Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pirates at the Museum

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453
Release Date: IMMEDIATE
End Date: May 16, 2009


(Elizabeth City, NC) Blackbeard’s Crew will be the special guests of the Museum of the Albemarle, Water Street, Elizabeth City, for the weekend of May 15 & 16th in conjunction with the North Carolina Potato Festival.

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 organizations of both pirates and ordinary seamen both afloat and ashore during the Golden Age of Piracy.

On Friday, May 15, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm everyone can mingle with Blackbeard’s Crew on the Museum’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, hushpuppies, tea and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum of the Albemarle.

Blackbeard’s Crew will return on Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm with an encampment set up on the Museum’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.

These weekend activities are perfect for all ages!

For more information, contact the Museum of the Albemarle’s Education Department at 252-335-1453, e-mail at moa@ncdcr.gov, or the North Carolina Potato Festival at 252-338-4104 or e-mail at elizabethcitydowntown@embarqmail.com.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums. Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina.

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