Archive for August, 2014

Bringing Gullah/Geechee to NYC: Award Winning Artists Queen Quet & Brian Strong Wind Williams

August 27, 2014

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet & Strong WindTwo award winning artists with Carolina roots will come together on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Brooklyn for
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation returns to New York City by popular demand as she makes this her second stop in the northeast on the “Gullah/ Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.”   Queen Quet, the head of state for America’s only indigenous cultural group descended directly from Africans enslaved on the Sea Islands of the eastern United States, will be the vessel for the voices of her ancestors that were brought to North America’s shores. Her visit will offer insight into the unique cultural contributions Gullah/Geechee people have made to American society.
Queen Quet’s histo-musical presentation will bring to life the images captured by photographer Brian “Strong Wind” Williams, during this afternoon in celebration of the survival…

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Santa Elena Foundation at HPRF

August 27, 2014

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Historic Port Royal Foundations is hosting Daryl Ferguson of the Santa Elena Foundation on September 9th. The Santa Elena Foundation, an independent nonprofit foundation, intends to establish an interactive center about the history of the colonization of North America, promoting the history of the first Europeans to reside in what later became Beaufort District, the Spanish. 2014_HPRF_Lect

Heritage Library – Correction!

August 26, 2014


The Heritage Library will resume their Tuesday schedule for the “Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island” talk, beginning Tuesday, Sept 9, 2014 at 10:00 (not 10:30 as originally reported) at the Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Ste 2A, Hilton Head Island, 29928. Learn where the sites are located and what happened there. Leave with a map of the sites to visit on your own.

The same talk will be presented every Tuesday until November 25.

Thank you.

Linda Piekut
Executive Director
Heritage Library Foundation

Free Online Museum Training Thursday

August 26, 2014

Read more about the latest Connecting to Collections free webinars at

Disaster Show-and-Tell – Aug. 28th

August 25, 2014


BTW: The BDC is open customary hours the rest of this week, viz. 10 am – 5 pm. We’ll be closed – along with the rest of the Library system – Mon., Sept. 1st for Labor Day.