A Woman Who Changed Beaufort — Abbie Holmes Christensen
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2 PM
Beaufort Branch Library
311 Scott Street
3.09.2017 - All seats have been taken. Registration for this event is closed. If you registered, please print out your confirmation and bring it with you to the program.
Hear Anne Christensen Pollitzer talk about her great grandmother Abbie Holmes Christensen and her legacy. Abbie Holmes Christensen came to Beaufort during the Civil War with her Abolitionist parents and made a lasting impact through her educational, business and civic contributions. She was an abolitionist, civic leader, businesswoman, and founder of the Port Royal Agricultural School, as well as an activist for the temperance, suffrage and civil rights movements.
Anne Christensen Pollitzer, a fifth generation Beaufortonian, was a teacher for 34 years and founded the Montessori School in Beaufort. Anne Pollitzer’s cousin, Carroll Christensen Sommerville Eve, will also share her personal memories of growing up in Beaufort with her grandmother Abbie Holmes Christensen. Registration is necessary. (It would be a good idea to print out your confirmation.) Only a few seats remain! https://beauforthistorymuseum.wildapricot.org/event-2480695
We are also nearing the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War 1. The so-called, "War to End all Wars", began in 1914. For three years, President Woodrow Wilson did his best to follow George Washington's advice about avoiding foreign entanglements. Wilson was re-elected in 1916 with the slogan, "He kept us out of war." By 1917, keeping out was no longer possible. Aggressive and deadly forces would endanger America and propel us into the conflict. When all else fails, "Send in the Marines". Dave Smoot explains the role Parris Island played in preparing to go “Hang the Kaiser” as the US enters World War I. First come; first seated. Door will open at 12:40 pm.
SEND IN THE MARINES
Saturday, March 18 at 1:00 PM | BDC@ Beaufort Branch | Ages 12 - Adult
Dave Smoot explains the role Parris Island played in preparing to go “Hang the Kaiser” as the US enters World War I.