Pirates! Summer Exhibit

Pirates! Summer Exhibit

Summer Exhibit at the Indian Temple Mound Museum Pirates: Last Scourge of the Gulf

The Indian Temple Mound Museum is happy to have our Pirates: Last Scourge of the Gulf exhibit back at the museum this summer! The exhibit tells the story of the last golden age of piracy in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 1800s Political upheaval in the Old and New World led to an opportunity for lawlessness in the Gulf. The exhibit features artifacts from the time period, a pirate ship to play on, knot-tying station, pirate dress-up for the younger buccaneers, and much more. Visitors will learn all about the famous pirates who plied the Gulf and the Caribbean, from Edward Teach to Jack Rackham. Visitors will learn about life aboard a pirate ship and chart the rise of fall of the pirates as part of this region’s history. Regular admission to the Indian Temple Mound Museum also covers the exhibit. Pirates: Last Scourge of the Gulf is on display in the Lazarus Education Room until Labor Day.