New Schedule — In Search of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colonists

Tidewater Virginia Historical Society Lecture

Just one word… “CROATOAN”… carved into a wooden post.  The mystery has lasted for centuries.  What happened to the English settlers of Roanoke Island:  disease, death, massacre, assimilation into another culture?  Has the mystery finally been solved?

Since 1895, historians and archaeologists have searched for the fort and village sites of Raleigh’s 1585 and 1587 colonies on Roanoke Island, and more recently, where the 1587 “Lost Colonists” may have re-established their settlement up the Albemarle Sound.  

Join noted archaeologist, author, professor, and President and Principal Archaeologist of the James River Institute of Archaeology, Nick Luccketti as he shares the exciting work being done at the First Colony Foundation researching Sir Walter Raleigh’s effort in 1585 and 1587 to establish a colony on Roanoke Island.

Sunday, April 3, 2022
The Hennage Auditorium
At the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
301 S. Nassau Street
Williamsburg, VA

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