Historic Bath seeks museum exhibit input

Published 7:53 pm Friday, May 12, 2017

From N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

BATH — The N.C. Division of Historic Sites and Properties is hosting a public input town hall meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. All local residents and interested parties are encouraged to come to the Bath Town Hall for the important meeting regarding the exhibits being developed for the northwest wing of the old Bath High School.

The meeting will include an update on the project thus far, an introduction to key members of the team working on the project, and the opportunity to share your suggestions and recommendations about the exhibits. For more information, contact 252-923-3971.

Special thank you to the Historic Bath Foundation for the renovations of the old Bath High School.

Historic Bath became North Carolina’s first town and was incorporated in 1705. It was the colony’s first port of entry and was home to North Carolina’s first public library. The Visitor Center is located at 207 Carteret St. The site is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information about special events, tours, weddings and parties, please call 252-923-3971. Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for students and apply separately for the Bonner and Palmer-Marsh Houses. Historic Bath is within the Division of State Historic Sites of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 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. 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.