Pirates for Hire!
The Moody Crewe

Who We Are

The Moody Crewe is a maritime living history group founded in 2007, based in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. We portray pirates and sailors and their families during the "Golden Age of Piracy" (1680 to 1730) and early Colonial American, demonstrating life aboard ship and ashore. Our passion for history and love for all things piratical will soon have you saying “Yo ho, a pirates life for me!”
We are widely known for our lively interactive programs, demonstrations, and encampments; for our fun- and fact-filled programs; for our enthusiastic and often hysterically funny shanty sings and storytelling, and for our dynamic black powder weapons demonstrations. Like real pirates, we’re a resourceful and versatile group, and our programs are custom tailored to suit all ages and environments.  Everyone loves a good scurvy scalawag, and for people young and old, pirates are the “hook” that gets them interested in our nation’s pirate/maritime history and heritage, and brings the past to life before their eyes.

Our Qualifications

The Moody Crewe today has nearly 200 years combined experience as living historians; some members are listed with the National Registry of Living Historians, are award-winning living history interpreters, experienced television and stage performers, published authors and columnists, and musicians. Many are also certified as Black Powder experts by the National Park Service and some members are affiliated with the Virginia Storytellers Alliance. The majority of our Crewe are current and former firefighters, police and safety officers, military, educators, and doctors, so safety and professionalism are paramount at all our events. We are licensed and insured through Histories and Haunts L.L.C.

   To Contact Us

   The Moody Crewe is licensed and insured through :
    Histories and Haunts, LLC
    P.O. Box 5372
    Virginia Beach, VA 23471

    Phone: (757)469-7978
    e-mail:     click here

What We Do
  There's an old buccaneer proverb; "Your life is always better when there's a pirate in it." So now you're wondering, how can I get a pirate in my life. Well here are a few ways:

Historic Presentations (schools, museums, libraries)

Birthday Parties (all ages)

Charity Fund Raisers (we're good at getting people to donate)

Pirate Weddings (2 ordained ministers on our Crewe)

Fairs and Festivals

Educational Programs and/or lectures (general pirate history, 18th century navigation, 18th century food,
18th century medicine, 18th century weaponry,
 21st century "pirate leadership" for businesses)
Entertainment (songs and comedy)

We will work with you to meet your piratical needs for
any type gathering, any size, any location.

Where We've Been
National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC
Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA
  Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Nauticus Museum, Norfolk, VA
OCGS Museum, Virginia Beach, VA
Yorktown Watermans Museum
Virginia Beach Historic Houses
Pirate Party on the Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
ECU Pirate Fest, Greenville, NC
Harborfest, Norfolk, VA
Pirate Festival, Fairfax County, VA

Tall Ships Festival, Cape Charles, VA
Pirate Invasion, Yorktown, VA
Virginia Childrens' Festival, Norfolk, VA
Bethpage Buccaneer Week, Urbanna, VA
Pirates at Cashie River Center, Windsor, NC Kiptopeke State Park, Kiptopeke, VA
Urbanna Founders Day, Urbanna, VA
Spirit of Norfolk Halloween Cruise
Family Fun Day, Camp Lejeune, NC
Flying Pirate Marathon, Nags Head, NC  
Richmond County Library, Richmond, VA
Smoot Library, King George, VA
History Days, Regional Library, Woodbridge, VA
Portsmouth Catholic Regional School
For Kids Charity Auction
Boy Scouts of America, Crewe, VA
Surrender the Booty for Alzheimer's
Child Time Centers, Virginia Beach, VA
La Petite Academies , Virginia Beach, VA


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