History for Lunch Nell Cropsey and Jim Wilcox: The Chill of Destiny William E. Dunstan, PhD.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Join the Museum of the Albemarle on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. for History for Lunch.  Guest speaker William E. Dunstan, PhD., native of Elizabeth City will discuss the evolution of his soon to release book “Nell Cropsey and Jim Wilcox:  The Chill of Destiny.”  

A gifted educator and writer, William E. Dunstan, native of Elizabeth City, serves as a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His comprehensive professional journey includes remarkable achievements as an archivist at the Virginia State Archives, managing editor of the history quarterly Virginia Cavalcade, and editor of historical publications at the National Archives.  He earned his doctorate in history at Carnegie Mellon University and pursued postdoctoral studies at Harvard University.  He demonstrated administrative expertise as the founding director of the University Transfer Program at Durham Technical Community College.  Winning numerous awards for his classroom skills, Dr. Dunstan has taught at Brevard College, Carnegie Mellon University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The Chronicle of Higher Education hailed him as an innovative scholar and author with a deft hand for creating pitch-perfect literature.  He regales readers with his delightfully witty six-book memoir, Adventures of a Southern Boyhood.  His
other daringly insightful publications include three breathtaking books exploring the social, cultural, and political footprints of antiquity: The Ancient Near East, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. 

About the Museum of the Albemarle
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. 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 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 www.ncdcr.gov.   

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 Susi Hamilton, 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 call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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