Archive for July, 2008

Battlefield Preservation

July 26, 2008

House Panel Passes Battlefield Protection Bills

According to the National Coalition for History e-newsletter dated July 25, 2008: On July 16, 2008, the House Natural Resources Committee cleared two battlefield protection bills (H.R. 160 and H.R. 2933) that authorize federal grants for the preservation of significant sites associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Civil War. (more…)

SC Senate Honors Leader of a BCHRC Member Organization

July 22, 2008

Marquetta L. “Queen Quet” Goodwine, representative of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, a member of the BCHRC, was recognized by the SC Senate in June for her achievements.  The resolution, S. 1458, can be found at http://www.scsenate.gov/sess117_2007-2008/prever/1458_20080605.htm.  Congratulations! 

Battle of Honey Hill Site announcement

July 15, 2008

This just in from an e-mail I received via Charleston: 

“Good Hope Announces Major Grant To the Lowcountry Open Land Trust

Good Hope Plantation, which owns approximately 16,000 acres in Jasper County, has announced the donation of a 2,000 acre conservation easement to the Lowcountry Open Land Trust of Charleston, SC. Paperwork on the sizeable grant was completed on April 30, 2008.

The grant property runs from Bees Creek Road to Old House Road and includes a large portion of the historic site of the Civil War Battle of Honey Hill, fought on November 30, 1864. In the words of the grant filed with the State of South Carolina and Jasper County, the donation, “will help to preserve the site in perpetuity.”  — gmc

3 Beaufort County Nominees to the SC Hall of Fame 2009

July 15, 2008

Evan Thompson of Historic Beaufort Foundation reports that Robert Smalls, Pat Conroy and Joe Frazier have made it into the final round of nomination to the SC Hall of Fame.  The SC Hall of Fame Board of Trustees will select the 2009 winners on October 1st.

SHRAB workshop on Basic Archives a success

July 10, 2008

Yesterday, representatives of Beaufort County Library, Historic Beaufort Foundation, Historic Bluffton Preservation Society, Parris Island Museum, and Penn Center were among the 18 participants at the SC State Historical Records Advisory Board workshop “Basic Archives:  Arrangement and Description,” led by Jeanette Bergeron, Archivist, James Crumley Archives, Columbia and Heather South, Preservation Officer, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.  After the workshop, Heather told me how happy they were with the turn-out and arrangements at Penn.  Things are looking good for Beaufort to be the site of future archival training workshops.  Thanks for supporting the home team!  I hope that everyone went away with new knowledge and will put at least one thing that they learned to use.  I know that Amber and I will.  — grace