The Queen Anne’s Revenge Traveling Exhibit arrived at Historic Bath Site around 1:00 pm Thursday afternoon. A crew from the Maritime Museum at Beaufort arrived with it to set up and transform our orientation video room into a complete exhibit space. We want to thank them for the wonderful transformation and the time they took to carefully set up this wonderful exhibit! More pictures can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.610386535734884.1073741841.196020507171491&type=1
On Thursday evening around 6:30pm 84 people braved the storm and came to a Sneak Peek Preview of the QAR Traveling Exhibit and the opening of the Art Gallery with the Bath High School Preservation. Drinks were served at the Historic Bath Site Visitor Center where Dr. Kevin Cherry of NCDCR gave a speech. Across the street at the old Bath High School, where the Art Gallery is now located, author – Kevin Duffus, regaled us with information on Blackbeard and his crew that, in particular, can be found in a wonderful watercolor by Jeffrey Jakub – on view now at Historic Bath Site Visitor Center. Afterwards, everyone entered the new Town Hall beside the High School and enjoyed a fine meal before entering the Exhibit for the first time. For more pictures please click here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.610388112401393.1073741842.196020507171491&type=1
At 10:00 this morning a large group of locals and visitors gathered underneath a tent at Historic Bath Site Visitor Center for the Grand Opening ceremony of the Queen Anne’s Revenge Traveling Exhibit. Leigh Swain, our Site Manager, introduced our two guest speakers and the idea that it’s great that Blackbeard’s history has come back to Bath because it is such a huge part of Bath’s history. Peggy Daw, Chairwoman of the Historic Bath Commission, and Keith Hardiston, Division Director, also spoke. A ribbon cutting ceremony was performed and then Blackbeard commanded that all may enter the exhibit with a loud “BANG”! Cupcakes, cheese, grapes and lemonade were also enjoyed by all, as was the exhibit, of course! For more pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.610419932398211.1073741843.196020507171491&type=1
The Queen Anne’s Revenge Traveling Exhibit will be located at Historic Bath Site Visitor Center (207 Carteret Street) from now until July 26th. It will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm (except on State Holidays). We look forward to seeing everyone at Historic Bath Site!