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About The Program: For centuries piracy has impacted national economies as privateers and pirates (some commissioned clandestinely by governments and monarchies) brutally preyed upon defenseless cargo ships and then absconded with their plunder. Some of these treasures were never recovered. Join New England folklorist John Horrigan as he takes you onboard a galleon and takes you on a cruise from the Golden Age of Piracy through the contemporary pirates who lurk off the coast of Somalia today. You'll learn about the Pirate Code, pirate myths, buried treasure, pirates in pop culture, and many notorious pirates including: William Kyd, Captain Kidd, Redbeard, Florin, Piet Hein, Avery, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Marty Read, Charlotte de Berry, Black Bart, Ned Low, Jean Lafitte, Sir Francis Drake, Henry Morgan, and Blackbeard.
About The Presenter: John Horrigan is a popular historical lecturer who has been referred to as the "vanguard of the new popular public history," "New England's pocket historian," "historical raconteur," "a time traveler driving without a license," "so well-rounded he is a square," "a rogue nostalgian," and "a cross between Indiana Jones and Fox Mulder, but without all the drama." Horrigan is a member of the Waltham Historical Society, Historical Society of Watertown, The Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves, the Lincoln Minutemen, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Nature Conservancy, Solo Together, and numerous other organizations concerned with both nature and historical preservation.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library. Attendees must enter and exit the building through the Meeting Room doors.
More About Tewksbury Public Library
The Tewksbury Public Library is an educational and cultural centerpiece of the community. The library is home to an impressive selection of print and multimedia material and offers numerous educational and cultural events for adults, teens and children throughout the year. The building also serves as a meeting place for several community organizations. Diane Giarrusso, Library Director, works with the Library staff members, Trustees and Friends of the Library to provide the best services and collections possible.
Other events here
- Friday Night Flicks: Jack Reacher (Dinner & A Movie) Today, May 24, 8:00 pm–10:30 pm
- Downton Abbey Comes To Tewksbury Tomorrow, May 25, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
- Explore Boston's Public Sculptures Tue, May 28, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
- Friendly Little Bookshop at the Library Weekly on Wednesdays, 4:30 pm–7:30 pm
- Book Discussion: Buddha In The Attic Wed, May 29, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
- Device Advice: 1-on-1 Help With Your eReader May 16, 2013 / May 30, 2013, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
- Friday Morning Matinees: Side Effects Fri, May 31, 10:30 am–12:30 pm