Pictured is Kinslee Grace Davis held by Henson Milam as Eleanor Dare
Virginia Dare Babies Announced!
Virginia Dare is one of the most influential historical figures to the Outer Banks. Dare County and Virginia Dare Trail are named in her honor. As the first English child born in the New World, her name is found in history books across America. In celebration of her 430th birthday, The Lost Colony continues its beloved tradition of casting local infants in the performance. On August 18th, five babies perform throughout evening appearing in different scenes. Virginia Dare Night is sponsored by First National Bank.
This year we will feature four boys and only one girl as Virginia Dare! The five babies that will make their debut in the 80th anniversary season of The Lost Colony on August 18th, are: Asher William Michael Wilson (3 weeks) son of Michael and Emily Adams Wilson of Cary, NC; Charles “Charlie” Jenkins (1 month) son of Rob and Chelsea Jenkins of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Kinslee Grace Davis (10 months) daughter of Willie Davis and Katlin Snapp of Manteo, NC; Oliver Northrop (9 months) son of Paul and Margaret Northrop of Raleigh, NC; and John Sprague Silver (4.5 months) of Duncan and Alice Silver of Wanchese, NC. The 2017 Virginia Dare babies will be added to a long list of community members who participated in the historic drama at a very early age.
On Friday morning August 18th, come celebrate Virginia Dare’s 430th birthday at the “Virginia Dare Faire” on the grounds surrounding The Lost Colony Building within Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Join us for games and activities from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, provided by company members of The Lost Colony and National Park Service, followed by cake and ice cream. The Virginia Dare Faire is free to the public and is sponsored by First National Bank.