Captain John Smith said that he fought and beheaded three Turkish commanders in duels. He claimed he was sold into slavery, then murdered his master to escape. He said he was captured by pirates—twice—and marched to the gallows to be hanged, only to be spared seconds before the noose dropped over his head. And all this happened before he was 30 years old. This is Captain John Smith’s life — life according to his own autobiography.
This lecture is free with Museum admission.