10 August 2014

"Tide of Death'" Hurricane of 1893

Thanks to all who joined us at St. Helena Branch Library yesterday for Dr. Butler's talk on the fate of The Planter.  Next up is a program highlighting special collections materials within our own Beaufort District Collection about the largest natural disaster to ever hit Beaufort County: "The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893."

This will be a revised version of the talk I did last year at St. Helena Branch, "'Tide of Death:' The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893." (We take the comments on the evaluation sheets seriously.) I will share first person accounts and rare materials from our holdings about the night that death came to call. Consider it a sort of "Show-and-Tell of Disaster." This free BDC@ Beaufort Branch Local History Program is open to anyone over age 12 interested in attending. Program starts at 6 pm. Reservations are not required.

Heads up: The BDC Research Room will be closed at lunchtime, Noon to 1 pm, from beginning on Tuesday, August 19 through Monday, August 25th. 

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