02 October 2013

Civil War Project Continues

If you missed coming by to see the physical Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It, there is a virtual exhibit at http://www.gilderlehrman.org/sites/all/themes/gli/panels/civilwar150/online-exhibition.php with audio clips of dramatic readings of documents featured in the exhibit.  The Virtual Civil War 150 online exhibition also allows you to enlarge a document, generates a transcript of the document, some include an audio clip of a dramatic reading of the document, and provides context for the document. 

Although the BDC's programming for the Civil War 150 exhibit is over, the Library system and our partners still have lots of programs, tours, and exhibits going on for residents and visitors to see and do. For example, Beaufort Branch has the Let's Talk About It series from the Humanities Council of South Carolina during October. Films are being shown at Bluffton Branch and St. Helena Branch. Hilton Head Branch Library has a Civil War crafts session. 

For details of what is happening, when, and where, check out the Library's online calendars:
Week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5: http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/bcl_calendar/2013-W40
Week of Oct. 6 - Oct. 12: http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/bcl_calendar/2013-W41
Week of Oct. 13 - Oct. 19: http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/bcl_calendar/2013-W42
Week of Oct. 20 - Oct. 26: http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/bcl_calendar/2013-W43

There is still time to use your vouchers for a discount on admission on select tours, exhibits and programs at some of our partnered institutions.  For example, Coastal Discovery Museum offers tours of historic forts on Hilton Head Island on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Reservations are required: 689-6767.  Historic Beaufort Foundation offers a tour of the John Mark Verdier House Museum, Mondays through Saturdays.  The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society offers tours of the Heyward House and Old Towne Bluffton.  The Beaufort History Museum opens its "First South Carolina Volunteers" exhibit on Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 to Noon; 2 - 4 pm.  Check the Library's calendar or the Library Events Newsletter for details.

Your attendance at any of the One County Reads the Civil War programs, tours, exhibits, discussion and crafts sessions, or performances affirms that the humanities and public libraries inspire, engage, and enhance community life.  


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