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‘Real Pirates’ Coming to Grand Rapids Public Museum in mid-October

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Over 200 artifacts including treasure, weapons and more will be coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum this fall for the exhibit “Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship.”

Apparently, my 5-year-old son is in charge of choosing the exhibitions at Grand Rapids Public Museum: from dinosaurs, to Legos, now Real Pirates.

Actually, that’s kind of true.

Last summer, Grand Rapids Public Museum allowed fans to vote for what they’d like to see at the museum.

“Real Pirates” is a touring exhibit from National Geographic, and is slated to open at Grand Rapids Public Museum on Oct. 18. has more:

Real Pirates tells the true story of the Whydah – a pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago. The exhibition features treasure chests filled with coins from all over the world, including authentic coins that visitors can touch, pirate dress items, daily objects used aboard the ship, jewelry, and technically advanced weaponry of the time – 18th century cannon, pistols and swords.

Sounds like fun.

Learn more about “Real Pirates.”

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