History For Lunch Upcoming Dates


Tot Time Upcoming Dates



School Days: Talking Drums to Emancipation

Friday, February 24, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Special school programming will feature Atumpan-The Talking Drums.  When and how did the first Africans arrive in the Albemarle? What was their life like? What did emancipation mean? Explore these questions from first arrival until emancipation with hand-on activities and interactive programming.Call for reservations.


African Americans in World War I

Friday, February 24, 9 a.m.–noon

Learn more about the North Carolina men who served in the Great War, such as Moses Sharp from Hertford County. Follow them through turbulent times in foreign lands, and find out what life was like for those who remained at home.Call for reservations.


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Celebration Week

Monday, February 27–Friday, March 3, 9 a.m.–noon

Schools and organized groups: Celebrate the author’s birthday by reading a classic Dr. Seuss book, voting for your favorite book, and participating in a hands-on activity. Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character! Call for reservations.


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Thursday, March 2, 10–11 a.m.

Celebrate the author’s birthday by reading a classic Dr. Seuss book and participating in a hands-on activity. Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character!


Pinewood Derby  

Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Celebrate scouting in North Carolina! Watch as boy scouts from the Tidewater Council, Albemarle District race their hand-crafted cars down the track.


Student’s Day on the River

Friday, March 31, 9 a.m.–noon

Students will have the opportunity to explore the maritime heritage, both historical and natural, of the Albemarle Region. Call for reservations.



Looking for the Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea

Sunday, April 9, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Robert Smith, Professor of Bible and History at Mid-Atlantic Christian University, will review archaeological evidence, ancient sources, and his experience to evaluate candidate locations in Jerusalem for the tomb Arimathea used to bury Jesus.


MOA’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Friday, April 21, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Save the Date! Join us as we celebrate 50 years of museum history at a black-tie gala on Friday, April 21st, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  For more information, please call (252) 335-7789


Ultimate Wedding Expo

Sunday, April 23, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Visit our Wedding Expo, sponsored by The Bridal Lounge boutique. Whether you envision a lavish affair for hundreds or an intimate gathering of family and friends, you’ll find the products, services, and items necessary to make your dream wedding truly special.


For any Home School Groups, Learning or Childcare Centers interested in bringing your groups for visits or tours, please call Lori Meads at 252-331-4054 to schedule.

About Our Programs 

  • All of our programs are free unless otherwise noted.

  • "Tot Time" program participants must be between 3 and 5 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Please check our Facebook page or call the Museum at (252) 335-1453 for more details.