ASSC Hilton Head Chapter


On behalf of Mary Lou Brewton:

From: Mary Lou Brewton

912-604-3634 m

Press Release for Immediate Release

ASSC Hilton Head Chapter- presents

the History of Fort Sumter by Richard Hatcher

At 1 pm, Tuesday,  October 16th, Richard Hatcher, historian at Ft Sumter will discuss the history of Fort Sumter National Monument in the Charleston Harbor.

Richard W. Hatcher, III, is a native of Richmond, Va., and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. He began his career with the National Park Service as a volunteer in 1970, becoming a permanent employee in 1976. Prior to becoming historian at Fort Sumter National Monument in 1992, he served at Colonial National Historical Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Hatcher is the author of numerous Civil War-related books and articles. His latest work, a co-authored book titled The First Shot, is scheduled for publication in April 2011 by Arcadia Press.

All ASSC/HH meetings are held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn off of Hwy 278 on Hilton Head Island. All meetings are free and open to the public.

October 20- The Board of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina will sponsor the 25th Annual Archaeology Field Day at Santee State Park

Oct. 27th- Coastal Discovery Museum 5th Anniversary celebration -ASSC/HH will have a display booth- volunteers welcome

Nov. 3rd- Field Trip-details to follow

Nov. 20th- 7 pm Natalie Adams-Pope, President of New South
Associates discusses their work on the Yauhannah Bluff Plantation on the Great Pee Dee River. The campaign examined early to mid 18th century to early 19th century plantation main house complex and also looked for a 1710`s Indian Trading Post.

Dec. 4th – 7 pm ASSC/HH Chapter Christmas Social-

Jan. 15th – 7 pm Adam King of SCIAA discussing the Etowah site

Jan. 26th 3rd Annual “What the Heck is It?” Artifact Identification Program with Drs. Jon Leader and Eric Poplin expert analysts.

Feb. 19th – Speaker TBA

March 19th – 7 pm Carleton Naylor- The Day the Johnboat Went Up the Mountain: Stories from My Twenty Years in South Carolina Maritime Archaeology

Membership Form on-line at

For further information: George Stubbs- 843-363-5058


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