On the Road Again ... to Bluffton Branch

The BDC heads south of the Broad on October 29th, November 1st and November 7th.

I'll be the third lecturer in the 2011 Thomas Heyward series sponsored by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society on Sat., Oct. 29th at 11 am. The series is held in the Community Room at the Bluffton Branch Library. My topic is “Wonders in the Beaufort District Collection.” The presentation provides an overview of BDC services for all people and parts of Beaufort County, highlighting materials about the Bluffton and Hilton Head Island areas. (There are more than you might think!)

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

We'll be showing some of the special collection materials we house about the 1893 Hurricane to the Bluffton Branch's History Book Club meeting. There is no need to register. Everyone is welcome! (If you would like more information about the Bluffton Branch History Book Club, please contact Bratton at (843) 255-6503.)

We kick off our local commemoration of the Civil War as it happened here in the old Beaufort District on:

Mon., Nov. 7th - BDC@ Bluffton Branch 2:00 pm "Battle of Port Royal" with author/archivist Mike Coker.

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.