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February 2016

Frisco Native American

Frisco Native American Museum Visitors to the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center are sometimes surprised to find a quilt on display as an example of Native American art. Quilting was one of many crafting techniques Native Americans borrowed and transformed into something unique to their culture. The art of quilting was appealing because it reflected several native traditions: it provided a way to recycle materials to create a beautiful and useful item, it was a means to showcase important symbols, and it produced a meaningful gift for important occasions and ceremonies. One of the best known examples of native quilt designs is the Morning Star which was popularized in the late 1800s. The choice of the star was natural since the Morning Star had long been observed by natives and depicted in beadwork and original paintings. The Morning Star quilt is typically made with an eight-pointed star. Each point is composed of small diamonds skillfully pieced together to create a full image, generally covering the entire quilt top. Although the Star quilt originated among the Sioux tribes (Lakota, Dakota, and Nakoda/Assiniboine) it spread throughout the Great Plains and became important for ceremonies, celebrations, and special occasions for many eastern tribes as well. The museum has a large star quilt on display. It was hand crafted by master quilter, and long-time museum supporter, Pat Lysell from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Visitors often remark on the intricate work and the magnificent design. 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 If you wish an article written about your business call Scott at 252-312-2302 24 Albemarle Tradewinds February 2016

Is it a Baby Carriage, a Pram, or a Stroller? By Rosana Castilho, Collections Assistant, Museum of the Albemarle The first pram or baby carriage was invented in 1733 by William Kent for the third Duke of Devonshire could transport his children when they were strolling around and, more important amuse them! The early baby carriage were designed to be pulled by a goat or small pony as the children sat in the basket. This creation would serve as the model for all later designs. Eventually, larger and heavier perambulators or prams, became popular during the Victorian era (1837 – 1901), and lighter, more flexible designs enjoyed popularity during the later half of the 1900s. In the 1920s, prams were available to most families and became safer, with larger wheels, brakes, deeper interiors, and lower, studier frames. Soon afterward, a baby carrier was developed and immediately copied by doll carriage manufactures. In 1965 Owen Maclaren, an English aeronautical engineer, using his knowledge of airplanes, designed the first compact and lightweight umbrella stroller in aluminum, collapsible frame, making it easy to store. Newer versions of buggies can be configured into strollers equipped with foot and/or handbrakes and used during jogging. Speeds The Search up to 10 mph can be reached. The first stroller of this kind was called “Roller Buggy”. By : Ron Ben-Dov Prams and baby buggies are for the most part synonymous with baby carriages. Over the years, whatever the name, the vehicle still transports babies or the very young. But if William Kent could see how his idea is being I woke in the morning used today with babies being transported in backpacks or in ultra-light collapsible strollers, I think he would be And looked all around; proud! I looked neath the bed, Visit the Museum of the Albemarle for a new exhibit featuring prams, carriages, and baby strollers. Even under the covers; I walked to the kitchen, Then out the door; I looked on the ground, Are Drugs & Alcohol Way up in the sky; I searched in the deep, Climbed the mountaintops, Yet still I could not find; I checked out the moon, Then focused on Mars; Yet still did not see; Phone: 252-338-8476 I’ve searched and I’ve looked All over the land; My Lord and my Savior couldn’t be found Then I looked in the mirror And what did I see? Born in Telaviv, Israel Lived in NY from My Lord and my Savior was inside of me. Mention this ages five until eighteen, becoming a U.S. Ad and get citizen at eleven. A US Navy veteran, merchant seaman, graduate of ECSU with a free Hot a BS in Accounting. Was a Motor Fuels Tax Dog when you Auditor for NC, and currently employed as an IT Security Control Specialist for a local purchase a EC NC bank. In 2008 a life changing event Hot Dog. occurred and the flow of faith based poetry has run ever since. More of my poetry can be found at: Ron Ben-Dov at Albemarle Tradewinds February 2016 25