Archive for April, 2011

Basic Salvage Information

April 29, 2011

It is ever so much better to have this information and not need it than to need it and not have it!  Posted by  PALMCOP (Palmetto Archives Libraries and Museums Council on Preservation): 

In light of the severe and record-breaking weather that hit us yesterday and this morning we thought we should post some basic salvage information and links so that you can better recover your records and treasures.

Here is a document created by the SC State Archives with information on book and paper drying: Rescuing Wet Records

There is a great video about wet record salvage offered by Heritage Preservation; The National Institute for Conservation:

Heritage Preservation also has a video on wet salvage:

If you have damaged records or books, please do not hesitate to contact PALMCOP or the SC State Archives for assistance.


Beaufort County Historical Society Meeting – May 19th

April 28, 2011

Submitted by Mary Lou Brewton:

The Beaufort County Historical Society will celebrate their 72nd Annual Meeting May 19th at noon at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Beaufort, SC .

Dr. Gerald Schwartz will discuss his book, A Woman Doctor’s Civil War: Esther Hill Hawks’ Diary.  

 A physician, a Northerner, a teacher, a school administrator, a suffragist, and an abolitionist, Esther Hill Hawks was the antithesis of Southern womanhood. While most women of the 1860s stayed at home, tending husband and house, Dr. Esther Hill Hawks came South to Beaufort to minister to black Union troops and newly freed slaves as both a teacher and a doctor. She kept a diary and described the South. Her pen, honed to a fine point by her abolitionist views, missed nothing as she traveled through a hungry and ailing land. Remarkably frank, Esther Hill Hawks’ story is one that is long overdue in the telling.  

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gerald Schwartz is a professor of history at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. A graduate of Mexico City College, Dr. Schwartz holds a Ph.D. from Washington State University.  

Please RSVP to Nancy Gilley at 843-524-7969 for an optional light lunch catered by Debbi Covington will be served at 11:30 for $10.

2011 Seminar for Historical Administration Deadline Approaching

April 22, 2011

The field of public history is experiencing rapid and major change, and a new generation of leaders will soon be stepping up to set the course for the future of America’s history organizations.

Do you want to:

  • Play a greater role in your institution and the field?
  • Improve yourself as a leader?
  • Help shape the future of public history?

For over 50 years, the Seminar for Historical Administration has provided an intensive residential professional development experience for history professionals.

Deadline to apply for the Class of 2011: May 16, 2011


HBF to benefit from Book Sales

April 18, 2011
Just in from HBF….
Pat Branning, author and friend of HBF, has just released her NEW book,  Shrimp, Collards & Grits: Recipes, Stories and Art from the Creeks and Gardens of the Lowcountry, to celebrate Beaufort and its birthday, and has agreed to donate $2.00 per regular edition and $5.00 per commemorative edition to HBF!
The former Women’s Editor for WSB, Atlanta and a hostess for SC ETV, Pat Branning once hosted daily broadcasts on food and entertainment, teaming up with great chefs from around the country while developing a passion for anything Southern – especially cooking!  Today, Pat works as a freelance writer, cookbook author and food editor for the
Pat’s website is a source for recipes, art and stories about the Lowcountry.

Order your books by mail, email or online. Check and Credit cards accepted.  Starbooks will ship to family and friends.

301 Central Ave #181
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Secure online at

Prices ~ $35 – $60 (depending on the binding) + shipping.  Contact Starbooks for details.


Gullah/Geechee Land Legacy from Tunis Campbell to Queen Quet 4/4/2011 – GullahGeechee Riddim | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

April 4, 2011

Gullah/Geechee Land Legacy from Tunis Campbell to Queen Quet 4/4/2011 – GullahGeechee Riddim | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio.