30 May 2014

Exhibit & Local History Programs Continue

“Harriet Tubman and the Combahee Ferry” Exhibit

The exhibit highlights the fascinating story of Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid that resulted in widespread destruction of rice plantations along the Combahee River in South Carolina and the freedom of more than 700 enslaved people in June 1863. The exhibit is a collaboration of Brockington & Associates, SC Department of Transportation, US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Beaufort County Engineering & Infrastructure, Beaufort County Planning Department and the Beaufort County Library.
Time and Date of Event: Mondays through Fridays 10 am – 5 pm, April 3 – June 27th
Location of Event:  Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

“Archaeology of the Combahee Ferry Historic District," with Dr. Eric Poplin

Dr. Eric Poplin talks about the rich and multi-tiered archaeological record of the Combahee River crossing as an integral part of South Carolina’s early transportation network, the lost town  of Radnor, remnants of mid-19th century African American life, and Harriet Tubman and the  Combahee River Raid of 1863. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Beaufort Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina.  Ages 12–Adults.
Time and Date of Event:  Monday, June 9 at 6 pm
Location of Event:  BDC@ Beaufort Branch Library Children’s Programming Room, 1st floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
Price of Event: Free
Contact info: 843-255-6468, gracec@bcgov.net

To supplement the Library’s “Maker Spaces” initiative:
Event Name:  "Memoir Writing Workshop"
Short Description of Event: Susan Kammeraad-Campbell, publisher of Joggling Board Press, will guide a dozen writers through her unique process to write true stories others will want to read. Ages 12 – Adults. Registration required. 
Time and Date of Event: Saturday, June 14, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Location of Event: BDC@ Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC 29910
 Price of Event: Free; Only 12 slots are available. Please register in advance.
Registration contact info: Call 255-6468 to reserve a space at this free BDC@ Bluffton Branch program designed for mature teens and adults!  gracec@bcgov.net

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