“Guardians of the Land: Discovering Indigenous Americans”

By on January 11, 2022

Roanoke-Hatteras Descendants. (Courtesy Chief Marilyn Morrison)
Members of tribes across Virginia and North Carolina attend this the Nansemond Indian Powwow held in Suffolk, Virginia. (Courtesy Chowan Indian Nation)
Meherrin Indian Tribe Powwow. (Courtesy Gordon Allen Photography)
Meherrin Indian Tribe members Dennis and Jasmine Webb. (Courtesy Duane Brayboy)
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Children’s Exhibit Opening at the Museum of the Albemarle

Museum of the Albemarle

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The Museum of the Albemarle will open its newest children’s exhibit, “Guardians of the Land: Discovering Indigenous Americans” on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Indigenous people have lived in North Carolina for over 15,000 years, long before other groups. Consequently, Indigenous Americans are the “First Americans.” They viewed land as more than dirt or soil; it was part of the culture and history of the people who inhabited it.

Come and visit this children’s exhibit to connect and learn how land has played an important role in the living history of the Indigenous people of coastal northeastern North Carolina. Indigenous American people are still being heard, their stories are being shared, and they are working to help others better understand their lives, cultures, contributions, and histories. Listen to their stories and voices, for they are strong.

Tribes may have their own rituals but a common link between nearly all was the relationship to nature, the earth, and animals, and the feeling that the materials from nature used to make the paint gave meaning to the person receiving the special symbols.

Please visit the Museum of the Albemarle to view this and other exhibits Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City. Find them on Facebook.




County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.


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