Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers!

Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers!

 Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

September 2013 Exhibit

 Pirate statue-close up(small)

Steal away to the Arrr…chives to discover the loot and lore of the high seas!

 During the month of September, come aboard the S.S. Pettus Archives and take a voyage through the centuries to learn about the madness and mayhem perpetrated by pirates, privateers and buccaneers through the ages. This fascinating display is a traveling exhibit organized by the South Carolina State Museum and developed in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of History, the Queen Anne’s Revenge Project of the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology and the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

The exhibit, consisting of 40 scrolls and a 6 foot pirate, includes information concerning pirates’ diet, how they dressed, their weapons, and the history of pirating. There is also information pertaining to individual pirates such as Stede Bonnet and Edward Teach (a.k.a. Blackbeard).

From the Pettus collections the exhibit includes 18th century maps and an 1829 book titled The History of Pirates.

The exhibit will be on display from September 2 through September 26 during the Archives operating hours. For the month of September the Archives will be open from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm on Mondays (beginning September 9); and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. The Archives will also be open on Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For further information on this exhibit or any of the collections of the Pettus Archives, please call (803) 323-2334 or e-mail at archives@winthrop.edu.

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