The Museum of the Albemarle will host our monthly History for Lunch on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 12 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium when Bill Barber will provide insight into the timber boom that swept across coastal North Carolina following the Civil War, creating employment and industry in coastal counties.
The John L. Roper Lumber Company was only one of the many lumber mills that operated during that era but led the way in building railroads, organizing the lumbermen from three states into the North Carolian Pine Association, and rebranding what had been considered an inferior product into lumber that dominated the market as “North Carolina Pine.”
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 a link to attend the lecture virtually.
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The virtual program is supported by Friends of 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, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.