19 March 2014

Phosphate Industry on May 15th

Cultural heritage organizations like to band together to bring extra special series, events, or presentations to you, our community.  These special offerings are planned months, sometimes even years in advance. We try to maximize our funds and reach by collaborating well and as often as possible.  Such an offering is coming to Beaufort County on Thursday, May 15th so please mark your calendars accordingly.

On Thurs., May 15th, the Beaufort District Collection, the Beaufort County Historical Society, and the Coastal Discovery Museum are co-sponsoring free lectures by Dr. Shepherd McKinley about his book, Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina, University Press of Florida, released yesterday! The lecture North of the Broad River will be held at the St. Helena Branch Library at Noon followed a reprise of the lecture at the Coastal Discovery Museum beginning at 3 pm. Make plans now to attend one of the sessions about the most important of Beaufort District's past industries.

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