The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archives and research library of the North Carolina State Archives. Holdings document the cultural and natural history of the North Carolina coast. Founded in 1989 through the donation of the vast library of author and historian David Stick, it’s a great place to find historic photographs of the Outer Banks and learn about an array of local history topics or do genealogy research. The center's reading room is open year-round, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is welcome and most services are free. Membership in the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center helps to support its mission but is optional to receive an online newsletter. The center’s staff posts frequently on Facebook and shares samples of photograph collections on Flickr.com.
Outer Banks History Center
Festival Park Drive, Across from the Manteo Waterfront at Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo