Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Exhibition Opens at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, Saturday, Oct. 26
SEDALIA, NC October 4, 2013 — Ahoy mateys! The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum will be hosting the N. C. Department of Cultural Resources’ traveling exhibition Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718. The exhibition includes items pulled from the underwater wreckage of Blackbeard the pirate’s infamous flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Opening Day activities will take place at the museum from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Admission to Opening Day is free. The museum will offer tours of the exhibition and a host of pirate-themed activities. These will include pirate photo-ops, pirate crafts and games, pirate snacks and a treasure map. Prizes will be offered. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in their best pirate outfits to receive extra prizes.
The Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibition will run at the museum from Tuesday, Oct. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 7, and will be open to the public during normal museum hours, Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the exhibition will regularly be $2 for children and $3 for adults. Pre-arranged special and school groups will be free; pirate-themed children’s activities can be available upon advance request. For more information on the exhibition, please call the museum at (336) 449-4846 or email Kara Deadmon at email@example.com.
The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The museum interprets the history of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, an African-American educator, and the Alice Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute, a well-respected African-American boarding school open from 1902-1971. For more information on the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, please visit www.nchistoricsites.org/chb.
For more information on North Carolina arts, history and culture, visit Cultural Resources online.