BCHS: Marker, Lecture



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


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