History in the Making

Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries – a Historical Society Program

The Stanly County Historical Society and Albemarle Parks & Recreation Department to present: “Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries”.

The presentation and book signing will be by Dr. Ashley Oliphant and Beth Yarbrough.

This new book by Dr. Ashley Oliphant, professor at Pfeiffer University, was co-written with artist and photographer Beth Yarbrough and solves the 150-year-old mystery of whether Frenchman Lorenzo Ferrer, who arrived in Lincolnton, NC, in 1839, was actually the New Orleans pirate Jean Laffite living under an assumed name.

There will be presentations on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1 PM and 4 PM. The presentations will be at the Albemarle Neighborhood Theatre (the old Central School) at the Corner of East North Street and North Third Street. Please enter on North Third Street under the covered walkway.

COVID Safe Guidelines will be observed. Please wear a mask. Ushers will be available to assist with seating. Social distancing to be observed during book signing and the viewing of artifacts and documents.

This even is free and open to the public, but we ask that you register in advance. You may register by calling the Stanly County History Center at 704-986-3777. Be sure to include your name, whether you will attend the 1 PM or 4 PM presentation, telephone number, and the number of people in your group. You may also register by going to the Historical Society’s website at historicstanly.org and select the Event Registration tab. Be sure to click SUBMIT after you complete the online registration.