Pirates in Texas? Set sail for the library! On Friday, November 13, 2015, the Deer Park Public Library will host Lou Graves MacBeth’s presentation on the infamous smuggler Jean Laffite and the early days of Galveston Island. The program will begin at 11 AM in the library’s meeting room.
Laffite established a colony called “Campeche” on Galveston Island in 1817. Learn about this self-described privateer’s dramatic 36 month stay at Galveston and how he affected Texas history. Who was this man who aided Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans? Why did he come to Texas when his previous operations had been based out of Louisiana? And where is that treasure, anyway?
Lou Graves MacBeth is a charter member and the current program chairman for the Laffite Society. The Society was formed in 1994 and is dedicated to the study of the privateers Jean and Pierre Laffite and their contemporaries.
Ms. MacBeth’s presentation is the latest installment in the library’s new adult programming initiative. This monthly series offers a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.