Mitchelville, Clemson and the Heritage Library

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The Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center

852 Wm. Hilton Parkway

Hilton Head, SC

www.heritagelib.org   843.686.6560

 

 

                                                                      Contact:  Linda Piekut                                                            843.686.6560

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Celebrating The People of Mitchelville

 

The Heritage Library Foundation will be completing its first collaboration with the students of Clemson University Pan-African Studies Department, and will celebrate with a program to recognize the organizations who participated with us, including Ancestry.com, the Mitchelville Preservation Project, and the historic churches of Hilton Head Island.  The Heritage Library, with funding from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and the Bargain Box, performed research to discover the names of the original inhabitants of Mitchelville and worked with a local surveyor to determine the location of a house and some of the streets that still exist today. The Clemson University students were part of a creative inquiry research class titled Reconstructing Historic Mitchelville: Using the Basic Tools of Sociology and Genealogy to Gain a Better Knowledge of Life in an Historic Black Community. The program will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:00 at Fish Haul Park.  Attendees will be able to see the outline of one of the original houses and the streets of the village. The public is invited.

 

Details of the program were published in the ancestry.com blog

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/02/27/the-mitchelville-preservation-project/?sf1990000=1

 


Linda Piekut

Executive Director

Heritage Library Foundation

843-686-6560

lindapiekut@gmail.com

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