05 April 2015

Last Ferry to Beaufort

As long time readers know, the Beaufort District Collection supports genealogical research efforts in the tri-county area. Our interaction with family historians can encompass many years or consist of one short question/response. We've been acquainted with Charles Wersler and his work trying to flesh out his memories of his grandfather with photographs, documents, and historical records for more than a decade now.

On Saturday, April 18th at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, we're all in for a treat. Wersler will be in the Beaufort District Collection to share a bit about what he learned about what life was like for the last ferryman in Beaufort County. The program is first come, first seated.  This program is free to anyone interested in the topic of local history or genealogy to attend.


Following his introduction to the book, Wersler will be happy to answer your questions about life in Beaufort between the Civil War and 1952, sell and sign copies of the book for your personal library.

Copies of Last Ferry to Beaufort: The Life and Times of Captain Willie Roberts, 1865 - 1952 are available in the Research Room as well as in the Local History section at each of the Branch Libraries. Call number: B ROBERTS

Come early and you can take advantage of special hours for the "Heart of the Home" exhibit currently on display. The exhibit and artifacts will open at 11 am and will close at the start of the book talk.

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