15 September 2014

History Programs and Exhibits Around the County

History is all around us, all the time, here in Beaufort County! Because we are the Library system's liaison to the Beaufort County Historical Resources Consortium, we  get notices about what is going on in our sister cultural heritage agencies.  Here's a few lectures and exhibits (in alphabetical order by name of the sponsor) to help satisfy your urge for adding to your historical knowledge during the next two weeks or so:

Beaufort County Historical Society: Shanklin School Historic Marker Dedication Thursday, September 18th at 10 am on Shanklin Rd. followed with a lecture by Anne Christensen Pollitzer and vintage slides of Shanklin School at Noon, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club.

Beaufort District Collection: We're doing a supplemental Show-and-Tell about the Byrne Miller Collection in our archives at Teresa Bruce's talk at the Beaufort Branch Book Club meeting Thursday, September 18th at 5:30pm; "Creating the Carolinas" traveling exhibit from the South Carolina Historical Society opens October 1st.  Both the program and the exhibit are free.

Beaufort History Museum: is open and ready for customers on the 2nd floor of the Arsenal building on Craven Street in downtown Beaufort.

Coastal Discovery Museum and Heritage Library Foundation: "Hilton Head in the Modern Era” series continues with Rebekah Dobrasko on “Lowcountry African American Schools, 1920 – 1970,″ Tuesday, September 23, at the Coligny Theater, Coligny Plaza.  

Heritage Library Foundation: "Exploring Irish Roots," Friday, September 26 and "Starting Family History Research," 2 session workshop, Wednesdays October 1 and October 8.

Historic Beaufort Foundation: “Dinner and a Lecture” series continues on Monday, September 22, 2014 with Colin Brooker lecturing on: "Tabby, Pisé and Cob: Investigations, Discovery and Interpretation."

Penn Center: Exhibit of "Sanfoka Slave Artifact Collection," through October 3. 

Please contact the sponsoring agency for details and fees.

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