Archive for June, 2014

De Gullah/Geechee Drum Call fa Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

June 30, 2014

Gullah/Geechee Nation

De Gullah/Geechee Drum Call for the Continued Celebration of Black Music 

& Gullah/Geechee Culture

As Black Music Month 2014 comes to a close, the Gullah/Geechee Nation brings out the drums to call the entire world to gather for another Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week on the Sea Islands of the South Carolina coast culminating with the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2014 in Charleston, Georgetown, and Myrtle Beach, SC.   This will be the third year of celebrating the final week of July as “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”  Each year, the celebration has been expanding.  It has become a larger partnership of cities and townships along the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast.   Initially launched in the City of Charleston, SC, the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ ( will return there August 1 & 2 and will be the major site for gathering for…

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Libraries, Museums and Community Development? Yes!

June 20, 2014

Yesterday I sat in on a live webinar entitled “The Role of Libraries and Museums in Comprehensive Community Development:” that showed how cultural heritage institutions can enhance and even sometimes lead towards a better community for all. The link to the PPT and recording are now up on the LISC ICCD website. The sponsor, LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development wants us “to share this resource”.

An introduction to the concept:
Webinar is at the end of You can listen to the recording or just see the slides.

Additional materials may be forthcoming from Ginny Tranchik, Director, which when received I will share. – Grace

Heritage Library Trip to Salt Lake

June 19, 2014



FOUNDATION_LOGOThe Heritage Library is sponsoring a packaged trip to Salt Lake City for the week of September 7 – 13, 2014.  The package includes airfare from Savannah, lodging at the Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel on Temple Square, shuttle service from the airport, two group meals, a lecture by a volunteer at the Family History Library, an information session before the trip, and an experienced guide.

Early registration until June 14.  Final registration deadline is July 15.

Find prices and details on our website at, or call the library at 843-686-6560.


Linda Piekut

Executive Director

Heritage Library Foundation


New Docent: HPRF

June 12, 2014

Jim Crower, HPRF president announces that Linda Gable Davis has been hired as the new docent for the Historic Port Royal Foundation’s museum in the Union Church, 1004 11th Street in downtown Port Royal. Ms. Davis will be on hand to give tours during the museum’s hours of operation, Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 am – 3 pm.



Long Awaited Canoe Display Opens June 18th

June 10, 2014

6/5/14   To: ASSC Beaufort member and Media e lists  From: Mary Lou Brewton 912-604-3634

Press Release for Immediate Release


Re:  Long Awaited Canoe Display Opens  at Parris Island Museum:  Lecture and Luncheon June 18th-11:30  at Traditions on Parris Island

Over 400 years ago, a group of Native Americans abandoned a hand made canoe, or perhaps the Spaniards scuttled it as they left the area. Regardless of how it came to be in the pluffmud off Parris Island, it was found by a local fisherman, extricated and put in storage for over a decade.

Recently the project of restoring it was undertaken by Lynn Harris, PhD, assistant professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. After much hard work, the canoe will be on display at the Parris Island Museum.

To celebrate the unveiling of the canoe exhibition, the Parris Island Museum and Historic Society and the Archaeology Society of South Carolina Beaufort Chapter are partnering to present a dutch treat luncheon and lecture in the Regimental Room at Traditions on Parris Island on Weds. June 18th at 11:30 for luncheon and 12:15 lecture.

According to Dennis Brennan of the PIM &HS, “We are very pleased to have this great new exhibition at the Parris Island Museum. We will be partnering with the Archaeology Society of SC/Beaufort Chapter to host a reception after the luncheon and lecture at Traditions. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public but we would like everyone to RSVP so that we’ll know how many chairs to have set up. Lunch will be dutch treat at the Traditions lunch buffet.”

“The lunch will begin at 11:30 and the lecture with Dr. Steve Wise introducing Lynn Harris and several of the students that participated in the creation of the display, will start promptly at 12:15 and last about 30 minutes. We will adjourn to the Parris Island Museum where we’ll have a ribbon cutting and a reception with light refreshments at 1 pm.”

We would like to remind everyone to allow  extra time at the PIRD main gate and be able to provide proper paperwork for your automobile (driver’s license, current vehicle registration and insurance.) RSVP for seating by Monday, June 16th to: