Archive for October, 2011

McGill presents final lecture in BHPS 2011 series

October 30, 2011

On Saturday, November 5th 2011  Joseph McGill, Jr., Program Officer from the Southern Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation presents the2010-11 Slave Dwelling Project” as the final lecture in the 2011 Thomas Heyward lecture series sponsored by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society, Inc.  For more information call 757-6293 or visit the BHPS website


Civil War Symposium, Fri. Nov. 11th

October 29, 2011

As the first year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial draws to a close, historians, educators and Civil War buffs will have a unique opportunity to journey through The Civil War in 3-D on November 11, 2011 at the University of South Carolina Performing Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Civil War photography expert, Bob Zeller, will present Lincoln in 3D, a complete stereoscopic slide show on the history of the presidency of Abraham Lincoln and the battlefield photography of America’s epic Civil War. The 45-minute digital presentation will be shown in the original stereographic format. The show also includes three of the earliest photographs of St. Helena Island.

Bob  Zeller, who narrates the show live, is co-founder and president of the non-profit Center for Civil War Photography ( and is one of the leading collectors of original Civil War photography.

Fee. For reservations or tickets, please call the Penn Center at (843) 838-2432 or visit their website at

This symposium is part of Penn Center’s Heritage Days festival.

The_Civil_War_in_3D_Symposium  flyer in PDF.

“Wonders of the BDC” at BHPS Oct. 29th

October 27, 2011

“Wonders of the Beaufort District Collection” Librarian and Archivist Grace Cordial will present an overview of BDC services, highlighting materials about Bluffton and Hilton Head Island as the third installment of the 2011 Thomas Heyward Series sponsored by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society, Inc.   The lecture will be held Saturday, October 29, 2011  in the Bluffton Branch Library’s Large Meeting Room, 120 Palmetto Way, from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Lectures are open to the public with a $3 suggested donation.   Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 757-6293 or visit the BHPS website

Buy a Rug and give to HBF

October 27, 2011

From Maxine at HBF: October 26, 2011

A show and sale of oriental rugs to benefit Historic Beaufort Foundation will be held Friday, November 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., in downtown Beaufort at 910 Port Republic Street.  M.Z. Akbari, a leading rug purveyor from Jacksonville FL, will show an array of old and new rugs in a variety of sizes. All rugs will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting the Foundation.   Call 379-3331 with questions.

Please note: Historic Beaufort Foundation will be moving into 208 Scott’s Street October 31 through November 4. They won’t be open for business.


Chris Judge on Archaeology – 2 lectures; 2 places

October 23, 2011

Those interested in archaeology have two opportunities to hear Chris Judge, Asst. Director of the Native American Studies Program at USC Lancaster, speak about “Fifteen Years of Archaeology and Education at the Johannes Kolb Site” on Thursday, Oct. 27th:

South of Broad:  

  • 1:00 pm  at the Coastal Discovery Museum, co-sponsored by the Hilton Head Island Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina.  For more information, contact  George Stubbs- 843-363-5058 or

North of Broad:

  • 5:30 pm at the Beaufort Branch Library, sponsored by the Beaufort District Collection and Beaufort County Planning Department.  For more information contact Grace Cordial at or call 255-4664.

For information about the Johannes Kolb Site visit .