October is always a busy month in the Beaufort District Collection.
October holds annual conferences for library and archival associations to which staff belong. To keep current with best practices, be in the know about what's going on in other libraries and archives, and foster personal relationships with other working cultural heritage professionals, we try to attend such conferences when possible.
The Library system holds one of its two Staff Development Days per year in October.
As we’ve done for more than a decade, we highlight Archaeology Month with Beaufort County Planning - and more than a few other organizations this year - with at least one program or event.
October is also SC Archives Month. We must celebrate that! In addition, we are offering you the opportunity to learn about how our state boundaries came to be through a fabulous a traveling exhibit from the South Carolina Historical Society.
EXHIBIT: CREATING THE CAROLINAS: A STORY OF ADVENTURE, POLITICS AND BOUNDARY MAKING on loan from the South Carolina Historical Society from October 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015.
The story of South Carolina’s boundaries began 400 years ago when kings, political deals, Indian treaties, and misguided surveying helped create our state lines. Learn how our troublesome state boundaries evolved over the centuries and the role that the Treaty of Beaufort 1787 played in those disputes. The exhibit will be on display in the Beaufort District Collection Research Room.
ARCHIVES AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT TOUR
Saturday, October 11 at 1 pm | Beaufort District Collection | Ages 12 - Adults
Our annual Archives Month behind-the-scenes tour highlights items about plant and animal life, naturalists, conservation, agriculture, recreation, and land use this year. Allot 1.5 hours for presentation and tour. Limit of 15. Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-255-6468. Please: No walk-ins.
“WHAT THE HECK IS IT?” TAKE 2.
Saturday, October 18 at Noon | Beaufort District Collection | Ages 12 – Adults
Bring your artifacts for identification by archaeologists Dr. Eric Poplin and Dr. Jon Leader. Session ends at 3 pm. Co-sponsored by the Beaufort Chapter, ASSC and Beaufort County Planning.
Wednesday, October 22 | 2 times | 2 locations | Ages 12 – Adults
Professor Chris Judge lectures on the archaeology of Native Americans. These lectures supplement the “Creating the Carolinas” traveling exhibit on loan from the South Carolina Historical Society. Archaeology Month programs are co-sponsored by the Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Planning, Coastal Discovery Museum, and the Beaufort and Hilton Head Chapters, ASSC.
- Coastal Discovery Museum, Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island at Noon.
Learn about the archaeology of the local Yamasee Indians from 1684 up to the start of the Yamasee War in 1715. The Yamasee War was the most significant Native uprising of the early colonial period. Free but reservations are required.
Contact info: Natalie Hefter, 843 689-6767, ext. 223
- Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort at 6 pm
Between 1000 BC and AD 1200 Native American societies in South Carolina introduced the bow and arrow, expanded recently invented clay pottery traditions, began growing native crops in gardens and buried certain individuals with great fanfare and effort. Archaeologists call these societies "Woodland" and new research across the Carolinas is shedding new light on these people. This talk will explore these topics. Free.
Contact info: Charmaine Concepcion, 843-255-6468, email@example.com
The full calendar of Library system events is online. You can also download our Library programs guide. Make plans now to attend the programs that appeal to you. As our tagline says: Beaufort County Library "For Learning. For Leisure. For Life." (Please forgive the cattywampus formatting. Blogspot seems to have it in for me as I write this entry.)