Sir Walter Raleigh at Fort Raleigh

Honoring Joachim Gans

The achievements of Joachim Gans, a skilled metallurgist who accompanied the Lost Colony settlement, were recognized in a dignitary-rich celebration at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on July 27, 2018.

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Lost, Perished, Discovered

First Colony Foundation Vice President Eric Klingelhofer was informed of a problem by colleagues, historian Dr. James Horn and archaeologist Nick Luccketti. In the manuscript of Ivor Noel Hume’s report on the excavations he directed at Roanoke Island in the 1990’s, the picture of Thomas Harriot was found to be of someone else and not Thomas Harriot.

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manor farm dethick sleep

Identity of Roanoke Leader Discovered

The 2017 (96.3) issue of the prestigious North Carolina Historical Review contains an article by FCF researcher Eric Klingelhofer, now Emeritus Professor of History at Mercer University. The article tracks down the identity of Captain Edward Stafford, one of Lane’s senior officers in 1585-6 and the captain of the pinnace accompanying John White’s settlers in 1587.

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