Library News & Notes

Centennial Celebration Continues

The Parris Island Historical & Museum Society, Historic Port Royal Foundation, Beaufort County Historical Society, Santa Elena Foundation, the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library, and the Town of Port Royal continue commemorating "100 Years of Training Marines" with an exhibit, an author book talk, a concert, a presentation, a Grand Parade and a film screening. All events are free and open to the public.Read More...

Best Books about Beaufort District

There are so many good non-fiction books about Beaufort County, SC that it is hard to choose just a few of the best books to recommend. I always try to match the reader/researcher with the best source for their topic of interest. With such a broad and deep history, though, it can be hard to narrow down to the one best source. What follows is a highly selective list of my recommendations to newcomers and long-term residents.Read More...

Military History Highlighted by the BDC

The Beaufort District Collection highlights military history this month with two free programs and a free exhibit.

Sept. 15 - Author John Stevens examines the Ribbon Creek Incident in a Court-martial at Parris Island on Tues., Sept. 15th at 11 am in our BDC@ Bluffton Branch Library program. Come one. Come all to hear about how a local incident led to the overhaul of Marine Corps training practices. Co-sponsored by the Parris Island Historical and Museum Society and the Beaufort County Historical Society.Read More...

Court Martial at Parris Island Author Book Talk - Sept. 15

We are helping commemorate 100 Years of Training Marines at Parris Island with a program to better understand the circumstances and resolution of a military crisis back in 1956. Please join us for “COURT MARTIAL AT PARRIS ISLAND: THE RIBBON CREEK INCIDENT” with AUTHOR JAY STEVENS on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 11 am | BDC@ Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way | Ages 12 to Adult | Free | Room for about 100 peopleRead More...

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