Cox to speak at Second Saturday

Published 12:07 am Saturday, August 13, 2011

Historic Bath’s upcoming Second Saturday event, titled Early Settlement and Trade Along the Pamlico, will highlight a lecture at 10 a.m. today at the Historic Bath Visitor Center, 207 Carteret St.

The lecture, co-sponsored by the Historic Bath Book Club, will be presented by Jim Cox, a Beaufort County native and area historian. He will speak on early settlement in the area, as many hours of research led to his thesis work at East Carolina University on the topic. Following the lecture, in recognition of the importance of the waterways to early development along the Pamlico River, there will be a short staff-led discussion about Bath’s colonial ropewalk, after which rope-making demonstrations will be held. Guests may help create ropes and take the keepsakes home with them. Rope-making demonstrations will conclude at 2 p.m.
Second Saturdays events take place at 37 state historic sites and museums on the second Saturday of each summer month.

For a complete schedule of Second Saturday events, go to For more information about events at Historic Bath, visit or call 252-923-3971.