Culture and Art

Art galleries and music are just some of the cultural attractions of Edenton, NC. Our library is a wonderful place to sit quietly in comfortable chairs to read or use the wi-fi.

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Chowan Arts Council and Gallery Shop

Located in the Town Council Chamber Building on the waterfront, the Gallery features local artists of all mediums. Exhibits are rotated frequently.

The Gallery shop features unique and affordable works by local and regional artists.

Handicapped accessible. Open year round, Monday–Friday 11am–4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am–2pm. Admission: Free.

Regan Coxe
504 South Broad Street

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Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History

The Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History, Inc., was first conceived in 2005 when a group of "Cotton Mill Kids" got together for a homecoming. Since that time, they have worked toward a common goal of saving and preserving the history of the Mill and the people who lived and worked here.

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10-2.

Kip Shaw
420 Elliott Street, Edenton

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Register of Deeds Office

Genealogy records available. A complete Cemetery Survey has been conducted with approximately 5000 graves recorded with dates ranging from early 1700s to the present. You can access a list by visiting the website below or calling 252-482-8431. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm.

Sue Rountree
Courthouse Building, 101 S. Broad Street

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Rocky Hock Playhouse

The Rocky Hock Playhouse is a live professional Christian musical theatre, featuring the works of Gloria Emmerich. Our new venue in Edenton is now at the newly remodeled Leon Nixon Catering Banquet Facilities just two miles north of Edenton on Hwy 32.

The Rocky Hock Playhouse was founded in August of 2000 by Jeff and Gloria Emmerich. Over the past decade it has become one of America’s most unique full time professional Christian theaters. The Emmerichs write and produce four to five original musicals each year.

Gloria Emmerich
P.O. Box 322, Edenton, NC 27932

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Shepard-Pruden Library

Children’s Story Hour on Wednesday mornings. Adult book discussion groups throughout the year. Local history and Genealogy Section. Summer Reading Programs. Open year round,10am–7pm Monday and Tuesday; 10am–5pm Wednesday, 10am-7pm Thursday; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm.

106 West Water Street