New Festival Park Exhibit Celebrates 30 Years of The Elizabeth II

Posted By on November 1, 2013

A new exhibit celebrating this month’s 30th anniversary of The Elizabeth II replica ship opens this weekend at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

“The Elizabeth II – 30 Years of History” tells the story of the construction of The Elizabeth II, from its early framing to its first launch.

Also included will be photos of the building of the ship, blueprints of the Elizabeth II, and various artifacts pertaining to the ship.

The Film By Our Hands, which tells the story of the building of the ship and offers interviews with the shipbuilders, will be available for viewing as well.

Letters and drawings that children have written after visiting the ship will also be on display.

Admission into the exhibit is free to the public, open daily from 9am to 5pm starting November 4 and showing through December 31 inside the gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Thomas and Annie Baum Memorial Fund, Friends of Elizabeth II, and Virginia Asset Group.

The Elizabeth II (photo courtesy of Roanoke Island Festival Park)

The Elizabeth II (photo courtesy of Roanoke Island Festival Park)


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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