Upcoming Public Symposium & Events – March 21-22

OUTER BANKS HISTORY WEEKEND 2020

Carolina Contact: Algonquins and Elizabethans

Presented by First Colony Foundation in partnership with Elizabeth R & Co, North Carolina Department of Cultural and Natural Resources, Friends of the Outer Banks History Center, and National Park Service Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

Symposium is 9 am to 4 pm at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Free admission.
Symposium presentations (20 minutes) are designed for the general public. The morning session is Tidewater Algonquins, with Clay Swindell, Helen Rountree, and Mary Beth Fitts. The afternoon session is Elizabethan Images of Indians and Others, with Phillip Evans, Duncan James, and Carter Hudgins.

The North Carolina Office of State Archaeology will present posters and exhibit of Indian artifacts, and hold an outdoor children’s dig. The Outer Banks History Center will hold an open house that morning to introduce visitors to its research holdings.

Fort Raleigh Historic Site staff will conduct archaeological tours on Sunday 22 March at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00. They will guide visitors through exhibits at the Visitors Center and on trails to view past archaeological sites. First Colony Foundation personnel will accompany the groups to supply first-hand accounts of the digs.