By Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle
Over the past 50 years the Museum of the Albemarle has acquired a large percentage of its artifact collection through public donations. Over the next 50 or more years, the Museum will begin to collect artifacts from the decades of 1960s-present. Here is a sample list of what MOA would like to collect:
Heavy metal band t-shirts Trucker hats Mood rings
Banana clips Leg warmers Crocs
Uggs Reebox basketball shoes Dr. Martens My Little Ponies
Daisy Duke shorts Skinny jeans Members Only jacket
Power Rangers Skateboards Moon Shoes
Beavis and Butthead toys Fidgets Star Wars action figures
Glow Worms Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Beanie Babies
Polly Pocket Stretch Armstrong Squinkies
Monster High dolls Nintendo Atari
Mr. Potato Head Hatchimals Troll toys
Chatty Cathy Easy Bake Oven Tickle Me Elmo
Big Wheel Tonka trucks Pogo ball
Masters of the Universe Fisher Price Little People LiveStrong bracelets
Razor scooters Fanny packs
Military uniforms of individuals who served in areas including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, Vietnam, Korea, Saudi Arabia
To donate object, please email a photograph of the object along with a brief description of the object including its relation of Northeastern North Carolina, its usage and history to Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle, at A member of MOA’s collection staff will work with you to determine whether the object meets the museum's collecting criteria as listed below. Was the object made or used in northeastern North Carolina?
  • What is the object's historical significance?
  • Can documentation (written or oral) on the object be found?
  • Does the object need conservation work?
  • What is the object's exhibit potential?
  • What impact would the object have on available storage space?
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