Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Alamance 
County Historical Museum, Inc. was the birthplace of Edwin
Michael Holt, a pioneer in the southern textile industry.


Museum Events

Blackbeard’s Sunken Prize:

The 300-Year Voyage of

Queen Anne’s Revenge

By

Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, Ph.D.

In 1991, when divers discovered the wreck of “Blackbeard’s” Queen Anne’s 

Revenge off the coast of North Carolina’s Fort Macon, it was immediately 

heralded as a major find in both maritime archaeology and the history of 

piracy in the Atlantic.  Now the story of the 1718 wreck of Queen Anne’s 

Revenge and its fearsome captain can be revealed in full detail.


Having played a vital role in the shipwreck’s recovery and interpretation 

Linda Carnes-McNaughton, Ph.D. will reveal in words and images the ship’s 

first use as a French privateer and slave ship, its capture and use by 

Blackbeard’s armada, the circumstances of its sinking, and aspects of 

eighteenth century pirate life based on artifacts now raised from the ocean 

floor.


Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton is Program Archaeologist and Curator at Fort 

Bragg’s Cultural Resources Management Program.

Luncheon and Lecture


Alamance Country Club

2404 Pineway Dr.

Burlington, NC 27215


Friday, October 12, 2018

11:30 a.m.

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American Girl Doll Tea

April 14, 2019

Meet Kaya, a 1764 American Girl

1:00-3:00 or 3:30-5:30

$40 for one girl and one adult

Contact the museum for reservations 336-226-8254



Kaya is a Native American girl of the Nimíipuu, or Nez Perce tribe. Her stories are set 

prior to permanent settlement of the area by white European-Americans.  She cares 

greatly for animals, especially horses and enjoys her grandmother's stories.  Kaya 

hopes to become a strong, courageous leader of her people.  She deeply cares 

about her family and is best friends with her sister Speaking Rain and also friends 

with Two Hawks.