Calling all young readers to meet author Donna Turner of the new historical fiction for the young at heart on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The reader will discover the history of the Outer Banks through the friendship of Paul Barnes and Anna Pool.  Paul travels back in time to meet Anna to learn about lighthouses, lifesaving, Banker ponies, and how simple life can be living on the Outer Banks.

Visit Our Story to view a reprint of “The Nags Head Portrait” that is believed to be of Theodosia Burr that washed ashore. The original portrait is located at Yale University. As you keep strolling, view more artifacts relating to the Lifesaving Service.

A Nags Head Wrinkle in Time will be available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop.

About the Museum of the Albemarle
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C.

Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at   

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary D. Reid Wilson, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit

Barbara Putnam
Operations Manager, Museum of the Albemarle
NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources
Phone: (252) 331-4035
501 South Water Street  |  Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909