Fort Raleigh National Historic Site To Be Featured on PBS Program
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111, ext. 148
On July 8, 2009, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, a new series entitled “Time Team America” premieres on PBS television channel WUNC-TV. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the first English settlement in America and one of the locations where our country’s history began, will be featured on this first of this five part series with an examination of findings in a recent three day archaeological dig of areas at the site.
Did You Know?
Contrary to folklore, the potato and tobacco were never introduced as true discoveries by Sir Walter Raleigh or his explorers. These were introduced to England by Spanish traders in the 1580s.