BCHS: Historical Marker & Lecture – Sept. 18

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305_BCHS_LogoFrom: maryloubrew@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 1:46 PM
To: maryloubrew@aol.com
Subject: BCHS Sept. 18th Meeting–Anne Christensen Pollitzer Speaker on
Shanklin School

9/2/14
To: Beaufort County Historical Society Media and Membership E-lists
     
Press Release for Immediate Release
 
Beaufort County Historical Society 
Thursday, Sept. 18th- Noon at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club
Shanklin School Historic Marker Dedication
Sept. 18th at 10 am on Shanklin Rd.
  
The Beaufort County Historical Society continues our collaborative efforts as we partner
with Beaufort County Government at the Dedication of the Shanklin School Historical
Marker, Sept. 18th at 10 am on Shanklin Rd (off Hwy 21 past the MCAS Beaufort).
 
The Dedication Ceremony will be followed by light refreshments.  The event will then
adjourn to the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club for the Beaufort County Historical
Society meeting at noon by Anne Christensen Pollitzer with a complete talk including
vintage slides on the founding and history of the Shanklin School.
 
Pollitzer is a fifth generation Beaufortonian whose great, great grandfather, Reuben
Graves Holmes, arrived here in Jan. 1864 with his wife Rebecca and his two daughters,
Abbie, age 12 and Georgina, age 8.  Abbie received a teaching certificate on arrival
even though she was only 12 years old and began teaching Sunday School.  Pollitzer’s
grandmother, Abbie Holmes Christensen, was deeply involved in the roots of the story
of the Port Royal Agricultural School.
 
Pollitzer grew up in Beaufort, graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga. and
after a two year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, earned an MEd degree from
Emory University.  She founded and directed the Eleanor Christensen Montessori and
Grade School for 20 years before leaving for a year on the family sailboat to Guatemala
with her husband Richard Pollitzer, and youngest of four sons, Chuck Pollitzer (15 at the
time).  Since that time, she returned to teaching in the public schools for five years,
then rejoined E.C. School (where her grandchildren) were attending as a member of the
BOD.  She now lives in her family home in Dulamo and enjoy swimming and boating
(on a more limited basis) from their dock.

Pollitzer’s talk will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. There is an optional
light lunch catered by Debbi Covington at 11:30 for $10. RSVP, please, by 4 PM Sept.
14 to Linda Hoffman at hoffmaks@earthlink.net
  
 The Beaufort County Historical Society, established in 1939  is entering its Diamond
Anniversary, we continue our mission as an all volunteer Society dedicated to the study
and preservation of Beaufort County history.
The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest association in Beaufort County
dedicated to the study and preservation of history. 
 
For further information contact: Mary Lou Brewton-President
maryloubrew@aol.com or 912-604-3634 m

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