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September 2014

By: Wanda Lassiter,

By: Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle The Museum of the Albemarle has a large document collection. One document of interest was titled “The Fable of the Bird and the Swine.” It was written in the early 1890s. Do you agree with the moral? “Near a town in which a man once lived was a place where a lovely bird was confined. There were many other beautiful birds in the park and town but none of the others afforded the man the pleasure that this one did and whenever he could find time he would go out to where it was and see it. He seemed to never tire of watching it and hearing its sweet song. This went on for some time and the man became more and more attached to the beautiful creature and found more and more pleasure in its society. One day the keeper of the bird told the man that he was going to free the bird from its confinement and allow it to take a long journey. The man was grieved for he feared he would never see it again or if it did return it would be changed from the beautiful creature which gave him so much pleasure. When the keeper saw the look of disappointment on the man’s face he told him if he really cared for the bird he should be glad it was going and to think of what a happy time it would have. Still the man grieved at the separation and could not be consoled by the keeper’s lyric, wherefore the keeper called the man a hog. Moral: Friendship that is too unselfish may be the result of indifference.” Free Day at Frisco Native American Museum Are you ready for Fall? Join the Museum of the Albemarle and Serenity Arts Studio for Paint and Cookie: Colorful Fall of Legs! On Friday, September 19, 2014 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Museum of the Albemarle. The Museum and Serenity Studio Arts will join forces in creating a mixed-media canvas for October’s First Friday Art Walk. School age participants will paint their favorite leg theme, from legs of a scarecrow to the legs of a mummy. The masterpieces created by participants during the workshop will be highlighted at Serenity Studio Arts on October 3, 2014 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at First Friday Art Walk. Limited space and supply fee. For More Information Call 252-335-1453 THE Some things in life are free . . . On Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center will participate in the tenth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. On Museum Day, selected cultural institutions and museums nationwide open their doors free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors. The day is a celebration of learning. “We’re delighted to be part of this celebration again,” said Carl Bornfriend, Executive Director of the Frisco Native American Museum. “We’ve had a long relationship with the Smithsonian, having served on the Southeastern Regional Advisory Committee when the new Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian was planned. We support the concept for the day and have been pleased to have many visitors and local individuals take advantage of it over the years.” Attendees must present Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. The Museum Day Admission Card is available in the September 2014 issue of Smithsonian magazine and a downloadable version is available on the Smithsonian.com website. “We, or at least I, can have no conception of human life and human thought in a hundred years or fifty years. Perhaps my greatest wisdom is the knowledge that I do not know. The sad ones are those who waste their energy in trying to hold it back, for thy can only feel bitterness in loss and no joy in gain.” ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley