Hands-On History Day Offers a Glimpse of Pirates and Colonial Life Thursday, Nov. 21

SEDALIA, NC November 8, 2013 – Ahoy mateys! The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is hosting the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources’ traveling exhibition Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718. The exhibition includes artifacts pulled from the underwater wreckage of Blackbeard the pirate’s infamous flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Items on display include dishes, ship tools, cannon balls, lead shot and more.

The museum is hosting a Hands-On History Day featuring the exhibition Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day’s activities will include both colonial living stations and pirate-themed crafts and games. Quill writing, candle making, musket demonstrations, pirate gear, treasure maps, digging for buried treasure, and more will all be offered at the museum. The Hands-On History Day’s events are free, but require a group reservation, which can be easily made by calling (336) 449-4846.

The Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibition will run at the museum from Tuesday, Oct. 29, to Saturday, Dec. 7, and will be open to the public during normal museum hours, Tuesday through 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 are free; pirate-themed children’s activities can be available upon advance request. Saturday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 30, are family days which offer free admission, crafts and activities for all visitors. For more information on the exhibition, please call the museum at (336) 449-4846 or email Kara Deadmon at kara.deadmon@ncdcr.gov.