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Treasures from Blackbeard's Ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, To Visit Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

Special events Saturday, Aug. 2, mark the exhibition in Winnabow of artifacts from the wreckage of Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. The restored items include nautical tools, weapons and personal items of the pirate crew.

 
 
Underwater archaeologists recover artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge
Underwater archaeologists recover artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge
PRLog - Jul. 18, 2014 - WINNABOW, N.C. -- A cannon ball, window glass and gold dust from the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge (QAR), will be on exhibit at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site (http://www.nchistoricsites.org/brunswic/brunswic.htm) from Aug. 2 to Sept. 13. Opening festivities include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with a talk by QAR Project Director Billy Ray Morris about artifacts that state archaeologists (http://www.archaeology.ncdcr.gov/) have recovered from the wreckage of Blackbeard’s flagship near Beaufort.

The Saturday opening also will offer and great family fun. Children can enjoy pirate-y games and crafts. They can take a picture with the model pirate or with pirate re-enactors. The day's activities and the exhibit are all free.

The artifacts representing weaponry, nautical tools and personal items are on loan from the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort (http://www.ncmaritimemuseums.com/beaufort.html), the repository for artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge shipwreck. The museum has a permanent Blackbeard/QAR exhibit and is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, which has led research on the shipwreck since 1997.

For additional information on the exhibit call the historic site at (910) 371-6613. To learn more about the QAR project visit www.qaronline.org.

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson is located at 8884 St. Philips Road, Winnabow. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (http://www.ncdcr.gov/).

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources:

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for people who are blind and have physical disabilities.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

Contact
Fay Mitchell
919-807-7389
fay.mitchell@ncdcr.gov

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