Library News & Notes

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...

Hurricane Local History Program this Thursday

Today the story of the “Tide of Death” of 1893 is largely unknown outside our region. Nevertheless, the Great Sea Island Storm still ranks in most registers as the fifth most deadly hurricane in US history. It remains the biggest natural disaster to befall Beaufort District. Read more about this devastating storm and the upcoming BDC program about it at Hilton Head Branch Aug. 27th in our Connections blog.

BDC & USC-B Libraries Announce Rowland & Wise Author Book Talks

The long awaited volume 2: Rebellion, Reconstruction, and Redemption (out now and available for check out in the Local History sections at the branch libraries) and volume 3: Bridging the Sea Islands’ Past complete The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina to 2006 (release date October 31, 2015). The authors will offer a brief presentation about their work and autograph your copies at several locations in the Fall.Read More...

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