Scott Dawson signing

In our first 'socially distanced signing', we are very pleased to present Hatteras Island native, local author, historian and amateur archaeologist Scott Dawson. Scott has just released The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island with The History Press:

The legend of the Lost Colony has been captivating imaginations for nearly a century. When they left Roanoke Island, where did they go? What is the meaning of the mysterious word Croatoan? In the sixteenth century, Croatoan was the name of an island to the south now known as Hatteras. Scholars have long considered the island as one of the colonists’ possible destinations, but only recently has anyone set out to prove it. Archaeologists from the University of Bristol, working with local residents through the Croatoan Archaeological Society, have uncovered tantalizing clues to the fate of the colony. Hatteras native and amateur archaeologist Scott Dawson compiles what scholars know about the Lost Colony along with what scholars have found beneath the soil of Hatteras.

Please come to the bookstore to purchase your book and you will be directed to the signing across the street at the John Silver Studio. All social distancing protocol will be observed and we are requiring masks. Thank you so much for supporting small business, an independent bookstore and local author by purchasing your book through Downtown Books! 

Signed books will be shipped after the event .


Event date: 
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
103 Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo, NC 27954
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ISBN: 9781467144339
Availability: Special Order
Published: History Press - June 15th, 2020