Archive for October, 2009

SCIAA Posters are available for pick-up

October 26, 2009

If you want to come by the Beaufort District Collection to pick up some “Archaeology Month” posters OR if you want me to send some to Hilton Head Branch or Bluffton Branch for you to pick up from them, just let me know. 

To see the digital version of the poster go to for the front and for the back. Be patient. It takes awhile for the images to download.

I’ll admit that the Library system got first dibs on the 300 posters we picked up in Columbia.   [I’ll be giving some out at the final Archaeology Month lecture Dr. Tim Lockley, University of Warwick on “Maroon Communities in South Carolina,” 1 pm USC-B Performing Arts Theater tomorrow.]  However, there are still plenty to share.

Call me at 470-6525 or e-mail me at to arrange your pick-up.


Guidelines Available for IMLS Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

October 24, 2009

IMLS is pleased to announce the availability of guidelines and application forms for the 2010 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2010.
Read more:

HBF Fall Tour, Oct. 22-24

October 8, 2009

hbf_01Historic Beaufort Foundation will open doors to visitors for three days October 22, 23 & 24, allowing an intimate view of 22 private homes, churches and gardens at the Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens. A fundraiser for Historic Beaufort Foundation for more than 26 years, the tour features Beaufort’s diverse architecture and interiors representing three centuries. Tickets are available online at

For more details, please contact: Maxine Lutz: phone: (843) 379-3331; fax: (843) 379-3371; email:

Roy Tryon, State Archivist, Retires

October 5, 2009

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to let you know that I am retiring from the SC Department of Archives and History (SCDAH).  My last day at the Archives will be this Friday, October 9.  It has been a pleasure working at the Archives and getting to know so many of you.

As there will not be a hiring process to replace me, my duties have been divided between these two individuals:

Steve Tuttle
(803) 896-6204

Records Management
Richard Harris
(803) 896-6123

Richard Harris is also assuming responsibility as project director on the SC SHRAB’s grants from the NHPRC, and SCDAH Director, Dr. W. Eric Emerson, is the new Coordinator/Chairman of the SC SHRAB.

Best regards,

Roy H. Tryon
State Archivist and Records Administrator
SC Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Tel. 803.896.6120
Fax: 803.896.6138

Location Changed: Bft. Co. Historical Society Meeting

October 1, 2009
The Beaufort County Historical Society
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Baptist Church of Beaufort
161 Charles Street, Downtown Beaufort
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 am for $10.00 per person.
Program will begin at 12 noon with a brief meeting followed by Speaker
Emory Campbell, on the
“The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor”
Mr. Campbell is a well known Gullah authority and Chairman of the Gullah/
Geechee Cultural HeritageCorridor Committee and Executive Director
Emeritus for Penn Center. Mr. Campbell is the author of the guidebook
“Gullah Cultural Legacies.” Mr. Campbell will talk about growing up on Hilton Head Island, his work with a culture that has flavored regional folklore, arts, crafts, food and music.
Please join us for this special event.

Please visit our web site:
For Information please contact Pamela Ovens, President