Archive for January, 2015

Gullah/Geechee Living History Series at St. Helena Island Branch Library-Black History Month 2015

January 30, 2015

Gullah/Geechee Nation

St. Helena Library Feb 2015

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition continues its FREE St. Helena Branch Library “Gullah Living History Series” with two Black History Month events on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation linked to the theme “African American History Across America.”  Each event will feature readings for the “Gullah/Geechee Read In.”   Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( will also release her new book, “WEBE Gullah/Geechee: Cultural Capital & Collaboration Anthology.”

WEBE Gullah/Geechee: Cultural Capital & Collaboration Anthology

Bring de famlee fa yeddi who de Gullah/Geechee be!”

Queen Quet & Dr. Amir Jamal Toure present

“Gullah/Geechee Cornerstones of American History”

6-7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Dr. Amir Jamal Toure & Queen Quet

The documentary

“Come Hell or High Water”

will be shown on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Noon

followed by an interactive discussion concerning keeping historic Black communities alive.

For more information email or call (843) 838-1171.  

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Civil War Sites in upper Beaufort District

January 29, 2015

The Hampton County Historical Society and the Jasper County Historical Society are co-sponsoring a tour of Gen. Sherman’s March historic sites on Sat., March 14.  The flyer has all the details.



Extra Special Tour – HBF

January 29, 2015

Details for an exclusive tour of Ossabaw Island: HBF-Ossabaw

HBF Tea and Silver Lecture – Feb. 22

January 28, 2015


Sad News in the BDC

January 27, 2015

Charmaine is relocating to North Carolina with her husband.  I am happy for them but sad for the BDC since her daily cheerfulness, reliability, patient assistance to needy but neophyte family historians, and calm demeanor greatly contributed to the daily operation and public appreciation of this Library unit.  I shall indeed miss her.  Come say goodbye during her going-away coffee/tea/pastries breakfast in the 2nd floor lobby just outside the Research Room doors on her last day of employment, Fri., Feb. 6th, from 8:30 to 9:45 am.  

I’d like to know how many to expect, so please RSVP by Wed., Feb. 4th.