Archaeology of the Combahee Ferry Historic District

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IMG_0262 HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE COMBAHEE RIVER RAID EXHIBIT  Mondays through Fridays 10 am – 5 pm, April 3 – June 27th | Beaufort District Collection

The exhibit highlights the fascinating story of Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid that resulted in widespread destruction of rice plantations along the Combahee River in South Carolina and the freedom of more than 700 enslaved people in June 1863. The exhibit is a collaboration of Brockington & Associates, SC Department of Transportation, US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Beaufort County Engineering & Infrastructure, Beaufort County Planning Department and the Beaufort County Library.

Monday, June 9th: Dr. Eric Poplin, lead archaeologist of Brockington & Associates, talks about the history and archaeology of the Combahee Ferry Historic District.  Free. Open to anyone over age 12 interested in attending.  Co-sponsored by the Beaufort Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina.  Program begins at 6 pm in the Children’s Programming Room of Beaufort Branch Library.

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