Archive for September, 2012

Fall classes and lectures at the Heritage Library

September 19, 2012

The Low Country Before the Europeans

Presented by Bill Altstaetter, chairman of history studies, Heritage Library Foundation, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

An overview of the geography and peoples living in the Low Country and South Atlantic Sea Island of North America before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492.

Fee: $10 for non-members, $8 for members. Couples will pay $15 for non-members and $12 for members. For questions call Bill Altstaetter at 843-686-6560.

Starting Family Research;
A Two-Session Class for Beginners

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 and Wednesday, October 3, 2012;
Presented by Nancy Burke, Librarian, Heritage Library Foundation
If you are just starting family research, this class is for you! This two-part workshop introduces the first-time family researcher to the fascinating field of genealogy, its unique nomenclature, and suggested research techniques. It may also be of value to researchers with limited experience who wish to refresh their skills. Participants will receive hand-outs to help guide you in your research.
Fee: $40 for Foundation members; $45 for non-members. For questions, call Nancy Burke, 843-686-6560

The Heritage Library is in the Savannah Bank building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, 2nd Floor, Suite A-2 on Hilton Head Island.


Webinars – Free

September 17, 2012

C2C Online Community Forums, free webinars on topics of interest to cultural heritage institutions:

Emergency Response Network webinar – Oct. 9

September 11, 2012

Date/Time Location Member Price Non-Member Price
10/09/12 (2:00 – 4:00) Distance Education-Centra $120 Early Bird Discount
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Billie Burn Museum Complex Closed Next Week; Re-opening Sept. 18th

September 7, 2012

From the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation via Daufuskie Front Porch:

The Billie Burn Museum Complex will be closed next week – September 11 to 15. The exhibits in the Mt. Carmel Church No. 2 will be given a bit of a re-do, so be sure to come and see the results after the buildings reopen Tuesday, September  18.  Museum hours will remain Tuesday to Saturday, 12:30 to 3:30 – no charge for admission.


September 6, 2012

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( is the hostess of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coaition.  Tune in on Monday, September 10th at 7 pm or after that date, you can listen to the archived version of the show at:

On this edition, she will be joined by TogetherGreen fellows, Attorney Chandra Taylor and Director Michael Howard of the Fuller Park Development Corporation.  All three of them will be taking part in the Chicago URBAAN Conference which connects African Americans to the outdoors and environmental issues.

Audrey Peterman of Earthwise Productions will be the first guest to open the dicussion about African Americans and the outdoors and the issues that are being faced by the Gullah/Geechees in regard to environmental education and environmental protection.   Queen Quet will present information on the coming event with “Keeping It Wild” that will…

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