Virginia Dare Night August 18th
The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA)is proud to announce the annual Virginia Dare Night on Friday, August 18th, 2023. Virginia Dare Night commemorates the 436th anniversary of the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World to colonist Eleanor Dare. The Lost Colony continues its long-celebrated tradition of using real babies during the August 18th performance. Being a “Virginia Dare Baby” is a coveted role in the community that many local citizens have had the opportunity of being a part of. For Virginia Dare Night only, the prop baby swaddled in blankets, is replaced with these special guests. Virginia Dare Night is generously sponsored by First National Bank.
The 2023 Virginia Dare babies that will make their debut on Friday, August 18th are: Mason Gray, daughter of Ellery Sigler & William Gray, Francesca Rosalie Estrada, daughter of Luis & Amanda Estrada, Harper Lee Ambrose, daughter of Ben & Savanah Ambrose, and Corbin Powell, son of Whitney Holt & John Powell.
There will be an awards ceremony starting at 8:20, which will begin with the presentation of the 2023 Virginia Dare babies and their families. The Lost Colony performance will begin shortly after the awards ceremony concludes. Reserve Your Tickets Here.