Archive for February, 2009

2009 SC SHRAB Archives Awards

February 19, 2009

The SC State Historical Records Advisory Board (SC SHRAB) recognizes significant contributions to preserving and increasing the appreciation and/or use of South Carolina’s documentary heritage through an awards program. The SC SHRAB’s 2009 Governor’s Archives Award and the Award of Merit were presented on February 7, 2009 at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Historical Society held at the Carolina Yacht Club in Charleston.


HHI Chapter Archaeological Society of SC Winter Speaker Series

February 16, 2009

The Hilton Head Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Inc. is continuing their winter speaker series with a wonderful presentation on the Yemassee by Dr. Eric Poplin.

Dr. Poplin’s lecture will be at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Tuesday, Feb. 17th at 7:00pm. The local meetings are free and open to the public.

Dr. Poplin completed his undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Catawba College, NC in 1977 and earned his PhD from the University of Calgary in 1986. He has worked in cultural resource management throughout the southeast and the Bahamas. He has also participated in projects over the years in Alberta, British Columbia and Ecuador. Eric is past president of the Council of SC Professional Archaeologists (COSCAPA) and is the Newsletter Editor for the ASSC. He is Vice President of Brockington, Inc., a CRM archaeological firm with offices in Mt. Pleasant, SC and Atlanta, GA.

On Saturday, February 28, 2009 the ASSC/HHI Branch Field Trip will be to the Tybee Island Lighthouse and Fort Screven, guided by Cullen Chambers, Executive Director, Tybee Island Historical Society. The shelling of Ft. Pulaski by the rifled cannon of Ft. Screven in April 1862 forced the Confederate garrison to abandon Ft. Pulaski and signaled the end of brick and mortar fortifications as a military fortress world wide. Ft Screven was built after the Civil War. Ft Pulaski was shelled by batteries put in place by the Union Army on Tybee Island. We will meet at 11:00 AM in the Tybee Island Light House visitor parking lot or at 9:30 in the Coastal Discovery Museum (on US 278) parking lot for the field trip to Tybee Island.

Upcoming events include for which you should mark your calendar:

March 17 –Speaker Alex Sweeney – the Altamaha

March 28—Field Trip to Altamaha Town, GA

April 4th–Annual State Archaeology Conference at USC in Columbia, SC. Admission fee.

All local lectures are free and the public is invited to attend.

Contact: GeorgeStubbs (

BCHRC Meeting Feb. 26th

February 14, 2009

Bob Barrett, the St. Helena’s Episcopal Church Archivist, has graciously offered to let the members of the HRC tour his facility and view some of the church’s treasures and records. We’ll meet in the Ridley Room on Thursday, February 26th, at 3:00pm. The Ridley Room is in the Parish House (507 Newcastle, directly across from the east gate to the churchyard and church) for a short business meeting and our discovery tour.

RSVP to by Monday, Feb. 21st.