Discover the Lost Colony at Friends of Rowan Public Library annual meeting

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 26, 2015

Jim Armstrong, researcher and expert on North Carolina’s longest unsolved mystery, will delight history lovers with his presentation, “The Lost Colony Discovered,” at Friends of Rowan Public Library’s annual meeting on Thursday.

Over the past 428 years, anthropologists and archaeologists have developed many theories about what might have happened to the 116 brave souls who made up what is now known as the Lost Colony, the first English settlement on the shores of Hatteras Island.  Scholars and historians down through the ages have carefully studied maps, letters, and writings, but no bones have been found, no coffins surfaced, no grave sites discovered.

Armstrong is a native of High Point.  His passion has always been researching historical material, and that is what motivates him to travel and present. After spending hours researching The Lost Colony, he developed a talk on what could have possibly happened to the colonists.  “The Lost Colony Discovered” presentation is based on research data, both factual and speculative. Armstrong will tell us the difference, and the outcome may surprise you.

The Friends of Rowan Public Library annula meeting starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Enter the auditorium at the corner of Fisher and Church streets, near the Historic Henderson Law Office. For more information about this event, visit or call 704-216-8240.