Archive for January, 2010

BCL Winter Local History Programs

January 22, 2010

In the spirit of sharing informative and free programs for anyone over age 12 about Beaufort’s local history, culture and environment, the BDC is sponsoring four programs during January and February.  

 “The History of Bay Street, 1711 2010” by Gerhard Spieler, Wed., Jan. 27th, 1 – 2 pm Paul Siegmund Room, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort 

“African American Genealogy Workshop,” by Grace Cordial, Wed., Feb. 10th, 4- 6 pm  Lobeco Branch (Space is limited. To Register: Call 846-3937)

“The Battle of Port Royal,” Author Book Talk by Mike Coker, Mon., Feb. 22nd 2 Sessions: 1- 2 pm at Hilton Head Branch; 5:30- 6:30 pm Paul Siegmund Room, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort

“Virtual BDC” Presentation at Library Open House Sat., Feb. 27th, 11- 12; 2:30-  4 pm Hilton Head Branch


HBF Evening Lecture Series begins Jan. 25th

January 20, 2010

A new evening lecture series sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation will be held on the fourth Monday of each month, January through June, in the second floor drawing room of the Verdier House. Programs begin at 5:30; wine and refreshments are available before the programs.  A fundraiser for HBF’s preservation activities, the series admission is $15 per member, $25 per member couple, and $20 per person, $30 per couple, for non-members.  

Jan. 25 — William McIntosh, III, Indian’s Revenge (Yamasee War)

Upcoming lectures and speakers are: Heyward Inabinett, Triangular Pegs; Billy Keyserling, photography in Water is Wide; and Prof. Robert Crout on the Marquis de Lafayette.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call Historic Beaufort Foundation at 379-3331.

News from the Members

January 12, 2010

The Gullah Geechee Coalition has a radio show .  Next show, January 17th.  Archives available on the site. 

Historic Beaufort Foundation is holding its annual oyster roast fund-raiser January 29th. 

Beaufort County Library is starting to think about what we’ll be doing for Archaeology Month 2010 in October.  Theme is “Archaeological Science.”  Any of you willing to partner with us on a program or two? Call 470-6525 or email me to see what we may be able to work out.