19 September 2013

Thank You! Humanities Council of South Carolina

The Humanities Council of South Carolina is sponsoring aspects of our "One County Reads the Civil War" project, both directly and indirectly.  The Humanities CouncilSC is a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.

More than a few of our programs are being headed by recognized SC Humanities Scholars. In fact, Dr. Stephen Wise who was our reception speaker on Sept. 14th is a 2013 recipient of the Governor's Award for the Humanities. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in community-based programs that promote public understanding of ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support for public humanities programs.

Ron Roth, Dr. Will Goins, Dr. David Thompson, Jim Jordan, and Joe McGill are all SC Humanities Scholars involved in programs during the series at the Library or with one of our partners. For example, Joe McGill held a program on Slave Dwellings for the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society on Sept. 5th.  McGill is leading a discussion of the film Glory! at the USC-B Center for the Arts on Friday evening, Sept. 20th, and then it's on to the encampment of the United States Colored Troops, 10 am - 4 pm, in the Naval Heritage Park in Port Royal. The Beaufort History Museum is sponsoring Glory! and the USCT encampment - both of which are open to the public - and free! of charge.

The "Let's Talk About It" series being held at Beaufort Branch during October is funded by the HumanitiesCouncilSC. Details and registration:  (843) 255-6458.

Thank you Humanities CouncilSC! Your help has been instrumental in both the BDC's "Civil War 150" and the Library system's "One County Reads the Civil War" project.

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