N.C. Digs! exhibit now open at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Published 7:09 am Thursday, April 7, 2022

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Roanoke Island Festival Park has invited the public to visit its latest free traveling exhibit, “N.C. Digs!” It is open through June 18, 2022.

The exhibit features five different types of archaeological sites found across North Carolina: Native American, battlefield, plantation, trash pit and industrial. N.C. Digs! includes interpretive panels explaining each site type and reviews techniques and methods used to excavate and analyze the materials discovered.

N.C. Digs! is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Ticket Sales Gallery through June 18, 2022. The exhibit is on loan and made possible by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Marketing and Communication Division and the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology.

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Roanoke Island Festival Park is a part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR). NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship.