Essex History Museum Presenting Pirates of the Rappahannock Exhibit

The Essex History Museum is presenting an exhibit called “Pirates of the Rappahannock” beginning Aug. 20. Curator David Jett and Ella Gould, a Museum intern from St. Margaret’s, combed historical documents in search of pirates who navigated the Chesapeake, the rivers and tributaries of Virginia’s Eastern coast. The exhibit has 3 components: Pirates of the Rappahannock; Blackbeard in Virginia, and Government Pirates or “Privateers.”

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