august, 2021

31aug5:00 pmVirtual EventVirtually Speaking: Piracy in the Lowcountry

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Christine Brin, Associate Curator of Education at the North Carolina Maritime Museum of Beaufort, navigates patrons through the history of Ann Bonny and Stede Bonnet, two figures who were pirating along the Carolina and Georgia coast. Join us on our Facebook page at the date and time listed for the live premiere. Virtually Speaking programs are archived there and on our website.

Anne Bonny and Stede Bonnet: Legendary Pirates with No Treasure   During what is described as the Golden Age of Piracy, roughly 1650-1730, thousands of mariners turned to piracy.  Off the coast of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida some of the most notable pirates plied their trades, including recognizable names such as Blackbeard.  But what makes a pirate legendary or even notable? The common answer would be the amount of treasure they procured, but this is not always the case.  This presentation will take a look two pirates of legendary status for reasons other than the treasure they stole, Anne Bonny and Stede Bonnet.  Stede Bonnet’s reputation is that of the “worst pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy,” but was he truly? Anne Bonny comes with an interesting tale of romance, scandal, and mystery that daytime television dramas wish they could create!     

Christine Brin is an experienced Museum educator, maritime historian, and public speaker with over 15 years of experience in the Museum education field.  Since 2006 she has worked at a series of sites including NJ Museum of Agriculture on the Rutgers University Campus, Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts, and since 2009 the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort.  She holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Montclair State University and Master’s in History from University of North Carolina in Wilmington.  Christine primarily oversees the volunteer and group programs at the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort, with a specialized interest in the Golden Age of Piracy and Women’s history.  Highlights to her career include working on Mayflower II as an interpreter, coordinating the Museum’s annual Murder Mystery Dinners, and working with the amazing groups that visit the Museum every year.  Christine strives to create educational and engaging programming that combines history and science by discussing not only maritime history, but also the cultures and environments that would have influenced each other.  When she is not working at the Museum Christine loves to spend time with her husband and young daughter who is currently very passionate about mermaids.  


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