One County Reads the Civil War: Other Exhibits

PERMANENT CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT AT PARRIS ISLAND MUSEUM
10am to 4:30pm Daily (Closed New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)
111 Panama Street, Marine Corps Recruit Depot | 843-228-2951 | parrisislandmuseum.com
The Parris Island Museum, in addition to Marine Corps history, has a section devoted to the history of the local area during the American Civil War. The Hilton Head and Beaufort areas were major bases for the Union Army and Navy, each of which conducted raids into the mainland against the Confederate-controlled railroad connecting Charleston and Savannah. Maps, photographs and artifacts help to tell the story of local events during the war. Free.

CIVIL WAR IN BEAUFORT DISTRICT DISPLAY AT BEAUFORT COUNTY LIBRARY BRANCHES
September 9 – October 1 during regular hours of operation
Multiple Locations: Beaufort Branch Library, Bluffton Branch Library, Hilton Head Branch Library, and the Lobeco Branch Library
The course and impacts of the Civil War in Beaufort District were profound and distinctively different than elsewhere in the South. This area served as a Federal Army and Navy staging area and hospital base. The former enslaved participated in the Port Royal Experiment unfolding on our sea islands even as the Confederacy held the mainland parts of Beaufort District. Stop by our branch libraries to see a display created from materials in the special collections and archives unit of the Library system summarizing Beaufort County’s local history during the Civil War era.

CIVIL WAR PICTURE DISPLAY AT THE HERITAGE LIBRARY
September 2 - September 27 during regular hours of operation
Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Ste 2A, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843-686-6560 | www.heritagelib.org
Miscellaneous pictures, framed newspapers, and more related to the Civil War will be on display in the Heritage Library. Free.

FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS EXHIBIT & GALA OPENING AT BEAUFORT HISTORY MUSEUM
(UPDATED 8/28/2013) The Beaufort History Museum is mounting an exhibit about the first former slaves to be officially recognized as Union soldiers in the Civil War. These soldiers were mustered in on the same day they were given their freedom, as part of a Jubilee at the reading here of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Robert Smalls helped convince President Lincoln that they would be able troops, and there is evidence that the Proclamation was hurried up to accommodate their enlistment.

Please note: The Gala will be held from 6 pm - 9 pm in the Beaufort History Museum @ City Hall, 1911 Boundary Street in Beaufort. Opening Gala Prices: $25.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Thursday 10 am - Noon; 2 pm - 4pm, in the Beaufort History Museum @ City Hall, 1911 Boundary Street in Beaufort, Sept. 5th - Dec. 26th. Price: $3.00 Pick up an "I visited "Civil War 150" voucher to receive a discount on admission to the exhibit. Call Katherine Lang, Beaufort History Museum, 277-1443, www.beauforthistorymuseum.com for more information.

CIVIL WAR ERA PHOTOGRAPHY AND EQUIPMENT WITH DR. ROBERT LISLE
Tuesday, Sep 10 at 6pm | Beaufort District Collection, 311 Scott St, 2nd Floor Lobby
Photography was just 20 years young when rumblings of the upcoming Civil War could be heard about the country. The photographic recording of this tragic American conflict was the work of some 300 men whose images captured the faces, places and events for the world to see. This brief presentation focuses on several select photographers and their pictures and how they made them. Also on display will be some of the actual tools of the photographic trade during the Civil War era.

BOSTICK MINI QUILT EXHIBIT
October 1-31 | St. Helena Branch Library | Everyone Welcome
Courtesy of Penn Center, these quilts are examples of the quilts used during the Underground Railroad that provided messages for Harriet Tubman who was traveling in the region to take escaped slaves safely to the North. Dr. Edward Bostick is a native of Beaufort County who is currently residing in New York.

CIVIL WAR EXHIBITS AT THE JOHN M. VERDIER HOUSE
Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Verdier House, 801 Bay Street Beaufort, SC 29902 | 843-379-6335 | historicbeaufort.org
Historic images illustrate text panels of the town as it during the Civil War and as it is now in “Bay Street Occupied.” Dennis Cannady is building a scale-model diorama of “Bay Street 1863”with buildings and docks added monthly. Watch Bay Street as it grows. Free.

JOHN MARK VERDIER HOUSE MUSEUM TOURS
Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
Verdier House, 801 Bay Street Beaufort, SC 29902 | 843-379-6335 | historicbeaufort.org
$10 per person, children and teenagers free. Includes tour of Verdier House.
Paid admission to the John Mark Verdier House includes two Civil War related exhibits. “Beaufort Volunteer Artillery’s Unsurrendered Flag: Guardians of the Lowcountry,” outlines the history of one of the oldest military units in the United States and features the unit’s recently restored 1858 flag. “Robert Smalls: Beaufort Hero” showcases photographs, models and furniture depicting the life of Robert Smalls, an African-American slave who became Republican leader of the Lowcountry post Civil War. Visit the Library’s Civil War 150 exhibit to receive an “I visited Civil War 150” voucher to get a discount on adult admission fee.

DAWN OF FREEDOM: THE FREEDMEN'S TOWN OF MITCHELVILLE: A McKissick Museum Exhibit
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Sundays Noon to 3:00pm until Oct. 30th
Hilton Head High School Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Dr., HHI Donations accepted. Sponsored by the Mitchelville Preservation Project. Group tours and information: 843.255.7300, http://www.mitchelvillepreservationproject.com/dawn-of-freedom-exhibit/