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Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society

CORRESPONDENCE: Correspondence regarding membership and dues should be sent to Denise Gibbs, Treasurer, PO Box 517, Engelhard, NC 27824. Correspondence regarding publications should be sent to R. S. Spencer, Inc., P. O. Box 159, Engelhard, N. C. 27824.

2013 OFFICERS: President - Isabelle Homes; Vice President - Marco Gibbs; Secretary - Sophia T. Jarvis; Treasurer - Clare Baum; Directors - Lenora R. Bright, Ellen A. Williams, Denise Gibbs, Alfred J. Schmitt, Jr., Roy Clarke, R. S. Spencer, Jr., Betty S. Mann, Bea Emmert; Journal Editors: Betty S. Mann, R.S. Spencer, Jr.

PURPOSE: The Hyde County Historical Society was formed in 1963 to preserve and record the history of Hyde County and its people. In May, 1991, the name of the society was changed to Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society.

MEMBERSHIP: Membership is from 1 January to 31 December. Individual dues are $25.00 per year.  Members receive one issue each of the Spring and Fall High Tides.  Members may submit name/s and date/s of individuals or families they are researching to be published in a future High Tides.

MEETINGS: The Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society meets in the Spring and Fall of each year in various section of the county, and occasionally with the societies of neighboring counties. Members are notified of the meetings in the society's journal, High Tides.

EDITORIAL POLICY: The editors of High Tides solicit information pertaining to Hyde County or its people. The contents are determined by the editors who reserve the right to edit all material selected. An effort is made by the editors to include both historical and genealogical information in the journal.

DONATIONS: The Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  Donations to HCH&GS are tax deductible and will be used, if possible, as directed by the donor.

LIBRARY: The Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society Library contains a broad selection of publications which may be used for research. The library is located at the Mattamuskeet Library, 20418 US 264, Swan Quarter, NC, 27885.  A copy machine is available.  The numbers of the society's library are (252) 926-1955 voice, (252) 926-0310 answering machine, and (252) 926-0311. The library may be visited any time that school is in session (normal school hours, 5 days per week). When the school is closed, the library may still be used (except on holidays) according to the following schedule:

Regular Hours

Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Summer Hours
(1 June thru 3 Sept 2001)

Monday - 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed for lunch 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Regular hours resume after Labor Day


1997 - 2014