11 April 2016

Baxley: Gen. Stephen Elliott (CSA) April 13th

Celebrate National Library Week by attending one of the Beaufort County Library's many programs on offer, April 10 -16.

I particularly encourage you to attend our own BDC program this week.  It is sure to enlighten you about local history as well as demonstrate the value of library and archival programs and services provided through many of the nation's 119,487 libraries.

Please gather in the Beaufort Branch's Children's Programming Room to hear Neil Baxley share his research into the military career of Beaufort's own Brigadier General Stephen Elliott, Confederate States of America, "From Bay Point to Bentonville" this Wednesday, April 13th. Baxley premiered this presentation at the South Carolina Civil War Symposium in November 2015. We are grateful that he is donating his services to provide us all an opportunity to learn more about the people, places, events, and themes in the historical record of our community. Thank you, Mr. Baxley.  

Space is limited. First come, first seated. Free!

Heads up: The Beaufort County Library system will be closed on April 20th (Wednesday) for staff development day. Regular hours will resume Thursday, April 21st. 

The Beaufort District Collection Research Room is open 9 am to 5 pm on Mondays and Thursdays; 9 am to 3 pm on Fridays. Access to staff and to the Research Room is by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact us to make advance arrangements: gracec@bcgov.net; 843-255-6468 for a  "Reserve the Archivist" appointment. It is best that you call ahead no less than one week ahead of time; several weeks advance notice would be even better! Please understand that we cannot make same-day appointments.


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