ECSU's 125th anniversary to be featured at Museum of the Albemarle
Kesha Williams February 13, 2015
Elizabeth City State University and the Museum of the Albemarle are announcing a new
exhibit at the museum that will celebrate ECSU's 125th anniversary highlighting a
collection of artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia.
Chancellor Stacey Franklin Jones said she is excited about this new partnership with
the Museum of the Albemarle.
"What better way to forge ECSU's future than to celebrate its rich, 125-year history.
Through the partnership with the Museum of the Albemarle, we look forward to sharing
our story with the citizens of northeastern North Carolina," Jones said.
Bill McCrea, director of the regional museum, will chair the new exhibit committee
of university faculty, staff, alumni and area citizens involved in the selection of
Faculty: Dr. Rebecca Seaman,
MOA staff: Charlotte Patterson, Jaimie McCargo and Wanda
Alumni/Community: Elouise White and Joyce Long
ECSU staff: Amy Alcocer
According to McCrea, regional museums are powerful vehicles for celebrating the deep
and broad history of North Carolina.
"The Museum of the Albemarle is delighted to be teaming with ECSU in developing an
exhibit about the university's 125 year history. Through community engagement, we
hope to find artifacts and stories that will tell the rich history of the ECSU, its
importance to the area, and its lasting legacy," McCrea said.
The committee began meeting in January and will continue until the launch of the exhibit.
When the university celebrates its 125th anniversary in March of 2016, visitors will
have access to a host of events on campus as well as the Museum of the Albemarle exhibit.