Shiver Your Timbers

This Sunday, HistoryMiami will enlist the help of scholar and pirate lore devotee Nathan Samuels. He’ll separate the booty from the bilge water in regard to South Florida’s history with pirates. At Buried Treasure, Samuels, a renowned educator, will regale the audience with tales of swashbuckling schemes from Florida’s past.

The presentation promises to reveal a great deal about lost treasures yet to be unearthed. South Florida was a high-traffic area for pirates way back when, and our rich history of stormy weather led to more than a few vessels meeting their end in the briny deep. The loot ended up being scattered across the reefs and shores of our state; it joined an already overflowing cache of ill-gotten gains stashed by the brigands who made it ashore. In addition, Samuels will debunk myths surrounding Black Caesar, who has been tied to the likes of Blackbeard and Jose “Gasparilla” Gaspar, and rumored to be older than 100. Buried Treasure begins at 1 p.m. Admission is free for members, $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for kids. Call 305-375-1492 or visit hmsf.org.
Sun., Oct. 10, 1 p.m., 2010

 
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