This idea clashes with earlier notions. Around the time of the last Jamestown anniversary--in 1957, when this museum was created--the settlement was envisioned as a rural English village transplanted to the New World, Davidson said.
"What we're now seeing is Jamestown as an example of a new thing--a trading post/commercial center that is analogous to the kinds of establishments being set up in Asia and Africa by the Dutch and Spanish and Portuguese."
Writerfella here --
All well and good, but what writerfella would like to see is a Roanoke Colony Museum, with the mystery of the vanished colonists featured prominently. It would serve to show just how tenuous were the early attempts at colonization in the New World. I would want the T-shirt concession, for sure. The best-seller likely would be the ones with a crooked tree and the abstruse word 'Croatoan' carved into its trunk...
Didn't space aliens take the Roanoke colonists to another planet? Maybe the planet Croatoan? ;-)
Nah. They could not spell very well. They moved to Croatia.
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