BCHS Hosts Jane Garrity, Goin’ Down the River


On behalf of Mary Lou for the Beaufort County Historical Society: 

Press Release for Immediate Release

The Beaufort County Historical Society

Nov. 15th, Goin’ Down the River with author, Jane Garrity, and Fish Camp Owners

Thursday Nov. 15th at noon, the Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to host a possibly ruckus group from the newest book Goin’ Down the River including the author, Jane Garrity, publisher, Lydia Inglett, Lydia Inglett, Ltd. and some of the infamous fish camp owners for a spirited panel discussion. The meeting will be held at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off of Meridian Rd. on Lady’s Island.

Janet Garrity moved to Beaufort, SC in 2008 from Ithaca, NY. A native to the upstate region of New York, her professional career was in marketing and sales for 26 years, but her love for photography began at age eight when she picked up a box camera.

Garrity chose fish camps as the subject of this book for two reasons. First, a friend asked her to join him in documenting the camps. (Sadly, he was not able to complete the journey they began together. ) Secondly, because her family has had a camp in the Adirondack Mountains since 1939, she is drawn to “the camp experience.”

So far on tap for the panel discussion, locals, Gibbes McDowell, John Trask III, Pierre McGowan,Henry C Chambers and our own, Larry Rowland. We’re sure their stories will be fun and entertaining to say the least.

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 Nov. 12th to Pamela Ovens (contact information below).

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.
Jan. 31st, 2013 – BCHS Presents Jubilee of Freedom Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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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