In response to the growing demand for information and educational materials about the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, the North Carolina Maritime Museum staff will design a series of eight educational posters about the shipwreck project this winter. A limited number of these posters will be made available free of charge to local educators courtesy of a Carteret Community Foundation Grant.
Research and design of the posters is scheduled to be completed in January, with the posters available to the public starting in February. Following the distribution of the initial sets of posters, the museum plans to make posters available to teachers for free in a digital format and for a fee for posters printed and mailed from the museum.
“These posters will help to bring a piece of the exhibit to groups that aren’t able to visit the museum and see it first hand” explains Christine Brin, group and volunteer coordinator. The posters will have the same eight themes as the museum’s “Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge” exhibit that includes local history, world history, underwater archeology, and current events. The techniques, technology, and artifacts will teach students about the process and the history whether they are on-site or in their classrooms.