Ghosts of the Whydah [Real Pirates Exhibit]
December 29, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s post is brought to you by our guest blogger Alice Newman. Alice is a volunteer at HMNS and a contributor to our magazine, the Dashing Diplodocus. Photo by jjsala, on Flickr. Taken during an HMNS Flickr meetup. Interested in attending a future event? Follow the discussions on the HMNS Flickr Pool. Ghosts, witches, and […]

Yes, You Do Talk Like a Pirate!
December 22, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s post is written by guest blogger Pat Hazlett. Pat is one of our volunteers at HMNS, and a contributor to our magazine, the Dashing Diplodocus. photo credit: therapycatguardian “Avast, me hearties!” No, you probably don’t use that expression daily, but I’ll bet there are some expressions you do use that have their origins in […]

Real Pirates: Attackers, Thieves…Equal Opportunity Employers?
December 16, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Though piracy is largely viewed as a masculine pastime, there have been some women who were not only able to survive but thrive in a pirate’s life.  History has recorded a number of notable cases of women pirates, though surely more have existed. One of the earliest recorded is a Scandinavian tale of a woman […]

Yo Ho and a Bottle of Rum
December 10, 2010 · 1 Comment

Keep warm in the winter weather with a historic rum punch!  Below are several varieties of rum punch recipes and traditional pirate toasts. The Rum Punch was sampled at “Eat, Drink and Plunder: A Pirate Feast” by festively-dressed HMNS patrons on October 31, 2010. All enjoyed a beautiful sunset aboard the tall ship Elissa docked […]

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