Archive for August, 2011

Heritage Library announces September events

August 31, 2011

Picked up from Bluffton News Posted: August 31, 2011  – 12:34am

 The Heritage Library, located in the Savannah Bank Building at 852 William Hilton Pkwy. on Hilton Head Island, has announced the following
events scheduled for the month of September. To attend any of these events, call 686-6560.Authors’ appearances 

At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Steve Hoffius & Dr. Larry Rowland, editors of “The Civil War in South Carolina: Selections from the South Carolina Historical Magazine,” will discuss and sign copies of their book. Call 686-6560 for reservations. No charge; a $5 donation is suggested.

At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Dwayne Pickett, coauthor of “The European Struggle to Settle North America” will discuss his book and sign copies at a reception in honor of William Hilton Day. Call 686-6560 for reservations. No charge; a $5 donation is suggested.

Fall lecture series begins At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Bill Altstaetter will present a lecture on “The Pre-Columbia Low Country and the Lost Century.” A complete schedule of the fall lecture series is available at www.heritagelib.org. The fee to attend is $10 an individual or $15 a couple for non-members.  For members, the fee is $8 an individual, $12 a couple.

Fall class season begins From 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 28, Nancy Burke will lead the first of a two-part program titled “Starting Family Research,” with the second session scheduled for Oct. 5. The fee to attend is $5 for non-members, $40 for members. To view the complete fall class schedule, visit www.heritagelib.org.

Open house From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30, the Heritage Library will waive the daily research fee for non-members in honor of William Hilton Day. Short history talks on selected genealogical and historical subjects will also mark the occasion.

  Savannah

HERITAGE LIBRARY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER EVENTS

 

The Heritage Library, located in the Savannah Bank Building at
852 William Hilton Pkwy. on Hilton Head Island, has announced the
following events scheduled for the month of September. To attend any of
these events, call 686-6560.

 

Authors’ appearances

 

At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Steve Hoffius & Dr. Larry Rowland,
editors of “The Civil War in South Carolina: Selections from the South
Carolina Historical Magazine,” will discuss and sign copies of their
book. Call 686-6560 for reservations. No charge; a $5 donation is
suggested.

At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Dwayne Pickett, coauthor of “The European
Struggle to Settle North America” will discuss his book and sign copies
at a reception in honor of William Hilton Day. Call 686-6560 for
reservations. No charge; a $5 donation is suggested.

 

Fall lecture series begins

 

At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Bill Altstaetter will present a lecture on
“The Pre-Columbia Low Country and the Lost Century.” A complete
schedule of the fall lecture series is available at www.heritagelib.org.
The fee to attend is $10 an individual or $15 a couple for non-members.
For members, the fee is $8 an individual, $12 a couple.

Fall class season begins

 

From 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 28, Nancy Burke will lead the first of a
two-part program titled “Starting Family Research,” with the second
session scheduled for Oct. 5. The fee to attend is $5 for non-members,
$40 for members. To view the complete fall class schedule, visit www.heritagelib.org.

 

Open house

 

From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30, the Heritage Library will waive the
daily research fee for non-members in honor of William Hilton Day.
Short history talks on selected genealogical and historical subjects
will also mark the occasion.

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HBF E-Mail Blast of Upcoming Activities Sept. 2011 – June 2012

August 30, 2011

Undaunted Valor-Stephen Elliott
and the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery

Monday, September 26
5:30 at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street

A special lecture and gallery tour of a new permanent exhibit at the Verdier House, The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery: Guardians of the Lowcountry Since 1776, will be held Monday, September 26th as part of HBF’s Dinner & A Lecture series.

Ron Roth, curator of the exhibit, will speak about the BVA which was called to fight in the American Revolution, the war of 1812, the Civil war, World Wars I and II.  Few military units in the history of the United States have served this country longer and with more distinction than the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery.  This exhibition provides highlights of its history, beginning with the American Revolution, using artifacts owned by HBF, the Beaufort Museum and the Confederate Relic Room in Columbia.  Mr. Roth’s talk will also focus on Stephen Elliott and his direct involvement with the BVA.

Roth was director of the Reading (PA) Public Museum and art director of the Museum of Nebraska before moving to South Carolina. He has developed and curated almost 20 exhibitions.

Open to HBF members and non-members, the lecture series takes place on the second floor of the Verdier House, and features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   The talks are presented from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by audience questions.  A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the lecture.  Admission to the lecture is $15/$25 per member/member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/non-member couple respectively. Seating is limited; call 379-3331 to make reservations.
 

HBF News and Updates

The Verdier House

In the next two months, two new history exhibits will open inside the Verdier House.  One is a permanent exhibit describing the history of the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery featuring the restored BVA Flag and the other a travelling exhibit from the S. C. State Museum entitled “The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls.” While exhibits are being added to the back rooms and upstairs in the Verdier House, tours of the house will still emphasize its use as a planter’s home and the history the house has experienced. The two front rooms and entrance hall will remain furnished as the first Verdier family might have furnished them. 

As opportunities arise to point visitors to other historic sites in the Beaufort County area, we would like to have informative brochures, maps, and information about those sites available to them.  We would like for the Verdier House to become a gateway into many aspects of Beaufort’s history as we have the opportunity to develop more small exhibits, host traveling exhibits, and send visitors out into the many fascinating historic places around our area.

HBF’s Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens
 

During the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens visitors are invited to explore Beaufort from a rare vantage point: a selection of private homes, gardens, and plantations normally not open to the public welcome visitors inside. The houses represent three centuries of Beaufort architecture for which the city is justly famous. These self-paced walking tours offer a distinctive opportunity to observe how contemporary lifestyles are lived within the framework of our unmatched architectural heritage.

The 2011 Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens is Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23.

Reservations can be made by calling 859-371-3331 or online by clicking here.

National Trust for Historic Preservation’s
Preservation Leadership Training
June 2, 2012-June 9, 2012

Historic Beaufort Foundation is pleased to announce that in June of 2012, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and HBF will host Preservation Leadership Training (PLT) in Beaufort. Preservation Leadership Training emphasizes the most up-to-date, effective preservation techniques, including training in current preservation practices, issues and action strategies.  The weeklong program will include classroom lectures, tours, team projects, role playing and participatory learning experiences.  The city itself will serve as a living laboratory for preservation issues.  In addition to classroom sessions, participants will study issues related directly to Beaufort.  Proposals developed from these studies will outline optimal uses for the subject buildings and contribute to the vitality of Beaufort and the community as a whole. 

Preservation Leadership Training (PLT) is conducted only once a year. Among past cities to host PLT are Portland, ME, Birmingham, AL, Mount Vernon, VA, and Astoria, OR.  The PLT program is specifically designed for community leaders who are in positions to influence preservation activities in their states, regions, towns, and neighborhoods. Participants typically include staff and volunteer leaders of private, nonprofit preservation organizations, staff of state and local government agencies, members or staff of commissions, from across the country. National, state and local experts in preservation and organizational development comprise the workshop faculty, and will give the 50 select preservation professionals a balanced national perspective and a network of statewide and local resources for the future.  

The intensive weeklong program is tentatively scheduled for the middle of June 2012.  Please be sure to visit HBF’s website (www.historicbeaufort.org) regularly for updates and for ways to be involved in PLT.

Nena Rice on 16,000 Years of SC Archaeology at Coastal Discovery Museum

August 25, 2011

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter will host Nena Powell Rice of SCIAA (South Carolina Institute of Anthropology and Archaeology) at its next meeting Tuesday, Sept 20th at 1 pm at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.

In preparation of the celebration of Archaeology Month in October, Rice will discuss “Discovering South Carolina Archaeology:  16,000 Years of Cultural Occupation,” during which she will deliver a general synopsis of the archaeology of South Carolina during the past 16,000 years, focusing on technological change through time.  She will also address a large variety of programs offered during the 20th Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month in October 2011.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Other upcoming HHI Chapter, ASSC programs are:

Oct. 18-Tuesday-  Colin Brooker, the expert who supervised the stablization of the ruins on Dataw Island, will discuss “Worldwide Tabby Architecture”at 1:00 PM at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn, Hilton Head. 

Oct. 27 – Thursday- Chris Judge, a special guest speaker for SC Archaeology Month. Judge will make his presentation on the Johannes Kolb Site at 1 pm at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn, Hilton Head. (Judge will be doing a similar presentation for the BDC and Beaufort County Planning Department in the old SC Room in the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, at 5:30pm that evening.)

 Nov 15th-Tuesday–  Chica Arndt of CGAS (Coastal Georgia Archaeology Society)  will discuss the Mary Musgrove site in Savannah at 1 pm at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn, Hilton Head.

For further information: George Stubbs- 843-363-5058 www.assc.net

PALMCOP scholarship deadline is fast approaching

August 24, 2011

From Debbie Lee Landi, current Chair of the Palmetto Archives, Libraries, and Museums Council on Preservation:  

Purpose: The goal of the scholarship is to promote PALMCOP members’ participation in the organization’s annual conference.  This year’s  annual conference, in partnership with SCFM, will be on October 18, “Rags Back to Riches: Textile Conservation and Environmental Monitoring.”  Eligibility: All PALMCOP members in good standing are eligible.  Award: Registration fee for Conference waived.

Documentation required:  1. One-page essay of 500 words or fewer describing the applicant’s career goals and anticipated benefit for attending and/or contribution to be made at the conference. 2. One letter of recommendation. 

Submit above documentation to: Jane Bunal via email at  bunalj@horrycounty.org or via fax to Jane Bunal at 843-488-4331

 Forms and more information about the annual meeting are included on the PALMCOP blog:  http://palmcop.org/

 The deadline for applications is August 31.

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DebbieLee Landi

debbielee.landi@furman.edu

Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist

http://library.furman.edu/specialcollections/

206B James B. Duke Library

Furman University

3300 Poinsett Highway

Greenville, SC 29613-4100

864-294-2714

Disaster Preparedeness Workshop in Aiken, Sept. 23rd

August 17, 2011

From an e-mail I received from PALMCOP:

PALMCOP sponsored Disaster PreparednessWorkshop at Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry Street Southwest Aiken, SC 29801-4844

Time: September 23, 2011, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $15 (covers lunch and supplies) A vegetarian option is available, please note this on the registration form.

RSVP: There are only 30 spaces available for this workshop so please RSVP to Heather South by September 9, 2011. Registration form is below.

Any questions, please contact Brenda Baratto at bbaratto@aikencountysc.gov or Heather South at Southh@SCDAH.STATE.SC.US.

Please make checks payable to PALMCOP and send your check by September 9 to Heather South, PALMCOP’s Treasurer.  Her address is
Preservation Officer, SC Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

Not a PALMCOP Member: Here’s the link for membership information and the membership form, http://palmcop.org/join-palmcop/.   An individual membership is $10 and an institutional membership is $20.