OBX History Weekend


Admission to the Symposium is FREE

              Please register at:    www.firstcolonyfoundation.org/

The symposium is a series of thirteen  30-minute presentations and two 20-minute interactive discussion sessions led  by pre-eminent history and archaeology authorities. All Symposium presentations take place at the US Fish & Wildlife Visitor Center on the north-end of Roanoke Island.

Green Glazed Surrey-Hampshire Shards

Additional activities include

  • BOAT TOURS of Roanoke Island’s eastern shore, originating in Manteo; [fee charged]
  • AIR TOURS from the County Airport to Site X; [fee charged]
  • WALKING TOURS of an active archaeological dig in Fort Raleigh’s historic zone; FREE
  • COSTUME EXHIBITS at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo & US Fish & Wildlife Visitor Center; FREE
  • ARTIFACTS EXHIBITS at the Dare Count Arts Council in Manteo; FREE
  • 16TH-CENTURY REPRODUCTIONS EXHIBIT at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo. FREE



The information at the symposium is almost certain to modify the perspective of historians and the general public  regarding the story of the  Roanoke Island colonies.

Archaeological Dig in Process

The History Weekend Symposium event is produced by First Colony Foundation in partnership with Elizabeth R & Company, the NPS at Fort Raleigh and the US Fish & Wildlife Visitor Center. Major support groups are the Dare County Arts Council and the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center.


Nick Luccketti (above) directed a small team of archaeologists to Site X. Foundation evidence has determined this site deserves further, and more intense, archaeological investigation.


Funded in part by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and the Outer Banks Community Foundation.


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