High on the Hog

The Museum of the Albemarle will open its newest exhibit on September 28th, 2019. High on the Hog, will look at how pigs have become a part of our family, home, and livelihood.


The expression “half land, half water” describes the area of northeastern North Carolina. And on that land, hogs have been raised, butchered, and processed for generations. Hogs have found their way into our lives and culture, playing a significant role for families in northeastern North Carolina. Whether a vital source of food and income for regional families or an ingredient in recipes and medicinal and everyday products, hogs are considered cultural icons. The High on the Hog exhibition, which opens September 28th, 2019 will look at how pigs have become a part of our family, home, and livelihood.


Artifacts on display in the exhibit will include hog catchers, bills of sales, account books, plantation records, hog scrapers, cookbooks, hog scalding vat, butcher knives, a crackling press, lard paddles, a butcher block and prize-winning State Fair banners.


The exhibit is free and open to the public.


High on the Hog, remains on view until September, 2022.