Swansea Historical Society


At the event...

  • Whydah Lecture @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Game of chance
  • Prize drawings
  • Door prize
  • Seasonal SHS items for sale
  • Refreshments
  • Pirate themed gift bags for the 1st dozen children
  • Samples dishes from the SHS Family Cookbook


Please contact Cheryl Bogle    508-496-9564
   with any questions


Click here to view some of the items that will be available via ticket purchase or for sale

"Explore the Whydah"

Sunday, December 4th, 2022
12:30 p.m. @ the Swansea Community Center
Join local archaeologist, Bob Cembrola and learn more about this wrecked pirate ship and the many treasures it holds off the Cape Cod coast.

"Bob Cembrola is the exhibits manager at the Naval War College Museum and has been diving since 1972. His first shipwreck experience was as a URI undergraduate on HMS Orpheus scuttled in Narragansett Bay in 1778. Since then he has been involved in numerous underwater archaeological projects including the sunken city of Port Royal Jamaica 1692 and HMS Republic 1909."/p>

"He has taught an elective at the Naval War College numerous times: "Shipwrecks and Naval History.”
Information from U.S. Naval War College - Eight Bells Lecture Series