Blackbeard 300 Exhibit & Events

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s notorious adventures along the North Carolina coast, East Carolina University’s Joyner Library is showcasing a traveling exhibit with artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship Oct. 8 through Nov. 29.

The Queen Anne’s Revenge traveling exhibition is on loan from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources with items from the Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Blackbeard died in 1718 during a battle at Ocracoke.

On display in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, the exhibit includes artifacts that represent weaponry, nautical tools and personal items ranging from cannonballs, lead shot, gun flint, grinding stones, dinner plates, thumb screws and cask hoops. Replicas of other maritime items including a model of the Queen Anne’s Revenge will also be on display.

Also on display in the North Carolina Collections at Joyner Library is “Blackbeard Fact & Fiction,” an exhibit exploring the fascinating world of Blackbeard through historical texts and fiction taken from the library’s own rare book collection.

On Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Joyner Library will host a pirate-themed family fun day with free activities including a performance by ECU’s Storybook Theatre and face painting.

About the Exhibitions

Blackbeard 300
Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery  – 2
nd Floor, Joyner Library
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s notorious adventures along the North Carolina Coast — the place where he was ultimately brought to justice — Joyner Library is showcasing a traveling exhibit with artifacts from his wrecked flagship.

Blackbeard Fact and Fiction
North Carolina Collection  – 3
rd Floor, Joyner Library
Explore the fascinating world of Blackbeard through historical texts and fiction titles taken from the library’s own rare book collection.


For more information please contact:
Heather White
Assistant Director for Assessment & Engagement, Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone (252) 328-2870