A Multitude of Programs on History and Archaeology

If you are a history, archaeology, genealogy or music buff, you have plenty of options to exercise your interest over the next 10 days: 

Tues., Sept. 20th - Nena Powell Rice (SCIAA) is the speaker at theHilton Head Chapter of the Archaeology Society of South Carolinaat 1 pm in the Coastal Discovery Museum. Free. For more information, contact George Stubbs 843-363-5058 www.assc.net.

Thurs., Sept. 22nd Beaufort County Historical Society is hosting re-enactor Joseph McGill, who will discuss the actions and people of the 54th Massachusetts. The BCHS meeting begins at Noon and is open to the public. Free. The meeting will be held the Yacht Club on Lady's Island. Contact: Pamela Ovens sail@singlestar.us or call 843-785-2767. 

Sun., Sept. 25th - Dwayne Pickett, coauthor of “The European Struggle to Settle North America” will discuss his book and sign copies at a reception in honor of William Hilton Day at the Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Pkwy on Hilton Head Island. The lecture begins at 1:30pm. Call 686-6560 for reservations. Donation suggested. 

Mon., Sept. 26th - Beaufort Branch Library begins to gear up for theNew Harmonies: Roots of American Music exhibit with a series of noontime musical performances. First up is Laura Lee Rose and Friends performing a variety of folk songs and Civil War tunes. The session will be held in the USCB Performing Arts Center from Noon until 1:00pm. Bring your own lunch. Free. Lunch & Listen series is co-sponsored by USCB Center for the Arts. 

Mon., Sept. 26th - Ron Roth presents a special lecture entitled "Undaunted Valor: Stephen Elliott and the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery." Attendees will get gallery tour of a new permanent exhibit at the Verdier House about the BVA. The event will begin at 5:30 pm, 801 Bay Street. Fee. Sponsored by the Historic Beaufort Foundation

Tues., Sept. 27th - Bill Altstaetter will present a lecture on “The Pre-Columbia Low Country and the Lost Century,” beginning at 1:30 pm in theHeritage Library, 852 William Hilton Pkwy on Hilton Head Island. Fee. Call 686-6560 for details.

Wed., Sept. 28th - Nancy Burke will lead the first of a two-part program titled “Starting Family Research,” with the second session scheduled for Oct. 5. Classes begins at 1:30 pm in the Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Pkwy on Hilton Head Island. Fee. Call 686-6560 for details.

Fri., Sept. 30th - The Heritage Library will waive its daily research fee for non-members in honor of William Hilton Day, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Short history talks on selected genealogical and historical subjects will also mark the occasion. Call 686-6560 for details.

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.