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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Lost Colony Site X Presentation

Roanoke Symposium Success

First Colony Foundation, in partnership with the local historical and theatrical group, Elizabeth R & Company, held a symposium in Manteo, October 27-28, to present recent research on the Roanoke colonies and mount an exhibit of Renaissance artifacts, Elizabethan costumes, and locally produced reproductions.

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Elizabethan Pottery Restored

In June 2016, NPS archaeologists and First Colony Foundation’s Eric Deetz located Elizabethan pottery in a salvage excavation on an eroding bluff 400 yards northeast of the Fort Raleigh earthwork.

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