Heads up: BDC@ The Branches returns in October

Throughout the year, the Beaufort District Collection brings in authors and speakers on a variety of topics meeting our mission to share information about the history, culture, and environment of our area. 

Because staff is working very hard preparing metadata for our "300 for the 300th" project with the Lowcountry Digital Library, we have no scheduled BDC@ The Branches programs during September. 

To celebrate "Archives Month" in October, register to get a "Behind-the-Scenes Tour" of the BDC. Anyone over age 12 interested in learning more about the operations and preservation activities of the Beaufort District Collection is welcomed to attend. The program is free but registration is limited to 10 people per session. We have two sessions planned: 

Tuesday evening, Oct 4th at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
Thursday evening, Oct. 13th at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Contact us at 843-255-6468 to register. Please note: The City of Beaufort parking kiosk doesn't have to be fed after 6:00 in the evening. 

October is also "Archaeology Month." Thurs., Oct. 27th - Archaeologist Chris Judge on "Making Artifacts Talk: Fifteen Years at the Johannes Kolb Site––Archaeology and Education." BDC@ Beaufort Branch, 5:30 pm. Co-sponsored by Beaufort County Planning Department.

The BDC is on the move in November. Tues., Nov. 1st - BDC@ Bluffton Branch, 2:00 pm. Review of the book and documents from the BDC re:Great Sea Island Storm, 1893

In November, we kick of our local commemoration of the Civil War as it happened here with ... 

Mon., Nov. 7th - "Battle of Port Royal Sound, 1861" with author/archivist Mike Coker (2 sessions). BDC@ Bluffton Branch 2:00 pm and BDC@Penn Center 6:30 pm. The evening event includes special guests Dr. Larry Rowland, Stephen Hoffius, and Neil Baxley. Co-sponsored by Penn Center. 

And in December, don't forget that the Smithsonian's New Harmonies: The Roots of American Music exhibit is coming Dec. 17th. Details divulged later.

 

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.