“Celebration of the banker ponies” with the Albemarle museum

Meet one of Corolla’s wild horses, like the one shown here, on September 11 at the Albemarle Museum in Elizabeth City. Photo: Corolla Wild Horse Fund

The Albemarle Museum will be ‘Banker Pony Celebration’ with the Corolla Wild Horse Fund from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday September 11th.

Visitors to the event can learn about and meet the Spanish Colonial Wild Horses of the Outer Banks – as well as participate in hands-on activities at the facility, 501 S. Water St., Elizabeth City.

The film “Secret of the Corolla: The Gift of the Outer Banks”, produced by Jerry Thompson, will premiere at 11 am in the museum’s Gaither auditorium. Visitors will learn about the Spanish Colonial Wild Horses found on the Outer Banks and how they came to be. Thompson of Big Dog Films and Meg Puckett, Corolla Wild Horse Fund Herd Manager will be available to answer questions.

Visitors can also meet the author of children’s books, Kelley Grinder Horton. She will be at the museum to sign copies of her book “Sebi the Colt: A New Life”, a tribute to a young boy, Sebastian Lopez, and his mother Ravann Horton of the Outer Banks. A Mustang foal was named after Sebastian when his death and that of his mother in May 2020 preceded his birth by just a few days. Mother and son spend their days on the beaches of Corolla as the reincarnated Wild Spanish Mustang Colt and beautiful Black Raven.

Visit www.museumofthealbemarle.com to learn more about the museum which serves Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties. The museum is the North Carolina Regional History Museum of the North Carolina State History Museums Division.

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