The "Reconstruction History Long Ignored, Neglected: Are We Finally Ready to Talk?" panel exhibit from the USC-B Libraries is currently on display in our 2nd floor lobby.
We're also working with USC and the Beaufort Chapter, ASSC to reach out to the community tonight through the USC-B Reception and Book Signing with Dr. Larry Rowland and Dr. Stephen Wise. (At long last, volume 2 of the History of Beaufort County South Carolina is published!) We're taking some of our own Civil War, Reconstruction era, phosphate mining, and Hurricane of 1893 treasures to display. Library Director, Ray McBride and Library Assistant Director, Jan O'Rourke will be on hand to meet-and-greet you and answer any questions you might have about the Library system. If you have any questions about the items and surrogates on display, feel free to ask me for more information.
|Meg Gaillard, Archaeologist|
For photos from the Historic American Buildings Survey about Fort Frederick click http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=Photograph:%20sc1116&fi=number&op=PHRASE&va=exact&co%20=hh&st=gallery&sg%20=%20true.
On August 27th, I'll be sharing images and personal accounts about the Hurricane of 1893 at Hilton Head Branch on the 122nd anniversary of the most devastating disaster to ever befall Beaufort District. That presentation will begin at 2 pm.
We also expect that the "We Are P.I.: Making Marines" panel exhibit from the Parris Island Historical & Museum Society will arrive very soon. (Stay tuned for the announcement).