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09/02/2013

Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers Sail Into the Archives

Quick Facts

 Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers will be on display until Sept. 26.
 Special archives hours beginning Sept. 9 are 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Archives will also be open on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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6-foot pirate model on display
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Sail the high seas on an epic voyage with the Winthrop University Louise Pettus Archives’ new exhibit: Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers!

During the month of September, the exhibit will showcase the madness and mayhem perpetrated by the famed seamen throughout many centuries. The traveling exhibit is courtesy of the South Carolina State Museum and developed in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Queen Anne’s Revenge Project of the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology.

The exhibit displays 40 scrolls, a collection of 18th century maps and 1829 book, “The History of Pirates,” along with information on pirates’ diets, how they dressed, their weapons, the history of pirating and the historical figures Stede Bonnett and Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard.

People can also take a picture with a model of a 6-foot pirate.

The exhibit will run until Sept. 26. Special September archives hours are 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning Sept. 9; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Archives will also be open on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Archives are located at 700 Cherry Road in Rock Hill.

For more information call the archives at 803/323-2334 or e-mail them at archives@winthrop.edu.

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