If you are a history, archaeology, genealogy or music buff, you have plenty of options to exercise your interest over the next 10 days:
Tues., Sept. 20th - Nena Powell Rice (SCIAA) is the speaker at the Hilton Head Chapter of the Archaeology Society of South Carolina at 1 pm in the Coastal Discovery Museum. Free. For more information, contact George Stubbs 843-363-5058 www.assc.net.
Thurs., Sept. 22nd - Beaufort County Historical Society is hosting re-enactor Joseph McGill, who will discuss the actions and people of the 54th Massachusetts. The BCHS meeting begins at Noon and is open to the public. Free. The meeting will be held the Yacht Club on Lady's Island. Contact: Pamela Ovens firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-785-2767.
Sun., Sept. 25th - Dwayne Pickett, coauthor of “The European Struggle to Settle North America” will discuss his book and sign copies at a reception in honor of William Hilton Day at the Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Pkwy on Hilton Head Island. The lecture begins at 1:30pm. Call 686-6560 for reservations. Donation suggested.
Mon., Sept. 26th - Beaufort Branch Library begins to gear up for the New Harmonies: Roots of American Music exhibit with a series of noontime musical performances. First up is Laura Lee Rose and Friends performing a variety of folk songs and Civil War tunes. The session will be held in the USCB Performing Arts Center from Noon until 1:00pm. Bring your own lunch. Free. Lunch & Listen series is co-sponsored by USCB Center for the Arts.
Mon., Sept. 26th - Ron Roth presents a special lecture entitled "Undaunted Valor: Stephen Elliott and the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery." Attendees will get gallery tour of a new permanent exhibit at the Verdier House about the BVA. The event will begin at 5:30 pm, 801 Bay Street. Fee. Sponsored by the Historic Beaufort Foundation.
Tues., Sept. 27th - Bill Altstaetter will present a lecture on “The Pre-Columbia Low Country and the Lost Century,” beginning at 1:30 pm in the Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Pkwy on Hilton Head Island. Fee. Call 686-6560 for details.
Wed., Sept. 28th - Nancy Burke will lead the first of a two-part program titled “Starting Family Research,” with the second session scheduled for Oct. 5. Classes begins at 1:30 pm in the Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Pkwy on Hilton Head Island. Fee. Call 686-6560 for details.
Fri., Sept. 30th - The Heritage Library will waive its daily research fee for non-members in honor of William Hilton Day, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Short history talks on selected genealogical and historical subjects will also mark the occasion. Call 686-6560 for details.