History for Lunch at Museum of the Albemarle: Chowanoke history from 1584 to now

History for Lunch at Museum of the Albemarle: Chowanoke history from 1584 to now

August 9th, 2022

The Museum of the Albemarle will host our monthly History for Lunch on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 12 p.m.

The Chowanoke Nation was the largest of the Algonquian nations in North Carolina.  The English encountered them in 1586-one year before the arrival of the Lost Colony and 21 years before the settlement of Jamestown.  The Chowan Discovery Group’s Marvin Tupper Jones, a Chowanoke descendant, presents an image-filled story of a people who endured North Carolina’s first colonial war, fought for freedoms in the Civil War, and remain a part of its original area.

The Museum will offer the History for Lunch in-person and through Zoom.  Register in advance through the Museum’s Facebook page or website to receive link to attend lecture virtually.

The virtual program is supported by Southern Bank and Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC of Elizabeth City.


About the Museum of the Albemarle

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 Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays 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 Natural and 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.ncdcr.gov.   

 About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary D. Reid Wilson, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

 NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office, and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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