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Sumter County Museum hosts a different kind of history lesson

BY KAYLA GREEN kayla@theitem.com
Posted 6/30/20

Pirates docked at the Sumter County Museum on Saturday. The Charles Towne Few, a group that travels to share the history of pirates with hands-on items, demonstrations and authentic attire, returned to Sumter after making their first appearance last …

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Pirates docked at the Sumter County Museum on Saturday. The Charles Towne Few, a group that travels to share the history of pirates with hands-on items, demonstrations and authentic attire, returned to Sumter after making their first appearance last summer. "A Day in the Life of a Pirate" transformed the museum's Carolina Backcountry Homestead into a different time and offered fun and educational glimpses of different jobs and life skills pirates used, such as navigational instruments, surgical displays and weapons, and there was even a mermaid on hand to talk with children. The event was free but required reservations so the museum could stagger arrival times to ensure social distancing amid COVID-19.

PHOTOS BY KAYLA GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM