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Frisco Native American

Frisco Native American Museum NATURE TRAIL​ ​- EXTENSION OF MUSEUM If you choose a bench in a secluded place on the nature trail at the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center, you can connect with nature by just sitting quietly, listening and waiting. The woods offer all sorts of beautiful sounds: the chirp of birds as they forage and sing; the cry of sea gulls overhead, and the throaty call of ducks and geese in the big pond. ​ ​ The museum’s nature trail is a certified wildlife habitat and an extension of the museum’s educational exhibits. An enclosed case near the first bridge offers examples of medicinal plants, and many species are labeled throughout the trail. A long house under construction sits in a cove of pines, and a ten foo ​t cypress ​log nearby includes clam shell scrapers to continue transforming it into a canoe. What appears to be a pile of sand near the pavilion is actually spoils from deep sea dredging that offers treasures of sharks’ teeth and ancient fossils. A shad boat from the early 1900’s provides a glimpse into the past, and a cleared circle partially surrounded by logs simmers in the sun with ample places to sit and reflect. ​ ​The trail is open year round during daylight hours offering an opportunity to experience nature in all seasons: the quiet of winter when the rich smell of evergreens fills the air; the promise of new buds each spring, the lush riot of colors in summer, and the muted hues of fall. Every season is beautiful in its own way. The museum is located on Hatteras Island and is open with winter hours from 10:30 AM - 5 PM Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 252-995-4440 or visit www.nativeamericanmuseum.org. Mention this Ad and get a free Hot Dog when you purchase a Hot Dog. All of our clients get their own QR code for free when purchasing an ad. Elizabeth City Pasquotank County Senior Center The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Senior Center “Serving the Young at Heart, Adults 55 or Older” The Senior Center offers a wide variety of exciting programs, trips and activities for the senior citizens of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County. We strive to create a “family” atmosphere that promotes social, mental, physical and emotional overall well-being. Lauren Turner Senior Center Coordinator seniorcenter@cityofec.com Phone: (252)337-6661 or (252)337-6662 26 Albemarle Tradewinds May 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Northeast North Carolina Family History - Happy Anniversary… By: Irene Hampton - nencfamilyhistory@gmail.com Anyone who feels like celebrating may join me in wishing ourselves a happy anniversary! My specific occasion is the anniversary of writing this column. Quick review for those who have not been reading the entire year (probably most of you…) - I introduced the importance of children learning about their family history in my first column. Two psychologists performed a battery of tests and were amazed when their research showed that the more children knew about how past family members dealt with trials, the stronger their sense of control over their own lives. The “Do You Know” scale turned out to be the single best predictor of a child’s emotional health and happiness. The challenge for us is to learn that history ourselves in a fragmented society and then pass it on to younger family members. We mark many of these events as family occasions and that time of year is upon us again, graduations, weddings, family reunions. We just returned from one of those, our youngest son’s college graduation which was a wonderful opportunity to meet up with family members and friends and relive old memories and make new ones. And of course take a few wonderful pictures to share. Special occasions and anniversaries got me thinking about how people meet. I shared in a past column that no one in my husband’s family knew how his mother’s parents had met. Recently we were discussing how my husband’s parents had met and although there was some reasonable supposition, he really wasn’t sure. My parents met in a bowling alley! My father was waiting to catch a bus and while killing time, went into a nearby bowling alley where he proceeded to tell my mother she wasn’t bowling correctly… Well, the man HAD won a number of bowling trophies, but I’m impressed with the fact that the relationship ever went anywhere!! My husband and I met at a church sponsored event for young college students to meet each other. How did you meet the important people in your life? I hope you remember your own life events. Have you shared them verbally or written them down so they won’t be lost. How did your ancestors meet? Is anyone still alive who might remember? Is there a family history recorded somewhere – maybe even in an unpublished document? Is there an older family member who kept up with that “sort of stuff”? There is a great source available through HeritageQuest, which any local public library patron will have on line access to. “The Periodical Source Index, or PERSI, is the largest subject index to genealogy and local history periodical articles in the world.[1] Created by the staff of the Allen County Public Library Foundation and the ACPL’s Genealogy Center, PERSI is widely recognized as a vital tool for genealogical researchers. PERSI indexes articles in 11,000 periodical titles (including 3,000 defunct titles) published by thousands of local, state, national and international societies and organizations, arranging 2.25 million entries by surname or location and 22 basic subject headings.” As our weather warms up, I hope your interest and success in family research will also! Irene Hampton earned a Certifi cate in Genealogy from Brigham Young University and worked as the Genealogical/Local history Researcher for the Pasquotank-Camden Library for over 12 years. She has also abstracted and published “Widow’s Years Provisions, 1881-1899, Pasquotank County, North Carolina”; “1840 Currituck, North Carolina Federal Census” and “Record of Marriages, Book A (1851-1867) Currituck County, North Carolina”.You may contact her at nencfamilyhistory@gmail.com. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds May 2016 27