Thompson to Speak Feb. 27th

“Old Fields, New Plough: The Preservation of Northern Beaufort County’s Rural Heritage” will be the topic of Historic Beaufort Foundation's February’s "Dinner and a Lecture" at the Verdier House, February 27th at 5:30 p.m.

Evan Thompson, executive director of the Preservation Society of Charleston and formerly executive director at Historic Beaufort Foundation, 2004 -2010, will offer a new look at historic structures and preservation issues relating to Beaufort's agricultural economic heritage, particularly after the Civil War era. He'll address historic resources relating to truck farming, tenant farm housing, and country stores in our rural areas. Fee. Reservations: 379-3331.

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.