The Games People Play at Bft Co Historical Society Dec. 6th

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On behalf of Mary Lou Brewton:

Press Release for Immediate Release

The Beaufort County Historical Society

Dec. 6th, Thursday, noon

The Games People Play by John Ellerbe

In the holiday spirit, Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to host John Ellerbe discussing the history of Board Games. Remember that first board game your family would play for hours in the pre-video days, Ellerbe will discuss and appraise Board games, Thursday, Dec. 6th at noon. The meeting will be held at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off of Meridian Rd. on Lady’s Island.

Ellerbe was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He was educated at Craft School, Charleston High and Clemson University. He was one of the founding fathers of the first social fraternity at Clemson, Sigma Alpha Zeta.

He had a nearly 40 year career as a Financial Consultant with Citigroup/Smith Barney in Southern California, where he met his wife, Anna.

He began a life-long interest in Board Games as a child when he received Monopoly from his aunt as a gift, and has collected board games, card games, mechanical and dexterity puzzles ever since.

Ellerbe’s collection now totals approximately 2,500 items, which he is in the process of cataloging.  He became interested in the history of games in 1984, when he joined the American Game Collectors Association, in which the primary interest was board games published prior to WWII. This group has grown and become international. The name has been changed to The Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors to incorporate the diverse interests of the members.

John has served on the board of the AGPC for approximately 10 years, as Vice President and Board Member.  Ellerbe continues to write for the Association’s quarterly newsletter.

If you would like for Ellerbe to appraise a Board game, please bring it to the meeting.

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 Dec. 4th to Pamela Ovens (contact information below).

Jan. 31st, 2013 – BCHS Presents Jubilee of Freedom Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, University Performing Arts Center, 6 pm, light dinner to follow.

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 www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org -30-

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