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Sec. Kluttz with the Meacham-Boyd family from Rowan County in the N.C. Maritime Museum's Watercraft Center

Sec. Kluttz with the Boyd-Meacham-Morgan family from Rowan County
in the N.C. Maritime Museum’s Watercraft Center

Cultural Resources Sec. Susan Kluttz was one of the more than 2,000 people to stop by the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort last weekend as part of the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion.

Sec. Kluttz with pirate interpreter Matt Vincer

Sec. Kluttz with pirate
interpreter Matt Vincent

While at the museum, the Secretary met Matt Vincent, a re-enactor portraying a pirate that weekend. She had seen him the week before, when he was portraying Patriot re-enactor Philip Alston the weekend before at House in the Horseshoe’s annual re-enactment!

She also met several tourists, including the Morgan family from her native Rowan County. The family was in Beaufort with the Rowan Roamers—a walking club that has walked in all 100 counties, including on the grounds of a number of Cultural Resources’ historic sites.

If you missed the pirate invasion have no fear! You can see artifacts from the Queen Anne’s Revenge project year-round at the Maritime Museum’s popular exhibit, and follow updates from the project on Facebook.

You can also see the Queen Anne’s Revenge traveling exhibit, that is now at the N.C. Transportation in Spencer and will move to Historic Edenton in early September.

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Headed to the Beaufort Pirate Invasion this weekend? Be sure and meet some of the staff from the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) project team! Project director Billy Rae Morris and chief conservator Sarah Watkins-Kenney will be on-hand Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to:

  • Explain the conservation process for the cannon and other artifacts found at the shipwreck site of Blackbeard’s flagship, the QAR
  • Answer questions and discuss the project with visitors
  • Show off a cannon recovered from the QAR site that is currently in the process of conservation

The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will also be presenting three programs as part of the weekend’s festivities:

  • An Evening with Pyrates,” Thursday evening, which will feature a tour of the QAR exhibit, a lecture and live entertainment
  • A lecture on the differences between piracy in the 17th and 18th centuries and piracy today, on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.
  • Family activities related to pirates all day Saturday. Kids will be able to get their own pirate tattoos, take part in a scavenger hunt to identify the rapscallions around town hear a few sea stories of life on the high seas among many other activities.

Visitors can also browse the museum’s extensive collection of artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, throughout the weekend.

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