First Colony Foundation is pleased to introduce two new board members.
Mr. Robert G. Anthony, Jr.
Mr. Robert G. Anthony, Jr., is the Curator of the North Carolina Collection and Director of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, based in Wilson Library at UNC in Chapel Hill. Bob succeeded as curator the late North Carolina historian, author, and founding First Colony Foundation board member William S. Powell. Since 1994 he has overseen the massive collection of books and artifacts pertaining to the state’s history. The collection even includes an axe head collected from Fort Raleigh during the Civil War. A long-time supporter of FCF, his involvement became more significant when in 2018 he coordinated with Dr. Eric Klingelhofer to present a very successful symposium at Chapel Hill and Roanoke Island on the 400th anniversary of the death of Sir Walter Raleigh.
Dr. Carter Lee Hudgins
Dr. Carter Lee Hudgins is Director Emeritus of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, jointly
sponsored by Clemson University and the College of Charleston. A native of Franklin, Virginia, he received his undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond and an MA at Wake Forest University, followed by a PhD in early American history and culture from the College of William and Mary. He is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Frances Edmunds Medal presented by Historic Charleston Foundation and Preservation South Carolina’s Governor’s Award for significant achievement in the support of historic preservation in South Carolina. As evidenced by his prolific authorship of publications and research papers, Carter brings to our organization an extensive knowledge of history and archaeological experience in the Southeast and elsewhere.