Roanoke Island Historical Association Board of Directors

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is the producing organization of The Lost Colony. Founded on January 8, 1932 its mission statement is: “The mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This mission is primarily accomplished by the annual production of the symphonic outdoor drama The Lost Colony, and through educationally engaging events and programs.”

Board of Directors

Chairman, William P. Massey, Manteo
Vice-Chair, Kevin Bradley, Bel Air, MD
Treasurer, Brendan Medlin, Manteo
Secretary, Susan Fearing , Manteo
General Counsel, Robert B. Hobbs, Jr., Southern Shores
Historian, lebame houston, Manteo
Past Chairman, Bea Basnight, Manteo

John Bone, Kitty Hawk, NC
Judith Carraway, Norfolk, VA
Julie Daniels, Sun Valley, Idaho
Dawn Enochs, Manteo, NC
Jamie Hatchell, Manteo
Lucy Inman, Raleigh
Thomasine Kennedy, Chinquapin
Chris Seawell, Manteo
Dr. Benjamin F. Speller, Jr., Edenton
Shelby S. Strother, Edenton, NC
Jane Webster, Kitty Hawk, NC
David Woronoff, Southern Pines, NC

Ex-Officio Designees
Designee, Roy Cooper, Governor, State of NC – Vacant
Designee, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mark Johnson ~ Dr. Sue Burgess, Nags Head
Designee, Secretary of Natural & Cultural Resources, Susi Hamilton ~ Dr. Kevin Cherry
Designee, Dare County Board of Commissioners ~ Robert Woodard, Kill Devil Hills
Designee, North Carolina Senate ~ Edward Danko, Avon
Designee, North Carolina Speaker of the House ~ Earl Willis, Edenton
Alumni Association Representative ~ Co-Chair, Dennis McGinnis, Manteo ; Co-Chair, Gail Hutchison, Manteo

Honorary Vice Chairman ~ Marjalene Thomas, Manteo


2018 Board Meeting Schedule


MEETING LOCATION:  Board Meetings will be held at The Lost Colony Building unless notified otherwise;
The Executive Committee Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of RIHA’s Chairman and  are currently scheduled to meet at the Coastal Studies Institute in Skyco, unless otherwise noted.
Meeting Date 2018 Location/Time
Executive Committee Thursday, June 21 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM
Executive Committee Thursday, July 19 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM
Executive Committee Thursday, August 16 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM
Lost Colony Closing Night Wednesday, August 22 Waterside Theatre
Executive Committee Thursday, September  6 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM
Committee Meetings Friday, September 14 LCB or TBD
BOARD MEETING Saturday, September 15 LCB  8:30 AM
TLC Wine & Culinary Festival
Vintner’s Dinner Friday, September 28
Grand Tasting Saturday, September 29 SoundStage, 2 PM
Executive Committee Thursday, October 18 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM
Executive Committee Thursday, November 8 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM
Committee Meetings Friday, November 16  LCB  or TBD
BOARD MEETING Saturday, November 17 LCB  8:30 AM
Executive Committee Thursday, December 13 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM

Board Member Volunteer Opportunities

May 25 – August 22 | Mondays – Saturdays The Lost Colony We are always happy to see Board members greeting guests at the theatre on Opening Night and any performance nights. Janelle, our Box Office Manager, has your name tag in the box office. Pick it up on your way in and return it on your way out.

Also, we extend the invitation to become a house usher on all performance nights!

 Friday, June 1  Annual School Matinee   Help with escorting school groups down to the theatre and into their seats. Meet at the Box Office around 8:30AM; Lance Culpepper is our “Master of the Matinee”
 Fridays – June 1; June 8 ; June 15  Dare Days  Hand out free tickets for the show to patrons with proof of Dare County residency. Board members make excellent greeters on these three nights! Ticket handouts begin at 6PM.
 Wednesdays & Thursdays | June 20 – August 16 | 2PM  Children’s Show Looking for ushers for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons beginning at 2PM in the air-conditioned Sound Stage Theatre. (Total of 18 performances) This year’s show is The Hunting of the Snark.
 Saturday, August 18  Virginia Dare Day Virginia Dare Birthday Celebration, Live Baby Night, Company Awards Night and Virginia Dare Faire in the afternoon.

Several volunteer opportunities available – make a whole day of it!

 Wednesday, August 22  Closing Night Don’t miss the last performance of 2018!
 Saturday, September 29  Second Annual Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival  Stay tuned for more details to come…