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Tradewinds December 2014 Web

December 2014

By: Wanda Lassiter,

By: Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle The Museum of the Albemarle is one of several museums that feature actual buildings within a building. Inside the four-story Museum are two additional buildings. The circa 1755 Jackson House has been reconstructed in the Museum’s main gallery, Our Story. The house is a two-room hall-and-parlor-plan that illustrates the lives of small and middle-tier farmers from 1755 through 1820. The house was erected for the family of Daniel Jackson, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth. Like many area farmers, Jackson did other work, probably carpentry and coopering. The Jackson’s widowed granddaughter, Polly Jackson Scott, moved back into the house in 1813. She supported her family by weaving linen and woolen cloth. Furnishings inside the house are in the manner of a typical farm household in the Albemarle region during the mid-eighteenth century to the early-nineteenth century. A circa 1840 smokehouse is also reconstructed in the main gallery. The smokehouse once resided on the Proctor farm in the Bear Swamp area of Perquimans County. In the 1970s, it was moved to the Newbold-White House and then to the Museum of the Albemarle in 2003. This full-dovetail log plank structure exemplifies the importance of outbuildings in the successful operation of farms. Smokehouses were essential to the food supply on farms. Slaughtered hogs provided meat for the winter. Meat was packed in salt to draw out moisture. Later, the meat was hung and cured in the smoke of a low fire. Artifacts on display inside the smokehouse include a salt vat, hog scrapers, sausage stuffer, and iron pots. Come and visit the Museum of the Albemarle and learn how the two buildings were reconstructed and more about the history of life in the Albemarle region. CHRISTMAS IS COMING TO THE RIVER CITY! The Elizabeth City/ Pasquotank County Parks and Recreation Department and the Elizabeth City Fire Department are teaming together to sponsor the 2014 Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6th! Our Departments would like to extend an invitation to you to participate in this year’s parade. The parade will begin at 5:30 pm with the parade entries leaving the Enfield Park on Westover Street and traveling down Ehringhaus Street to N. Road Street, then onto Main Street and down S. Water Street ending at Waterfront Park. The theme for this year’s parade is “A River City Christmas” and we will be embracing the holiday season all along the parade route! There will be Christmas music from our local high school and middle school bands, floats, clowns and marching units of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts alike! Our own Mayor Joe Peel will be the Grand Marshall! First, Second and Third place awards will be given in five categories: Church, Civic Organizations, School Club, Band and Business who reflect the theme of a River City Christmas. Applications may be picked-up at the Knobbs Creek Recreation Center, at the Customer Service area of City Hall, the Elizabeth City Police Department and on line at www.cityofec.com. Applications must be received no later than Monday, November 17th to be eligible for the $20.00 entry fee. On November 18th the fee increases to $30.00 and the day of the parade the fee will be $40.00. For more information, please contact Michael “Hipp” Barclift, Superintendent of Recreation at 252-335-1424 or by e-mailhbarclift@cityofec.com Bobbi White, Director Elizabeth City/Pasquotank County Parks and Recreation Department Order your ad online.... anytime. albemarletradewinds.com 6 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2014 albemarletradewinds.com

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