BCHS Events in January

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From Mary Lou: 1/1/14 Beaufort County Historical Society  2014 Upcoming Events

The Beaufort County Historical Society established in 1939 is entering its Diamond Anniversary. For 75 years, the all volunteer Society has been dedicated to the study and preservation of Beaufort County history and the installation of historical markers county-wide to share that history.

Beginning the celebratory year, Beaufort County Historical Society invites you attend the dedication of the Historical Marker at the Beth Israel Synagogue, Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 2:30 at the intersection of Scott and Craven St. Beaufort, SC.

Speakers at the dedication will include Mayor Billy Keyserling,whose family has been members of the Synagogue since its founding and Dr. Dale Rosengarten, Director of the Avery Institute, the founding director of the Jewish Heritage Collection of the  College of Charleston library, and Curator of Special Collections at the College of Charleston Library. Linda Hoffman, BHCS, Research Secretary, whose family has also been  connected to the Synagogue for 4 generations will also speak. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Jan. 16th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, USCB Professor,Dr. Brent Morris will present information on William H. Brisbane, a Beaufort County plantation owner, an abolitionist, a man both revered and hated during the 1800’s in the Low Country.

Dr. Morris’ talk will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. There is an optional light lunch catered by Debbi Covington at 11:30 for $10. RSVP, please, by 4 PM Jan 13th to Linda Hoffman at hoffmaks@earthlink.net

March 20th, 2014 Thursday Noon – Dr. Amy Thompson McCandless-The Grimke Sisters

Date TBA – Drs. Lawrence Rowland and Stephen Wise – 75th Annual Meeting

 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: Mary Lou Brewton-President maryloubrew@aol.com or 912-604-3634 m www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org follow us on Facebook -30-

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