The Lost Colony Awarded SETC Staffing Development Matching Grant

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA), the non-profit that produces The Lost Colony outdoor historic drama, is proud to announce that it has been awarded one of seven inaugural grants from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) to professional theatres across the United States. The grants were made available to provide resources and funding that will assist professional theatres with hiring, staffing and networking opportunities. SETC is the strongest and broadest network of theatre practitioners in the U.S. and provides extensive resources and year-round opportunities for its constituents. Their services and publications contribute significantly to the careers of emerging artists, seasoned professionals, and academicians. RIHA is a longtime member and supporter of SETC which was established in 1948.

RIHA has been awarded a Staffing Development Matching Grant for $2,000 from SETC. The grant will help fund a Theatre Arts Camp/Education Outreach Program Coordinator, a new staffing position for The Lost Colony production. This position will work with Lance Culpepper, Associate Producer, to enhance our summer Theatre Arts Camps for Youth and to launch a new fall outreach program, Mystery of the Lost Colony. Culpepper states, “The Lost Colony is thrilled to begin the search for a theatre educator to join the team for summer 2018. Having an educator on staff will allow us to further develop and enrich our theatre arts camps, Mystery of The Lost Colony Tour, and Ghosts of the Lost Colony experience.”

The Roanoke Island Historical Association is very excited about this new opportunity.  We are very grateful to SETC for this grant which offers creative resources and funding that will assist with our programming goals.

2017 Inaugural Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival Exceeds Fundraising Goals!

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The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival continues to receive rave reviews. The Roanoke Island Historical Association is also excited to share that the event exceeded its goals and raised over $44,000 to benefit the 2018 production of The Lost Colony. The festival featured 120 wines from around the world, local breweries, and regional restaurants. We are proud to announce The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival Grand Tasting will return on Saturday, September 29th, 2018!

The Roanoke Island Historical Association is very grateful to Virginia Dare Winery, First National Bank, TowneBank OBX, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, and to all our sponsors who supported this event in benefit of The Lost Colony. We also want to thank our vendors, volunteers, and attendees for helping us achieve this success.