BCHS Series Fall 2012 – Spring 2013


On behalf of

The Beaufort County Historical Society

presents Colin Brooker discussing the history of Tabby

Thursday Oct 18th at noon, the Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce that Colin Brooker, global expert on Tabby, will speak on the building medium used prevalently in the early construction of homes and commercial buildings in the Low County. The meeting will be held at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off of Meridian Rd. on Lady’s Island.

Mr. Broker’s resume includes many worldwide connections and he continues to work as a consultant and principal in Broker Architectural Design Consultants a small consortium of specialists engaged in historic resource management and development, heritage tourism, preservation, conservation and documentation of historic buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites. His particular expertise is vernacular and plantation architecture of the Southeastern United States and Caribbean.

This meeting is free and open to the public. There is an optional light lunch catered by Debbi Covington at 11:30 for $10. Please RSVP by Oct. 15th to Pamela Ovens (contact information below). Also Debbi Covington will be autographing her newest cookbook, Celebrate Everything from 11:30- noon.

Nov. 15th Jane Garrity, author of Goin’ Down the Riverabout fish camps in the Lowcountry. Panel Discussion including famous local Fish camp owners to follow.

Dec. 6th– BCHS Partners with Historic Port Royal Foundation to present John Ellerbee discussing the History of Board Games- bring your favorite old games and John will appraise them.

Feb. 21st, 2013- Alexander Moore will discuss- The Fabric of Liberty – The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina.

March 19th– Carleton Naylor of SCIAA- Noon- Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club will discuss his book The Day the Johnboat Went Up the Mountain: Stories from My Twenty Years in South Carolina Maritime Archaeology

May 16- Annual Meeting- elections- Penelope Holmes Parker will discuss the recent discovery of the identity of the Unknown Confederate Soldier at the Beaufort National Cemetery.

The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest association in Beaufort County dedicated to the study and preservation of history. A member based organization, the society was established in 1939.

For further information contact: Pamela Ovens-President

sail@singlestar.us or call 843-785-2767



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