New OBHC Website Open for Business!

Log fort near New Berne from James Wells Champney SketchbookWe are excited to announce that the Outer Banks History Center has a new website. The website features several images including this sketch of a “Log fort near New Berne” from the James Wells Champney Sketchbook, ca. 1862, pictured on the right.

The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archives and research library administered by the North Carolina State Archives and located in Manteo, on historic Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Its holdings document the history, development and growth of the North Carolina coast. Each year the Center responds to between 3,000 and 4,000 research requests from scholars, writers, historians, journalists, genealogists, the general public, and such national broadcast media as the History Channel, the Weather Channel, and National Public Radio.