The Carolina Room Presents: History of the Lost Colony

Saturday, November 18, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Independence Regional, IB Community Room

Join Tom Cole from the Carolina Room as he discusses the Lost Colony with an emphasis on the Native American side of the story. The “Lost” colonists set off with great hope, but suffered the consequences of bad planning and bad luck. The natives who met them were in the midst of their own inter-tribal conflicts and had to decide whether the European newcomers posed more of a threat or an opportunity.

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From Cmstory.org: On July 22, 1587 John White establishes a colony on Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. On August 18th Virginia Dare, the first child born to English parents in America, Ananias and Eleanor White Dare, is born. John White returns to England for more provisions, but England is at war with Spain. When he returns to Roanoke Island in 1590, there is no sign of the 110 settlers, including Virginia Dare. The Lost Colony becomes one of the greatest mysteries in American history. The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, We Bring History to You!

Presenter:
Tom Cole, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room
Contact Name:
Reference Staff
Contact Phone:
704-416-4800 opt. 4
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