The effort to conserve three dugout canoes excavated in the late 1980s from Lake Phelps within Pettigrew State Park will be the focus of the Museum of the Albemarle’s monthly History for Lunch.
Kimberly Kenyon, head conservator for the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab in Greenville, will give the presentation scheduled for noon Wednesday, Nov. 15.
The program is being offered in person in the Gaither Auditorium inside the museum at 501 S. Water St., Elizabeth City, and through Zoom. To attend virtually, register in advance to receive the link.
Kenyon oversees the conservation of the three dugout canoes excavated from Lake Phelps in the state park located in Washington and Tyrrell counties 75 miles northeast of Greenville.
Kenyon will share the history of Native American activity around Lake Phelps, the discovery of dozens of canoes in the lake, and initial conservation measures taken for those recovered. She also will discuss the renewed efforts to stabilize the canoes so that they are preserved for generations to come.
The virtual program is supported by Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle.