Archive for September, 2013

A Sea of Gullah/Geechee Culture Flows for Gullah/Geechee Heritage Awareness Month

September 27, 2013

Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (

Just as we prepare to engage in sacred ceremonies to culminate the inaugural Middle Passage Month which was declared as September in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, we flow into World Tourism Day.   In support of the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, World Tourism Day (WTD) which is September 27, 2013 is being held under the theme Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future.  This year’s theme highlights tourism’s role in water access and shines a spotlight on the actions currently being taken by the sector in order to contribute to a more sustainable water future, as well as the challenges ahead.  The Gullah/Geechee Nation independent of knowing that this year would be the International Year of Water Cooperation or that the focus for tourism would be related to water has held a number of meetings…

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Capt. Hilton – Heritage Library

September 27, 2013

Contact:  Linda Piekut




The Heritage Library Open House  

Friday, October 4, 2013 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

                 “The Life and Genealogy of Captain William Hilton” presented by Jerrold Hilton, a Hilton family descendant at

10:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Call the library at 843-686-6560 to reserve your seat for Jerrold Hilton’s presentation.

Tours of the library and the Civil War 150 art exhibit.

Also, genealogists will be available to help you find your family in the 1940 census.

All activities free to the public.

Short Bio:  Jerold Hilton has a deep interest in genealogy and has been a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society for over 25 years.  He and his wife Betty have made quite a number of genealogy trips to England and Ireland in search of family history.

Training Opportunity – (Please forgive the crazy formatting)

September 25, 2013
New Webinar &       Live Chat

The Care of Leather and Fur
Thursday, September 26, 2013       at 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

The Online Community will host an  hour-long webinar dedicated to the care of leather and fur objects. A       stellar cast of presenters—Catharine Hawks, Beverly Perkins, and Fran       Ritchie—will cover the basic care of tanned, tawed, and untanned skins.       From storage to cleaning methods, this webinar will broadly cover how       best to care for your organic objects. Presentations will be followed by       a live Q&A session.

You do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to       participate in this webinar. Simply click on the green “Access Meeting Room”       button on the right-hand side of the home page. Once there, enter your       name and location and click enter. You will be redirected to the webinar.       If you’re having difficulty, please take a look at our technical check page.       This live chat event is not like one of our online courses, no       pre-registration is required. Simply log on during the time of the       webinar. An archive of the event will be posted to the Online Community.

What: The Care of Leather and Fur
(A webinar       and live chat event.)

When:       Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

Where:       The C2C Meeting Room

Featured       Expert: 

  • Catharine            Hawks, conservator, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian            Institution
  • Beverly            Perkins, chief conservator, Center of the West
  • Fran            Ritchie, Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow at the            Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

Featured       Resources:


Wednesday,       October 2
Essential Elements of a       Collections Management Policy
Webinar & Live Chat
2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Wednesday, October       9
Registration Closes       for Caring for AV Material
Online Course

Monday, October 28
Registration Closes for       Outreach
Online Course

Tuesday, November       19
Social Media and Preservation
Webinar & Live Chat
1:00 p.m. (EST)

Tuesday, December       10
Care of Ceramics & Glass
Webinar & Live Chat
2:00 p.m. (EST)

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Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival

September 24, 2013

To:  Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival Media e lists From:  Mary Lou Brewton  912-604-3634
Press Release for Immediate Release

Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival- Film Selection Finalized

Hilton Head Island, SC:  The momentum is building for the Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival.  Jean Guilleux, event founder and visionary, announced this week the South Carolina Arts Commission has signed on as an event sponsor for the inaugural festival joining the Coastal Discovery Museum, SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of South Carolina, the Humanities Council of SC, and the Archaeological Society of SC, .

Guilleux, “This has been a very exciting week, we have signed releases with all film distributors. Next week we will begin announcing the films, many of which are already award winners at other Archaeology Film Festivals around the world and several of which will actually premier on Hilton Head.  This Festival has been a dream of mine for many years and this year with many partners and positive energy, we are ready to expand to the reality of showing world class cultural and archaeological films at Coligny Theater, Oct. 24-26.”

Guilleux goes on to say, “In addition to all the hard work coming together, we were very fortunate to have artist, Amiri Farris, design our first poster for the Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival. It is a meaningful piece of art and will be distributed regionally over the next several weeks.”

Another exclusive feature of the  Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival will be the opportunity for local, regional and State film makers to showcase their work on the history of South Carolina. The last movie shown each day is dedicated to South Carolina heritage.

Please friend The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival on Facebook for updates.

Gullah/Geechee Nation Reflections from Operation Understanding: Long may she reign.

September 23, 2013

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet with OU Group 2013

Operation Understanding has been visiting the Gullah/Geechee Nation for over a decade.  The African American and Jewish students tour with the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition ( and have an opportunity to engage with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (  Please read the words from their blog entited “Long may she reign..”:

“How often can you say that you’ve hugged a Queen? Can you testify that you’ve looked into her eyes and felt a bond with her, adored her, not for her royal robes or fancy clothes (though she did wear thosefierce purple pumps), but for her heart, her character, her love of Slick Rick and Public Enemy, her passion for her people? I am blessed to say that I, on July 16, 2013, met, hugged, and felt a personal connection with and a love unlike any other for Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. She…

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