Archive for May, 2011

Burning of Bluffton Commemoration

May 26, 2011

The Union forces set Bluffton ablaze on June 4, 1863.  The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society is commemorating this historic event with two programs, Saturday, June 4, 2011:

1) The Heyward House will be open for free tours, tea and storytelling from 11 am – 2 pm.

2) That evening, beginning at 6 pm, the Colcock-Teel House will be the site of a Lowcountry Boil and Music event.  Fee. 

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National Park Service Conserve O Grams Available

May 24, 2011

Because May is a month to highlight preservation and emergency preparedness:

Conserve O Grams, short, instructive leaflets on caring for museum objects, are offered free of charge by the National Park Service’s Museum Management Program. For more information, write to National Park Service, Museum Management Program, 1849 C Street, NW, Room NC230, Washington, D.C. 20240.

You can also get Conserv O Grams online at  The brochure titles don’t look hyperlinked but they are.  You’ll see a PDF of the document on over 175 topics on how-to best preserve cultural heritage materials.

Lecture on Spanish Architecture at HBF Monday

May 22, 2011

“Architecture of the Enemy,”  a discussion of the history, architecture and preservation of Spanish Colonial St. Augustine by Dr. Mark Barnes, will be the topic of Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Dinner & a Lecture, Monday, May 23, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street.

Seating is limited; Fee; Call 379-3331 to make reservations or to ask questions.

PALMCOP & SCFM: Textile Conservation workshop Oct. 18th Space is limited!

May 20, 2011

From an e-mail I got from PALMCOP:

Rags Back to Riches: Textile Conservation and Environmental Monitoring,  October 18, 2011

PALMCOP and SCFM will present their first textile conservation workshop. Patricia Ewer, a nationally known conservator, will provide a lecture and two hours of demonstration. Using environmental data to persuade administrators is the focus of the remaining session. Due to the hands-on nature of the textile workshop, this annual meeting will be limited to 50 members of PALMCOP and SCFM (excluding PALMCOP Board members).

Please mark your calendars for this unique opportunity at the State Archives and stay tuned for further details…..

DebbieLee Landi,   Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist,  Furman University, 864-294-2714

Art Show Opening at Penn Center

May 19, 2011

Gifts of the Spirit”  an art exhibition by Diane Britton Dunham begins May 21, 2011, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the York W. Bailey Museum on Historic Penn Center campus.  Ms. Dunham’s work blends elements of her ancestral Louisiana roots with the rich Gullah culture of the Sea Islands. This will be her first public solo exhibit in several years.   Admission is $5. 

Click Art Exhibition by Diane Dunham Britton (Penn Center) to see the flyer.