Archive for March, 2013

SCAA Spring Newsletter is Online

March 26, 2013


Seminar for Historical Administration

March 18, 2013

The field of public history is experiencing rapid and major change, and a new generation of leaders will soon be stepping up to set the course for the future of America’s history organizations.

Do you want to:

Play a greater role in your institution and the field?
Improve yourself as a leader?
Help shape the future of public history?

For more than 50 years, SHA (Seminar for Historical Administration) has provided an intensive residential professional development experience for history professionals.

Applications for the Class of 2013 are due May 13, 2013. Click How to Apply for more information.

Emergency Response Networks

March 15, 2013

Online classes being offered in April: To register or for a complete listing of classes go to

Establishing Emergency Response Networks for Cultural Collections April 10 4-6pmET
Disasters big and small can affect buildings and the collections they hold at any time. In the crucial first hours, you shouldn’t have to worry about whom to call for assistance. This class examines how to set up a local emergency response network that will help protect your cultural institution when an emergency strikes and establish mutual assistance and reliance amongst the other institutions in your area.

For an example, see the Savannah Heritage Emergency Response.

HBF – Beaufort at a Crossroads with Cynthia Jenkins

March 14, 2013


Beaufort at a Crossroads to be topic of HBF’s 47th Annual Meeting

This is a friendly reminder to make reservation’s for HBF’s annual meeting scheduled next week, Thursday, March 21st, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at USCB’s Performing Arts Center.

Preservationist and former Historic Beaufort Foundation executive director Cynthia Jenkins will present “Form-based Codes: Beaufort at a Crossroads,” an informational session about proposed new zoning in Beaufort. Jenkins was HBF’s executive director in the 1980s and 90s and is HBF’s representative to the form-based code committee.

The program will include presentation of HBF’s 2012 historic preservation awards and election of officers and the election of two new members to the Board of Trustees.

A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception catered by Debbi Covington will follow the program. Tickets are $15 each. Reservations are suggested for planning purposes. Call 379-3331 to make reservations or go online to HBF’s website, and click on “shop.”

How history created an ecological mecca is Dinner & a Lecture Topic

“South Carolina’s Rice Fields: Understanding the Historical and Ecological Significance
of a Landscape,” is the topic of the Verdier House Dinner & A Lecture, Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street. Travis Folk, Ph.D. of Folk Land Management will present the program that weaves together the historical significance of the land with its benefits today.

Folk, a biologist in his family’s firm, received his undergraduate degree in forest resources from the University of Georgia and his graduate and post-graduate degrees in wildlife sciences from Auburn University. As a professional land steward and manager of several ACE Basin plantations, Folk understands how South Carolina’s rice fields have influenced land ownership patterns and how that has allowed the conservation success of the Basin, one of the least developed estuarine habitats on the East Coast.

The rice fields of the ACE Basin were once bottomland hardwood forests covered in giant cypress trees. The thousands of acres that were cleared by slave labor resulted in a habitat that benefits coastal South Carolina today, making it an ecological mecca for game animals, songbirds, reptiles and amphibians and unique plant material.

Folk will discuss the evolution of the rice culture from the first inland farming techniques to the waning days of tidal rice culture post-Civil War. With his focus on the ACE Basin, he will explore the pre-Columbian habitats that were modified to create rice fields, the different forms of rice culture, and the conservation significance of rice fields today.

“Dinner and a Lecture” is open to HBF members and non-members; the lecture series features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. The program is 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. followed by audience questions. Admission to the lecture is $15/$25 per member/member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/non-member couple respectively. Seating is limited; call 379-3331 to make reservations. A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the lecture. Call Saltus River Grill at 379-3474 directly to make dining reservations.

Please remember that Historic Beaufort Foundation is a membership organization and memberships are critical to helping continuing our work. If you’re interested in becoming a member or would like to renew, please call 843-379-3331 or visit

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Naylor Talking Twice – Noon NOB; 7 pm SOB (South of Broad)

March 13, 2013

From Mary Lou:

Hi, y’all,

There has been some confusion w TUESDAY March 19th’s meetings.

Carleton Naylor will speak at noon to the Beaufort County Historical Society at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Cub.

Carleton Naylor will speak at 7 PM to the Archaeology Society of SC/Hilton Head Chapter at Coastal Discovery House at Honey Horn.

Thank you for those of you who brought this to my attention.

Mary Lou