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That Other Aug. 27 - Aug. 28th Storm

When we commemorate these dates locally, we usually concentrate on the 1893 "Sea Island hurricane." This year, for a change of pace, we share a letter written after that other Aug. 27 -Aug. 28 storm - a hurricane in 1911. (I'd scan the County Democrat newspaper article but the quality of the image is quite poor.) It appears that there was a misunderstanding about how much damage had occurred and how much assistance was welcome.


Mr. Waterhouse Writes Reason why Beaufort Appal [sic] was Made.Read More...

1940 Census Workshop in Bluffton Branch Aug. 29th

Would you like to learn how to find your ancestors (or yourself) in the 1940 US Federal Census? The next BDC led "Introduction to the 1940 Census" scheduled workshop will be in our Bluffton Branch Library on Wed., August 29th from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Seating is very limited for this workshop so pre-registration is necessary. You may pre-register in person at the Bluffton Branch Library Reference desk, by e-mail to or call 843-255-6503 to reserve your seat. Once the slots are filled, registration will be closed. So, if you're interested, "Don't Delay.Read More...

Child Labor in Beaufort District Lecture This Thursday

We don't much think about the impact or prevalence of the practice of child labor these days. But it was indeed a critical issue at the turn of the last century in the United States even here in Beaufort County. And, remains an issue today.Read More...

From the Beacon: More books to add to the "One County Reads One Country" list

This month kicks off Beaufort County Library's "One County Reads One Country" project, where we encourage the community to engage in a thoughtful dialogue about Afghanistan through reading one of three selected titles and participating in the scheduled events coordinated by the library system.Read More...

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