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The new Museum of the Albemarle seeks to convey and instill the customs and values of the people who settled and sustained the Albemarle region. The four-story 50,000-square-foot building draws upon the historic Outer Banks United States Life Saving Service buildings for its design. The museum began in 1967, and the new building opened in April 2006. Lea discusses the design of the building, the people who made it happen, and the exhibits.
Begun in 1967 and once housed in a small brick building, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City has room to grow in its newly opened 50,000-square-foot facility. The four-story building draws upon the historic Outer Banks United States Life Saving Service buildings for its design. The museum portrays the customs and values of the people who settled and sustained the Albemarle region. Two historic buildings that were moved to the museum and restored on-site are the Jackson House (1755) and an 1840s smokehouse.
A unique new history center opened this summer in Elizabeth City devoted solely to telling the history of the Albemarle region. This region, called \"The Cradle of North Carolina\" (first settled in 1583) is the 10-county area lying east of the Chowan River and bordering the Albemarle Sound. The idea for the museum was first conceived by the Pasquotank Historical Society in the late 1950s. The Museum of the Albemarle opened in May, 1967 and is located on U.S. 17 approximately two miles south of Elizabeth City.