Hidden Gems of the Albemarle
Chowan University presents Hidden Gems of the Albemarle, an historical and archeological exploration of regional treasures.
Welcome M. Christopher White – President Chowan University
Keynote Speaker Susan Kluttz – NC Secretary of Cultural and Natural Resources
9:45 Dan Sayers – American University Current Archeological Efforts in the Great Dismal Swamp
10:30 Breakout Sessions (select one)
Stan Riggs – East Carolina University "NC Land of Water"
Charles Ewen – East Carolina University "The State of Archeology in Northeastern NC"
E. Thomson Shields, Jr. – East Carolina University "A History of Northeastern NC Literature"
11:30 Historic Panel Deborah Dunn, Moderator
Panelists: Monika Fleming – Edgecombe Community College "Historic Preservation Trades"
Karen Hayes – Somerset Plantation "The History of Somerset Plantation"
Marvin T. Jones – Chowan Discovery Group "History of the Winton Triangle"
Maggie Gregg – Regional Director, Preservation NC "The Preservation and Present Status of Historic Homes in the Albemarle Region"
Phil McMullan – Historian "The History of Blacklands Farming"
David Serxner – Education Coordinator, Hope Plantation "History of the Development of the Education Program at Hope Plantation"
Jeffrey Turner – Ranger, Merchants Millpond "History of Merchants Millpond"
1:30 Brent Lane – UNC Chapel Hill "The Economic History of the Albemarle and the Current Search for the Colonists in Salmon Creek"
Ongoing Architectural History of the Albemarle Area Displaces by Alice Eley Jones in Whitaker Library