23 September 2015

Centennial Celebration Continues


The Parris Island History and Museum Society series commemorating "100 Years of Training Marines" at the Recruit Depot continues with an exhibit, an author book talk, a concert, a presentation, a Grand Parade and a film screening. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Leaving Friday, Sept. 25th at 5 pm: "We Are P.I.: Parris Island Marines Exhibit" curated by the PIHMS currently on display just outside our Research Room door.   
  • Thursday, Sept. 24th at 11 am: Court-Martial at Parris Island: The Ribbon Creek Incident with author Jay Stevens is hosted by the Beaufort County Historical Society at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Meridian Road.
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 pm: A panel discussion about the role of the Marines and the Recruit Depot during World War I. This program will be held in the Union Church, 1004 11th Street in Port Royal.               
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 6 pm: The Beaufort Harbormasters in Concert present songs from the ten decades since MCRD Parris Island began training Marines at The Shed on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. (Please bring lawn chairs for comfortable seating, limited chairs available.)   

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 pm: Those who trained at the Recruit Depot in 1915 and left as Marines discovered that what worked over here would not work "Over There." Come learn from David Smoot what Parris Island recruits and Marines looked like before they went to make the world safe for democracy. This program will be held by the Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street.            
  • Saturday, Oct. 24th at 11 am: View the Grand Parade along Paris Avenue. The parade will be followed by the premiere of the documentary “100 Years Making of Marines on Parris Island” at The Shed on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. You have three opportunities to view the documentary: Noon; 1:15 pm; and 2:15 pm.              

The series is a collaborative effort of the Parris Island Historical & Museum Society, Historic Port Royal Foundation, Beaufort County Historical Society, Santa Elena Foundation, the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library, and the Town of Port Royal.  

The official USMC Centennial Celebration webpage includes lots of history, photographs, and the e-book 100 Years Making Marines. Explore and enjoy! http://bit.ly/1Lx1drx

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