Know Your Park Series - Roanoke Island Freedmens Colony
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9000
Know Your Park: The Other Army--Northern Teachers and the
February 21st presentation to be held at the Fort Raleigh NHS Visitor Center
The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with an upcoming presentation.
On Thursday, February 21at 7: pm Dr. Patricia Click from the University of Virginia will present "The Other Army: Northern Teachers and the Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony." This program will take place in the auditorium of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site's visitor center. The program is free and will last approximately 1 hour.
Using narratives from historical documents, letters, and images, Dr. Click will discuss an important element to the story of the Freedmen's Colony on
The Know Your Park citizen science program series is designed to further connect the Outer Banks communities and residents with the rich natural world and cultural heritage of their neighboring national park sites; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site."These presentations offer park visitors as well as local residents an opportunity to learn more about and enjoy this fascinating coastal environment and their national parks," stated Superintendent Barclay Trimble.
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.