National Geographic Museum, Washington Displays and programs will pique the interest of children 12 and up. The exhibition "Real Pirates" tells the tale of a real pirate ship, the Whydah, which began as a slave ship. events.nationalgeographic.com/events/national-geographic-museum, 202-857-7588 http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/maryland-family/now/bal-bs-ph-mg-mf-100-best-kidsa-20130408-photo.html
"Real Pirates" explains the intersection of slavery and piracy - Artifacts from the Whydah, a real pirate ship that's rested at the bottom of the sea, off the coast of Cape Cod, since it was sunk by a nor'easter on April 1717 - until discovered in
Blackbeard was a real pirate, and his ship Queen Anne's Revenge was found off the coast of North Carolina in Archaeologists have recovered more than a dozen cannons from the wreckage, along with gun flints, shackles, and other pirate artifacts.
I was asked to build a pirate ship which would be O.K. if I had ever seen one in real life.... Here's what I came up with.