Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Museum of Albemarle Tells Story of Thousands of Years

Story of Albermarle Sound
Written by Bruce Ferrell

(ELIZABETH CITY) --A new signature exhibit opened at an Elizabeth City museum this weekend -- to tell the story of the Albermarle Sound over thousands of years. The 6,200 square foot "Our Story" exhibit at The Museum of the Albermarle includes more than 750 artifacts which takes visitors through time -- including the settling of the Lost Colony and when Blackbeard the Pirate roamed the seas and finally to today. Museum exhibit design chief Don Pendergraft says the centerpiece is a 1755 farmhouse. The $1.5 million project was funded from private donations.