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Andrew Lawler presents The Secret Token, in conversation with Denise Kiernan
June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England’s first foothold in the New World. But when the colony’s leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single clue–a “secret token” carved into a tree. Neither White nor any other European laid eyes on the colonists again.
What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? For four hundred years, that question has consumed historians and amateur sleuths, leading only to dead ends and hoaxes. But journalist Andrew Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach.
oin us for the paperback release of The Lost Colony. Andrew Lawler will be joined by Denise Kiernan, author of The Last Castle.