A collection of blogs and musings from the people that work at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum - Florida's Finest Lightstation.

« Luminary Night Photos | Main | LAMP Boatworks Chaisson Dory Tender Drawing »

12/09/09 Presentation: Discover First America Lecture Series "Pirates! Fact and Fiction"

Posted by: Brendan Burke in Events, LAMP Events, LAMPosts

offshore%20anchorage%20copy.jpg

Presentation Title: Blood in the Inlet: St. Augustine and its History With Pirates
Speaker: Brendan Burke, LAMP
When: THIS WEDNESDAY, December 9th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Flagler Auditorium (west of the Lightner Museum), St. Augustine

As part of the Discover First America: Legacies of La Florida event series LAMP's Brendan Burke will be joining Pat Croce in presenting "Pirates! Fact and Fiction". These two presentations will focus on our view of the past as filtered through the various lenses of make-believe, historical romanticizing, and historical documentation. Mr. Croce will talk about the Golden Age of Piracy, exemplified by the Pirate Soul Museum he founded in Key West. Brendan's presentation will dissect a 1764 shipwreck, a 1668 raid, and a 1589 map to uncover St. Augustine's history of conflict with Pirates.

The lecture series is free to the public.

Click here to visit the news release with information about the whole series.

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)