Rogallo Foundation

State rejects proposed museum deal at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, citing concerns about its ‘appropriateness’

BY: - October 28, 2022

State officials have rejected a proposal to build the Rogallo Museum at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, in Dare County, citing environmental concerns and the “appropriateness of leasing land to a private entity whose mission and objectives may vary from the parks division,” according to a letter dated today to John Harris, president of the foundation […]

Rogallo Foundation, which proposes building a private museum at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, asked state to keep terms of an agreement secret

BY: - October 18, 2022

The Rogallo Foundation’s proposal if not cocksure, is certainly bold: The fledgling nonprofit wants the state to lease it a slice of Jockey’s Ridge State Park for a museum to honor the inventors of the “flexible wing” that made hang gliding possible. The foundation would pay nothing. For 99 years. Under terms that would be […]

Small foundation wants to build museum on fragile public land at Jockey’s Ridge State Park — rent-free

BY: - October 14, 2022

With their wavy ridges, like a vast sandy potato chip, the 100-foot dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Dare County are a spectacular sight to behold. It is the tallest active natural sand dune system in the eastern US, built over 3,000 years by the forces of wind and water, shoals and storms. Now a fledgling foundation with few assets and scant income is proposing to build a $7 million, 12,000-square-foot museum on environmentally fragile park land.