Public museum brings “Real Pirates” to Grand Rapids

Posted at 11:05 AM, Oct 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-23 11:05:36-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– We’ve seen the movies that depict pirates but do we really know what a pirates life was like?

The Grand Rapids Public Museum wanted to share with Grand Rapids a pirates life.  Their new exhibit, “Real Pirates” does just that.

The exhibit is open now through April and tells the story of the Whydah, a pirate ship that sank in 1717.  Over 200 artifacts have been recovered from the ship including a brass bell that has the ships namesake on it.

The Whydah is the only known pirate ship to have been recovered and the story is definitely an interesting one.