The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a fun, fact-filled program on pirates at the County Museum on Saturday, July 11. “Pirates:...

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a fun, fact-filled program on pirates at the County Museum on Saturday, July 11. “Pirates: Fact or Fiction” will explore the myths and truths surrounding pirate lore in popular culture.   According to Ryan O’Hallahan, CHSV docent at the museum who will present the program, “Real pirates such as Henry Morgan, Blackbeard and Edward Low were very different from how fictional pirates like Long John Silver, Captain Hook and Jack Sparrow have been depicted.”  He adds, “Our talk will include how pirates lived aboard ship, how they divided their spoils, how they provided for their wounded comrades and what constituted the infamous pirate codes. In short, it’s more than just the Jolly Roger, treasure maps and wooden legs.”

CHSV’s pirate event is appropriate for ages eight to adult.  While the event is free, donations are welcome.  Seating is limited.   To register all 768-7311.  The County Museum is located on the historic 1917 Court House Green along Route 10/Iron Bridge Road in

Chesterfield. Parking is available behind the museum at 6813 Mimms Loop. More information on Chesterfield’s Historical Society: www.chesterfieldhistory.com