History For Lunch Upcoming Dates




At the Movies! Upcoming Dates

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Thursday, June 29, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sing (2016)
Thursday, July 27, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.



Tot Time:  Donut Girls

Thursday, May 11, 10–11a.m.

Read a book and take part in a hands-on activity to discover why donuts were so popular during World War I and how the first Friday in June became National Donut Day. 


Operation: Memory

Friday, May 26, 1–4 p.m.

The red poppy campaign began as one woman’s desire to symbolize the sacrifice and courage of America’s soldiers in the first World War.   Join volunteers in the lobby to learn about the war and the campaign. Make a poppy pin to wear on Memorial Day.



Founders Day Tea

Sunday, June 4, 3–5p.m.

George and Blair Jackson host an afternoon with tea and cake at the Museum to honor the museum’s founders.


Junior Docent Training Camp

Tuesday, June 20, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Learn to be a Junior docent and help present summer programs.
Program is free, pre-registration required.


Dispossession: Discrimination against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights

 Wednesday, June 14, 12:15 p.m. 

Pete Daniel analyzes the decline and chronicles of black farmers' fierce struggles to remain on their land in the face of discrimination by bureaucrats in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He exposes the shameful fact that at the very moment civil rights laws promised to end discrimination, hundreds of thousands of black farmers lost their hold on the land as they were denied loans, information, and access to the programs essential to survival in a capital-intensive farm structure. Lecture and Book Signing.


Summer Fun:  Archaeology Day

Thursday, June 22, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Put your video games down and get dirty—become an archaeologist!  Recover artifacts from a rock site, then clean and label them in the conservation lab.
Preregistration requested for groups of 10 or more.  


NOVA Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius

Sunday, June 25, 3–5 p.m.

The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian broke the color barrier in American science before Jackie Robinson did so in baseball. This NOVA documentary brings his scientific breakthroughs and gripping biography to life.


Sprouting Scientists and Hands-On Historians: Summer Camp with Port Discover and Museum of the Albemarle

Ages 5–8:  June 26–June 28
Ages 9–14: June 29–June 30
8:30 a.m.–noon

Call Port Discover at 252-338-6117 for additional offerings.
Campers will discover some of what made up a soldier’s life during World War I and learn how the home front supported the war effort.



Happy Birthday, MOA! 

Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

The museum invites children to take part in its 50th birthday celebration by attending a birthday party and entering a chalk-drawing contest.  Chalk drawing event is from 10 a.m. to noon.  At 1 p.m. bring the family to the birthday party and enjoy cake pops, games, and hand-on activities. Winners of the chalk drawing contest will be announced at 2 p.m.  


Operation: Kids Discover World War I

Thursday, July 13, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Step back in time to see the United States enter the Great War in 1917.  You’ll discover information about the life of a soldier, learn the purpose of a victory garden, and view posters that boosted support for the war.  You’ll also view the exhibit Tar Heels in the Trenches and hear a few songs from the era.
Preregistration requested for groups of 10 or more.  


Children’s Theater: The Legend of Sir Captain Curri C. Tuck

Thursday, July 20, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Based on the children’s book by James Butz, this seafaring tale for all ages follows a daring privateer and his crew as they denounce violence and bullying during the Golden Age of Piracy. Preregistration requested for groups of 10 or more. 




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.