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Pirates’ life at historic St. Mary’s City

11/7/2014, 10:51 a.m.
On Saturday, November 8, 2014, children ages 9-12 are invited to cruise on down to Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), ...
Children ages nine to 12 will learn the truth about a pirate's life at HSMC on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

— On Saturday, November 8, 2014, children ages 9-12 are invited to cruise on down to Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), step onboard a tall ship and learn the truth about a pirate’s life. We’ll sort out history and Hollywood. Find out if pirates really made captives walk the plank. Hear the story behind the Jolly Roger flag and learn what’s behind those pierced ears. See weapons like those used by pirates, including small arms and swords, and watch as sailors fire a ship’s cannon. Play a round of Pirates and Privateers— will you be victim or victor?

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary located at 47414 Old State House Road in St. Mary’s City at 10:30 a.m. for this one-hour long program. Entry is $10 for an adult/child pair ($8 for Friends members) and includes full-day admission to the museum. Space is limited, pre-register by contacting HSMC at 240-895-4990 or events@hsmcdigshistory.org.

Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more information about the museum, call the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990 or toll free 800-SMC-1634, or email: info@DigsHistory.org.