(Elizabeth City, NC) Blackbeard’s Crew will be returning to the Museum of the Albemarle for the weekend of May 20 & 21 in conjunction with the North Carolina Potato Festival.
On Friday, May 20, beginning at 5:00 pm, visitors can belly up to the table in their finest pirate attire with members of Blackbeard’s Crew while feasting on buccaneer burgers, hot dog telescopes, gold nugget tater tots, shiver-me-timbers chilled fruit, and land-lover’s seaweed (cole slaw) catered by Montero’s. After dinner participate in pirate games and listen to sea chanteys from the children’s musical duo C-Shells. A $10.00 donation covers each dinner and tickets may be purchased at the Museum of the Albemarle. Reservations are required.
Lisa Franco Photography will invade along with the Crew to capture a swash buckling family photo memento to take home for a small token.
Blackbeard’s Crew will return on Saturday, May 21 for a free event from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Crew will create an encampment and entertain with live cannon firing and living history exhibit portraying the lifestyle, manner of dress and speech, common knowledge and skills, weapons, tools and crew organizations of both pirates and ordinary seamen during the Golden Age of Piracy. Everyone’s invited!
For more information, contact the Museum of the Albemarle’s Education Department at 252-335-1453, www.museumofthealbemarle.com, or the North Carolina Potato Festival at 252-338-4104 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through 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 within the NC. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com
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