Arts, Culture, and Humanities

ROANOKE ISLAND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION INC

America's Greatest Unsolved Mystery

Manteo, NC   |  www.thelostcolony.org

Mission

The mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association 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.

Ruling year info

1947

Principal Officer

Mr. Willliam H Coleman

Main address

1409 National Park Dr

Manteo, NC 27954 USA

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EIN

56-6002131

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH - THE ASSOCIATION PROVIDES EDUCATION TO ITS EMPLOYEES. THE ASSOCIATION ALSO OFFERS THEATRE TRAINING TO STUDENTS IN THE FORM OF SUMMER CAMPS. A NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM BEGAN IN 2014 CALLED HAUNTED HISTORY. IT IS AN INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL TOUR TELLING THE STORY OF THE LOST COLONY AND IS OFFERED IN THE SPRING.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Adults
Budget
$18,000

STAGE PRODUCTION - EACH SUMMER THE OUTDOOR DRAMA "THE LOST COLONY" IS PRODUCED FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC BY THE ASSOCIATION

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents
Budget
$1,284,414

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of paid admissions

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of performances

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These totals include attendance at The Lost Colony; Children's Show and Ghosts of The Lost Colony

Average dollar price of tickets for guided tours

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Totals By Year
Related Program

The Lost Colony

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is for The Lost Colony only. Does not include Children's Program and Ghosts of The Lost Colony.

Charting impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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.

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."<br/><br/>First staged in 1937, The Lost Colony it is the nation's premier and longest-running symphonic drama. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony's 80th anniversary season opens May 26 and plays through Aug. 19, 2017 at Manteo's Waterside Theatre, on North Carolina's Outer Banks.<br/><br/>The Lost Colony is the “grandfather" of all outdoor dramas and is produced by the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA), a non-profit whose mission is to celebrate the history of the first English colonies on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, and to honor the founders of The Lost Colony symphonic drama through drama, education, and literature.

Each summer, over 100 actors, technicians, designers and volunteers rehearse to bring The Lost Colony Roanoke story to life. The production is enormous. The stage itself is over three times larger than most Broadway stages in New York. You will be seated in the center of the stage area with action happening on three sides of you and even sometimes right next to you in the aisle. Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare. There is music, laughter, romance and dance. The Lost Colony is widely acknowledged as the precursor to the modern American Broadway Musical.

At the end of each year we are able to create reports through our international web-based ticketing service provider, etix, and compare our progress from year to year. We are also able to compare our progress after annual fundraising events such as Comedy Tonight! and Ghosts of The Lost Colony that support The Lost Colony production.

Summer 2017 marked The Lost Colony's 80th Anniversary Season! On September 30th, Roanoke Island Historical Association will host The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival! In fall of 2018, we are launching an educational program called Mystery of The Lost Colony. Our organization is dedicated to constant and continuous improvement. We are committed to creating new ways to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina

Financials

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ROANOKE ISLAND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION INC

Board of directors
as of 6/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephen King

No Affiliation

Sue Burgess

Robert Hobbs

Judith Carraway

Thomasine Kennedy

Jamie Hatchell

Robert Woodard

John Bone

Lucy Inman

Benjamin Speller

Shelby Strother

Jane Webster

David Woronoff

Kevin Cherry

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

History, Drama, Attraction