Real Pirates Exhibition at a Glance
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The Exhibition at a Glance
|Exhibition Title:||Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship
|Exhibition Dates:||February 25, 2009 - October 25, 2009
|Media Preview:||Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 9 am
|Overview:||Sail with legendary pirate Sam Bellamy and his crew and learn the true story of the Whydah, from her historic transformation from slave ship to pirate ship to her final resting place on the ocean floor. One of the most advanced ships of her day, the Whydah sank in a storm in 1717 with bounty from more than 50 captured ships. Explore more than 200 artifacts, including cannons, swords, coins, gold and jewelry, recovered off the coast of Cape Cod from the first authenticated pirate ship discovered in U.S. waters.
|Location:||The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605-2496
|Phone Numbers:||General Museum Information
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|Organizer:||Real Pirates, a touring exhibition, is organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International (AEI) LLC.
Tickets to Real Pirates include museum admission and are priced at $23 for adults, $20 for seniors and students with ID, and $13 for children 3-11.
|Companion Book:||Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship, published by National Geographic Books, written by underwater explorer Barry Clifford. Book features a lively narrative, illustrations and stunning photography. Length: 176 pages. A children’s book of the same title is also available from National Geographic. Length: 32 pages.|