Daufuskie Historic Tour and Lecture

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From the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation and Haig Point:

Haig Point and the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation will celebrate the rich history of Daufuskie Island, and in particular that of Haig Point, on Saturday, June 7th. The public is invited to attend this all day event that will include a walking tour of Haig Point’s recently restored tabby slave cabins, the Haig Point Light House, the Haig Point pre-Civil War slave cemetery and the Strachan Mansion.

The cost to those “across the water” is $50 through May 23 ($60 thereafter) and includes ferry service from Haig Point Embarkation on Hilton Head and lunch.  Daufuskie Islanders may access the event through the Haig Point South Gate.  The entrance fee is $25 ($30 after May 23) and includes lunch. For reservations, call 686-3441. Haig Point members may attend for a charge of $15 which includes lunch. For reservations call 686-2000.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation.

Please note: The charge for DI residents is $25, not $50 as per the print edition of the DI Front Porch.

On Friday, June 6, members of the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation are invited to a box dinner and to hear remarks from Joseph McGill, Jr., founder of the “Slave Dwelling Project”. The Project’s mission is to identify/restore extant former slave dwellings and to bring about awareness of the historical significance of the people who lived in them. The dinner is $14.95; reservations may be made by calling 341-8144.

McGill has taken upon himself to sleep in as many extant former slave dwellings as he is able to identify and as time permits.  After dinner he will spend the night within the walls of one of the tabby ruins along with Yvonne Wilson and members of her family, descendants of Haig Point slaves, fulfilling his mission to bring preservation to and education about slave dwellings and their inhabitants.  McGill will be on site on Saturday to share stories about the “Slave Dwelling Project” with those attending the Haig Point History Celebration.

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