Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Blackbeard's Crew Plunders Museum of the Albemarle

Contact: Lori Meads, Educator

"Blackbeard’s Crew Plunders Museum of the Albemarle"

The Museum of the Albemarle in conjunction with the Albemarle Potato Festival will be the site Pirate activities beginning on Friday, May 15, through Saturday, May 16, 2009.

Blackbeard’s Crew will create an encampment and entertain with living history exhibits by accurately portraying the lifestyle, manner of dress and speech, common knowledge and skills, weapons, tools and crew organization of both pirates and ordinary seamen both afloat and ashore during the Golden Age of Piracy.

On Friday, May 15, 2009 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm mingle with Blackbeard’s Crew on the Museum of the Albemarle’s porch. A $10.00 donation per person will allow visitors an opportunity to belly up to the table with members of Blackbeard’s Crew while feasting on BBQ, fried chicken, cole slaw, buttered potatoes, hush-puppies, tea and dessert. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Museum of the Albemarle.

Blackbeard’s Crew will return on Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm with an encampment set up on the Museum of the Albemarle’s Green offering interaction with the Pirates and Crew through demonstrations such as the weapons and tools a pirate or crew member would have possessed, live cannon firing and a number of other activities.

The weekend of activities is perfect for all ages.

For more information please contact Museum of the Albemarle’s Education Department at 252-335-1453 or email moa@ncmail.net.

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