The Museum is proud to bring Talk Like a Pirate Day to Kenansville for the first time. Pirates and privateers will bring 18th century history to life with educational historic interpretation and fun activities for children, such as a treasure hunt, prizes, crafts, games, story time by the Duplin County Public Library, and the Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary will be aboard with Charlie the Picasso of Parrots. Plus, onsite will be a booth where visitors may dress up in period costumes and take photos.
Additionally, the Sanctuary will hold a needs drive on the grounds. Donations of the following items would be graciously accepted: dry pasta noodles (not spaghetti or linguini types), canned vegetables, canned chicken, unsalted roasted peanuts in shells, paper towels, bleach, dish soap, bottled water, parakeet seed, cockatiel seed, parrot seed or pellet food, flour, corn bread mix, Ziploc bags, bath towels, and Pedigree dry dog food for the sanctuary guard dog.
This event is free to the public.
The Cowan Museum of History and Science was founded in 1981 by George and Ila Cowan as a memorial to their daughter, Joann Cowan Brown. It is housed within the Kelly-Farrior House (ca. 1848) and has an adjacent historical park with 6 buildings, which include a log cabin, general store, and a tobacco barn. Also on the grounds is a botanical garden with approximately 90 species of commercially-available native plants in what has become the region’s first native-plant-focused botanical landscape garden. For information visit www.cowanmuseum.org, or call (910) 296-2149.