Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Lost Colony: Theater Under the Stars

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Since 1937, over 4 million visitors have seen this dramatic story of America's earliest beginnings.

The Lost Colony's 70th Anniversary production season runs
June 1st-August 20th nightly, Mon-Sat at 8:30.
(click here for ticket info)
About the Lost Colonists of Roanoke

Before Jamestown and Plymouth, a group of about 120 men, women and children bravely established the first English settlement in the New World on Roanoke Island in 1587. Shortly after arriving in this New World, colonist Eleanor Dare, gave birth to Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America.

But life on the island was difficult. Low on supplies and facing hostile Native Americans, the colonists sent Governor John White back to England in the summer of 1587 for supplies. Due to the impending war with Spain, however, Governor White was unable to return to Roanoke Island until 1590. When he arrived, the colony had vanished, leaving one tantalizing clue as to their whereabouts: the word "CROATOAN" carved on a post. The fate of those first colonists remains a mystery to this day and is one of America's most intriguing unsolved mysteries.