18 June 2017

Coming Soon ... Latest Robert Smalls Book & Liberty Days

We're happy that Beaufort County Historical Society agreed to be a co-sponsor of our June programs. We're also going to try out a new way of ticketing local history programs since we've heard grumbling about the reservation system for the Beaufort History Museum / Beaufort County Library local history series. A new system may work better; it may not work better; but we are going to give it a go.

Here's what we've decided to test: We'll have 85 free tickets available at Beaufort Branch beginning at 10 am on June 22nd for the Lineberry program. We'll distribute the free tickets until they are gone. In the afternoon, we'll have 100 free tickets available for distribution at the Lineberry program at Bluffton Branch beginning at 2 pm. The difference in the number of available tickets is because of the size of the respective meeting spaces. Bluffton Branch's Community Room is larger than Beaufort Branch's Meeting Room. You'll need to drop by and pick up up to 2 tickets - one for you and one for a significant person in your life. Free tickets will be available beginning at 1 hour before program time.

Thursday, June 22 at 11am | BDC@BEA, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort | Ages 12 – Adult
Thursday, June 22 at 3pm | BDC@ BLU, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton |Ages 12 - Adult

Book talk, sale and signing with author Cate Lineberry whose latest book recounts the amazing story of Robert Smalls’s escape from slavery. Free. Ticketed. Co-sponsor: Beaufort County Historical Society 

The following week, we will celebrate Liberty Week in concert with the South Carolina Historical Society, the Beaufort County Historical Society and many of our cultural heritage neighbors in Beaufort County and Jasper County.  First up is a Carolina Day lecture on June 28th. 

Carolina Day is the annual commemoration of the Battle of Sullivan's Island, the first significant American victory over the British. By winning the Patriots protected the critical port of Charleston. The British would not occupy the state's capital until 1780.  Come hear Executive Director of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust Doug Bostick talk about the our state’s Revolutionary War heritage on Carolina Day, June 28th at 2 pm in the Beaufort Branch Meeting Room, 1st floor, 311 Scott Street. 85 Free tickets available for pickup at 1 pm on the day of the program. Co-sponsor: Beaufort County Historical Society

Next Sunday here in Connections, we will share more details about all that's going on locally for Liberty Week. 
Stayed Tuned for Post on June 25th

Please note: The Library system will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in commemoration of Independence Day.

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