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Thursday, August 8 at 12:00 PM: The Outer Banks have lured Virginians with sun, sky, and sea for generations. Despite this idyllic appeal, these once-isolated barrier islands have also witnessed a turbulent past. Pirates, hurricanes, shipwrecks, and U-boats all appear in the varied history of the Outer Banks. Ray McAllister, an award-winning former Richmond Times Dispatch columnist, is the established chronicler of coastal North Carolina. Part of the Banner Lecture Series. Admission $6 Adults/$5 Seniors /$4 Children & Students/Free to VHS members. Free parking available. At Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, 804-358-4901.
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