The Herreshoff Marine Museum Lecture Series presents

"The Pirate's Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd"

presented by Dr. Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos

November 21, 2024

Before he was executed in 1701, Captain William Kidd was one of the most notorious pirates to prowl the eas. But few know that he had an accomplice back home: his wife Sarah, a woman whose life is a lesson in survival, resilience, and resourcefulness. Historian and journalist Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos tell Sarah’s story for the first time.

Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos is a historian, journalist and author. She has published over 40 articles in newspapers and magazines. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications. As a regular contributor to The New York Times Syndicate’s “Lifebeat” column her stories were published both nationally and internationally. She writes on a variety of subjects, including maritime history, business, science, health, fitness, education, museums, parenting, philanthropy, and lifestyles and trends.

A former Legislative aide to a U.S. Congressman, she holds a Doctor of Liberal Studies degree and a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Georgetown University. She also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from The George Washington University. During her studies at Georgetown University she focused her research and writing on issues concerning women, families and communities with a special focus on pirates of the eighteenth century.

She first became interested in pirates while writing an article in 2002 for The New York Times “Museums” Special Section about the Whydah Pirate Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts. For the last fifteen years she has conducted extensive original research on pirates and their wives in archives in London, Washington, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She developed a more complete and nuanced history of piracy, and discovered that the lives of pirates, while indeed colorful, were often quite different from those of their literary and cinematic counterparts.


November 21, 2024

In-Person Reception begins at 6pm. Lecture begins at 7pm, Eastern.


Virtual Tickets: Members: $10, Non-Members: $15 In-Person Tickets: Members: $15, Non-Members: $20 Full Series Pass: $125

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Location TBD, Herreshoff Marine Museum

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