postponed — In Search of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colonists

DUE TO COVID CONCERNS, THIS LECTURE IS POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE –TBD

January 9, 2022

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, January 9, 2022
2:00pm
Williamsburg Regional Library Auditorium
501 Scotland Street
Williamsburg, VA

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