Board Of Directors

RIHA EmblemThe mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This mission is primarily accomplished by the annual production of the symphonic outdoor drama The Lost Colony, and through educationally engaging events and programs.

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is the producing organization of The Lost Colony.  Founded on January 8, 1932 it’s mission statement is: “The mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This mission is primarily accomplished by the annual production of the symphonic outdoor drama The Lost Colony, and through educationally engaging events and programs.”

Officers

  • Chairman, Stephen B. King, Sr.
  • Vice Chairman, Chris Seawell
  • Treasurer, Raymond J. Reisert Jr.
  • Secretary, Bea Basnight
  • General Counsel, Robert B. Hobbs
  • Historian, lebame houston

Directors

  • Joseph M. Bryan, Jr.
  • Judith Carraway
  • Oliver S. Etheridge
  • Phillip Q. Foreman
  • Joseph Phillip Horne
  • Kathy Horne
  • Tess Judge
  • Thomasine Kennedy
  • Myra Ladd-Bone
  • William P. Massey
  • Cindy McEnery
  • Brendan Medlin

Ex-Officio Members

  • Marjalene Thomas, Designee, Attorney General, State of North Carolina
  • Dr. Sue Burgess, Designee, Superintendent Public Instruction, State of North Carolina
  • Joe Schwarzer, Designee, Secretary of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina
  • Robert Woodard, Designee, Dare County Board of Commissioners

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