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Chautauqua Lecture Series | Colin Woodard

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Thursday, August 17th, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Best-selling author and journalist Colin Woodard will take us back in time in his lecture, “The Republic of Pirates: Blackbeard and the Real Pirates of the Caribbean.” As early as 1760, Georgia’s Blackbeard Island was named for the notorious pirate, Edward Teach, based on reports that he had buried treasure there. Sadly, no treasure has ever been found. Woodard will describe the Golden Age of Pirates when renegade seamen set up a colony in the Bahamas and essentially cut off trade routes between Europe and New World. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

Event Venue: 
A.W. Jones Heritage Center

A.W. Jones Heritage Center

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610 Beachview Drive, A.W. Jones Heritage Center,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society operates the Lighthouse and Maritime Center. Their new headquarters, the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, officially opened in April 2008.