Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is responsible for interpreting a wide variety of history, most notably the story of the English Lost Colony of Roanoke. However, this is not where the history of the site ends,...

Although Fort Raleigh NHS may not receive as many visitors as Cape Hatteras NS or Wright Brothers NM, we still value the participation of our guests. When I arrived to the park in the middle of May, the visitor's center already offered guests a way...

Young visitors explain the meaning behind their secret code quilt squares during our Juneteenth celebration.   One of the early lessons I learned when first beginning to present my Freedmen's Colony program is that it is hard to get people to care about something they are...

Sewing on a Display Sleeve for the Freedom Quilt Reconstructed Freedom Quilt on Display at FRNHS. Eighteen working days into my summer internship and they have absolutely flown by! From my first day getting oriented with the area to my current schedule of giving programs...

These past weeks have flown by. I worked on a few different tasks, including blogs, social media, internship projects, and even visited Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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The first half of my internship involved training, operations, reading books and articles, brainstorming, creating a plan, and being mentored through conversation. I don’t mind being behind the scenes. In fact I enjoy doing research and independent...

  Fort Raleigh National Historic Site might be small in size but it is so rich in history. The park features 3 different historical events. The Lost Colony, The Freedmen's Colony, and Reginald Fessenden, “Father of  Voice Radio.” People are more familiar with the...

 2020 has been a year of change, adjustments, and transitions. My internship was not exempt from these changes.

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