Museum of the Albemarle is venue for many events

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By Rosana Castilho
For Museum of the Albemarle

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Many people think the Museum of the Albemarle is just a history museum that interprets and celebrates the cultural history of the Albemarle, an area spanning 13 counties across northeastern North Carolina. But the Museum of the Albemarle is more than just a museum; it is also a nice venue for many other activities.

Are you thinking of getting married? One of the first tasks on your to-do list is choosing a fabulous wedding and reception venue. And the question is: Where? The Museum of the Albemarle is a stunning building with a beautiful view of the Pasquotank River. A place to make the event part of a story that can be looked back on and enjoyed through photographs, videos, and memories as to the beauty of the event.

One of the exhibits now at The Museum is “I Do! Weddings in the Albemarle 1831 – 2015” exhibit. This exhibit will end Dec. 31. When you come to visit this exhibit you will be able to see the changes that have occurred in celebrating weddings, ceremonies, receptions, trousseaus, gifts and traditions since the 1800’s.

The Museum of the Albemarle has also been used as a centralized meeting place. For example, representatives from surroundings counties met here to discuss with the North Carolina Department of Transportation the impact of the proposed Interstate 87.

The museum’s facilities have also been used for class reunions. Northeastern High School classmates celebrated their 40th class reunion some weeks ago, with beautiful decorations and nice music. The museum has a kitchen facility to accommodate catered foods that the class reunion also took advantage of. All the former classmates had good time.

The museum has large enough spaces that Perquimans and Northeastern High Schools celebrated their proms here the last few years. The Portico was decorated with different subjects and the students had a wonderful time. Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies has used the museum for both proms and graduation ceremonies.

Rosana Castilho is Museum of the Albemarle’s event rental coordinator.

Church conferences and acting performances have been held in the comfortable and beautiful auditorium - another rental space available at the Museum.

A large conference room is available on the 4th floor. This has been utilized by representatives from the 13 counties who are now planning their 350th Anniversary next year!

Entertain at the Museum of the Albemarle and make any event an elegant affair. MOA is attractive and convenient to downtown Elizabeth City and is an ideal choice for a wide array of events including those previously mentioned, as well as business meetings, corporate dinners, community events, performances, anniversaries, holiday parties, family reunions, art and cultural festivals.

As you can see The Museum of the Albemarle is ‘More’ than just a Museum. If you are planning an activity or event, even though it might be one that was not previously mentioned, stop by to see if we can accommodate you. Then your activity or event could be added to the list that makes MOA more than just a Museum.

Rosana Castilho is Museum of the Albemarle’s event rental coordinator.