We need your support to continue making history come to life on the Outer Banks!


Join the Roanoke Island Historical Association to Support 86 years of History and Enjoy Exclusive Benefits!

The Roanoke Island Historical Association’s mission is to sustain production of The Lost Colony at the historic Waterside Theatre and with help from our supporters, we have for more than eight decades. With your support, we will continue this tradition and make it bigger and better every year. Your support not only keeps the production alive but continues to ensure that we can provide young artists and our community with a life-changing, educating and exciting summer of Roanoke Island.

Membership comes with exclusive benefits, such as tickets to The Lost Colony, invitations to exclusive benefits, and so much more! View our Membership Page to learn more.

Become a Member for the 2024 season of The Lost Colony today!

Legacy Gifts & Planned Giving

Consider including The Lost Colony in your will or other instrument of planned giving. Your kindness will continue to live beyond your finite existence and may provide you and your heir the benefit of lower income and estate taxes.

Legacy gifts take many forms including:

To schedule an appointment about including The Lost Colony in your legacy planning, please call 252-473-2127, or email at

In Kind Donations

In Kind Donations are an invaluable part of the giving that makes The Lost Colony go year after year. From archival items to automobiles, giving items is not only a great way to support us, but could help you clear out your basement or garage and provide you a nice tax write off too! We’ll keep this list updated as needs arise, but if you have something not on the list that you think we can use…give us a call!

Wish List:

Recurring Support

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent Van Gogh

FM sketch

Please consider making a recurring donation to The Roanoke Island Historical Association. These gifts provide a steady, crucial revenue stream in support of our general operations to produce The Lost Colony.

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