Fire destroys "Lost Colony" costumes

A fire recently destroyed the section of the Waterside Theatre in Roanoke Island, North Carolina which housed historic costumes in the Irene Rains Costume Shop. Most of the costumes for Paul Green's play, the Lost Colony, were destroyed.

Lost in the fire were "all of the show costumes, the historic costumes, fabrics, shoes and hats traditionally stored in the costume shop." "The colonist and Indian costumes were destroyed, as well as the vintage costumes made by Irene Rains in the 1940s and 1950s and Fred Voelpel’s in the 1960s, 70s and early 80s." The only surviving costumes were those being cleaned and a few sent to the North Carolina Museum of History for an exhibition.