Blackbeard artifacts to go on display in Montgomery County

Town Creek Indian Mound will open a new interactive exhibit this weekend.

141106_TCIM_BlackbeardThe State Historic Site near Mount Gilead will have on display a range of artifacts recovered from the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The collection is the largest currently available for viewing, and it is on tour across the state.

Included in the exhibit are nautical tools, weaponry and personal items, and multimedia displays will explain how artifacts are preserved and what life was like aboard the flagship of the notorious pirate Blackbeard.

The Queen Anne’s Revenge first sailed in 1710, and ran aground in 1718 in North Carolina’s Beaufort Inlet, where the wreckage was discovered in 1996.

The exhibit will open Sat., Nov. 8, at Town Creek Indian Mound, where it will remain on display through Sat., Dec. 20. The site is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. More information is available at 910-439-6802 or online at http://www.towncreekindianmound.com.

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