Museum of the Albemarle’s second floor gallery sits the re-assembled Proctor Smokehouse, which was initially relocated from the Proctor Farm, in the Bear Swamp area of Perquimans County. Discover the history of the house and the reasoning’s to why it ended up in the Museum of the Albemarle.READ MORE ».
Through the vision of a group of passionate historians and residents who wanted a permanent home for Camden County artifacts, documents, and stories, The Camden County Heritage Museum and Historic Jail (117 N.C. Highway 343, next to the Historic Courthouse; 252-771-8333), a short drive from Elizabeth City, were founded in April 2017 and boast a historically significant array of local items, circa 1777 to present day.READ MORE ».
The Albemarle region is celebrating the 350th anniversary of its founding this year through a variety of commemorative activities, including special events in each of the northeastern counties.READ MORE ».
In the middle of the six-acre complex sits its crown jewel, a colonial Quaker homestead with its brilliantly-preserved bright red brick exterior contrasting starkly with the browns and greens and yellows of the surrounding land.READ MORE ».
Museum of the Albemarle (MoA) is an archetypal museum and one that should inspire not only its nearest neighbors in Elizabeth City, but folks across the Northeastern North Carolina region that shares its namesake (as well as travelers passing through).READ MORE ».
Downtown Elizabeth City’s residential area boasts a plethora of houses of historical and architectural interest. Here is a look at five stand-out homes on the walking tourREAD MORE ».
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho. But can ye tell if that scallywag be a he or a she? A pirate who could pillage and plunder with the best, could rifle and loot, kidnap and highjack. With all the pirately talents beheld by this one, the greatest talent of all may have been keeping the secret of their own gender.READ MORE ».
There has always been dispute amongst the residents of Elizabeth City with regard to how Elizabeth City was named. Was Queen Elizabeth I of England or Mrs. Betsy Tooley the namesake?
In the company of some Elizabeth City locals, even insinuating Betsy Tooley was the proprietress and barmaid of a local tavern located on Water Street – with propensities for Rum from the Caribbean Island Territories and thirsty sailors, can be cause for eyebrow raising – further uttering that folklore also alleges that Betsy Tooley ran a brothel is means for complete ostracization.READ MORE ».
If you’ve ever wondered about the chemistry of plants and the science behind some medical miracles, visit Museum of the Albemarle and learn about the genius of Percy Julian. The grandson of Alabama slaves, yet he went on to become one of America’s great scientists.READ MORE ».