Adria L. Focht

Curriculum Vitae


M.A. in Anthropology (Archaeology), East Carolina University, 2009.

B.A. in Art and Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2005.



President & CEO, Charlotte Museum of History, Charlotte, NC.


Director & Curator, Kings Mountain Historical Museum,Kings Mountain, NC.
Museum Technician, Museum Resource Center,National Park Service, National Capital Region.

Museum Technician, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site,National Park Service, Atlanta, GA.

Graduate Assistant, Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Laboratory,Greenville, NC.

Field Supervisor/Teaching Assistant, East Carolina University (Phelps Archaeology Laboratory) Field School in Historical Archaeology, Bath, NC.

Museum Intern, Schiele Museum of Natural History, Archaeology Laboratory, Gastonia, NC.


Cordage Twist Preference Analysis in the Dan River Valley of Southern Virginia.  Master’s Thesis, research conducted at the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Published by East Carolina University, 2009.

Blackbeard Sails Again? Conservation of Textiles from the Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck (31CR314).  Online publication, 2008:

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