The most feared pirate in the Golden Age of Piracy, Blackbeard, had ties to the waterways of Hampton Roads. Learn the details of this legend from John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus of the USS Monitor Center at the Mariners’ Museum.
The lecture will be in-person and online on Jan. 14 at noon.
Blackbeard, also known as Edward Teach or Edward Thatch. gained his nickname from his long thick beard, which he often braided into pigtails tied by red ribbons.
Blackbeard’s exploits were so troublesome in the early 1700s, that then Virginia Gov. Alexander Spotswood ordered an expedition to Ocracoke Inlet, NC. Blackbeard was killed during a fierce battle on Nov. 22, 1718. Blackbeard’s head was then brought to Hampton where it was placed on top a pike to warn all pirates.
Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/hampton-roads-history-blackbeard-the-pirate/