Virginia Dare statue

Virginia Dare statue

Virginia Dare statue

This statue, created by Maria Louisa Lander in 1859, depicts Lander's vision of Virginia Dare as an adult. Of course, because Virginia Dare was one of the vanished members of the Lost Colony, nobody knows what she looked like as an adult—or whether she even survived to adulthood. Coincidentally, the statue itself was lost in a shipwreck off the coast of Spain, and spent two years in the ocean before it was recovered and sent to the U.S. It now stands in the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC.

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