Archive for November, 2014

Stories of the Sea Pines Wives

November 26, 2014

From Linda:

As a final presentation of the 2014 Speakers Series Hilton Head in the Modern Era, the Heritage Library and Coastal Discovery Museum present “Stories of the Sea Pines Wives” featuring Mary Coleman, Lois Masteller, Nelle Smith, and Susan Woods.  Many stories have been told about the men who developed Sea Pines, but much of the fabric that still binds Hilton Head together was woven by their wives.  From schools, to businesses, to Churches, to babysitting services and ballet classes, it was the wives who volunteered, organized, and led.


Join us on Tuesday, December 9 at Coligny Theater, Coligny Plaza

5:30 Wine Reception; 6:00 Presentation

$25 per person or $40 per couple

Seating is limited!  For reservations, call The Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767, Ext. 223, or register online at


Santa Elena Talk at HBF Dinner & a Lecture Series

November 24, 2014

Historic Beaufort Foundations has only a few spots left


Richards Resigns; Oyster Roast Still On

November 21, 2014

Maureen writes:

Hi All,

Today is my last day with the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society and the Heyward House Historic Center. It has truly been a pleasure getting to know you all ~  keep up the good work!

Katie Epps will be acting as interim director. For those of you who do not know her, she grew up in Charleston and has a background in Anthropology and Archaeology. We have been working together for almost two years now and I trust she will continue to navigate these cultural waters successfully.

For those looking for something fun to do with friends and family over Thanksgiving weekend, this Oyster Roast should be a nice affair and it’s for a good cause J. Please see details below.

Happy Holidays!

Maureen Richards

20 Must-See Places in 2015

November 20, 2014

From Victoria:

Dear Friends,

The Sea Islands have been included on National Geographic Traveler magazine’s annual Best of the World list, which highlights 20 must-see places to visit in 2015, as chosen by the magazine’s editors. The article about the Sea Islands is online here.

Best of the World 2015 appears in the December/January issue of National Geographic Traveler, on newsstands December 2 (cover attached). The full list is online now.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to interview an editor.

Victoria Smalls
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November 20, 2014

Courtesy of Victoria:

From: Johnson, Elizabeth [mailto:EMJOHNSON@SCDAH.STATE.SC.US] Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:14 PM To: HISTORIC SERVICES Subject: Historic Preservation News and Notes from the State Historic Preservation Office

HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEWS AND NOTES from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) SC Department of Archives and History (SCDAH)November 19, 2014


In this issue:

  • Penn Center Symposium This Weekend
  • Conferences / Workshops / Events


Penn Center Symposium This Weekend

Penn Center on St. Helena Island, SC, a National Historic Landmark District, will host a Civil Rights Symposium on November 21 – 22, 2014 to facilitate greater state and regional understanding of the history of Civil Rights in South Carolina and the country. The symposium will feature a number of national and regional scholars and activists, including Robert Moses, Cleveland Sellers, Millicent Brown, Emory Campbell and more.  See and click on the symposium flyer to register or for more information contact         Victoria A. Smalls, Director of History, Art, and Culture, at 843-838-2342, or
SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Weekly Wednesday Webinars, fall 2014 and spring 2015. A wide variety of free webinars are offered, check out the schedule here.

NEW South Carolina Federation of Museums Annual Conference, March 11 – 13, 2015, Florence. This year’s conference will focus on how museums are moving forward and expanding through new construction, technology, programs and partnerships. Visit for more information.

NEW Landmarks Conference, April 9 – 11, 2015. More information will be posted on the Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies webpage

South Carolina’s Historic Preservation Conference, April 23, 2015, Columbia.  Proposals for educational sessions will be accepted until February 2, 2015.  For more details, please see To sign up to receive the conference registration brochure please contact Elizabeth Johnson at, 803-896-6168.

National Rosenwald Schools Conference: Sharing the Past Shaping the Future, June 17-19, 2015, Durham, NC. The second national Rosenwald schools conference will feature 30 educational sessions, poster sessions, field sessions at area schools, and other thematic tours. To receive conference updates email with your contact information or call 843-722-8552.
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