USU museum delving into world of pirates

Utah State University will be delving into the world of pirates at its first Saturdays at the Museum activity of the new year. The activities are scheduled for Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum of Anthropology.Visitors are invited to make their own pirate accessories, including a sword, eye patch, hat and miniature pirate ship. Posters detailing history’s most famous pirates, like Blackbeard and Francis Drake, will be on display as well as a poster on piracy in the modern world.Patrons can also view a video presentation available throughout the day which addresses common myths about what life was like as a pirate. Jessica Swift, a Saturdays program coordinator, says pirates have always been an over-romanticized piece of history, especially the recent “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.She says the goal of the Saturday program is to show how a pirate’s life really was and how the lives of pre-industrial pirates differed from those of modern pirates. Community members are invited as well as USU students.

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