21 May 2015

Heart of the Home Exhibit & Lecture

We're in the final weeks of "Heart of the Home" an exhibit about what Georgia Southern University staff and students uncovered at Mont Repose Plantation near Coosawhatchie in present-day Jasper County. The exhibit ends June 12th. Visit it Mondays through Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm in the 2nd floor lobby at 311 Scott Street, just outside the BDC Research Room door. (See below for special hours on Wed., May 27th). The exhibit and lecture are co-sponsored by Georgia Southern University, Beaufort Chapter, ASSC and the BDC.

Perhaps you should think in turns of a "Heritage Date." We're keeping the 2nd floor open an hour later than usual on Wednesday, May 27 to 10 am to 6 pm so that you can see the exhibit before the lecture begins. View the exhibit. Listen to the lecture. Bring objects to be identified. Then go out for your favorite foods and/or beverages in one of the many restaurants nearby. It would make for an instructive, enlightening, and entertaining evening at low cost since the exhibit, lecture, and identification session are all free.

"AERIAL LiDAR AND ARCHAEOLOGY of MONT REPOSE AND COTTON HALL INLAND RICE PLANTATIONS” Wednesday, May 27, 6 pm | Beaufort District Collection | Ages 12 to Adult

Learn about how aerial LiDAR assists historical and archaeological research with Matt Newberry. See additional artifacts from Mont Repose explained by Lilith Logan who will do her best to tell you more about any artifacts you bring along for identification, too. Maximum of 50 spots, first come, first seated.

Reminders: The Library system is closed Monday, May 25 to observe Memorial Day. There will be no access to the BDC from June 4 - June 10.

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