophile in your life, both young and old?  Look no further than Page After Page, a full-service bookstore located across the street from scenic Mariners’ Wharf Park. In addition to the large selection of inventory in stock, the store will order just about any book a customer wants—including out-of-print titles—and books can be shipped to any location in the United States.  And every Saturday morning at 10:15 am, there’s ‘Kids’ Storytime’ for babies and children up to age 7. The store also carries dozens of children’s titles.


Port Discover For the budding scientists in the family visit Port Discover, northeastern North Carolina’s center for hands-on science. Young kids can discover the fun of science through interactive and engaging discovery. Admission is $5 for one child and $2 per additional child. Children under 1 year old and adults are free. Open Thursday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. 

Come and experience all our area has to offer and please share your favorite adventures with us by tagging your photos on social media with #VisitECity.

Simone Cooper - Blog AuthorSimone Cooper A publicist and branding specialist who is also a mid-century modern fanatic. When she’s not assisting clients with messaging, you can find her hunting for furniture and housewares from the 1960s.

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