Harberger to illuminate Hilton Head’s big change


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Harberger to illuminate Hilton Head’s big change

In just over two generations, Hilton Head Island has gone from a population of about 300 people to almost 40,000.  What happened in this astounding transformation is the topic of an April 12 presentation at the Heritage Library by island resident Norman Harberger.

A retired business executive and management consultant, Harberger has been active in many community leadership roles.  He began his career as a mathematician/physicist and he brings a keen sense of the human factors and competing interests that shaped (and continue to shape) Hilton Head’s modern era.

His presentation at the Heritage Library will illuminate major questions about how the island changed, including:

  • Who were the people and what were the circumstances that shaped outcomes?
  • What obstacles were encountered as the transformation unfolded?
  • What mistakes were made and what were the consequences?
  • What disagreements and conflicts were confronted?
  • Are there heroes and villains in this drama?

The talk will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, at the Heritage Library’s mid-island location.  Admission is $5 and reservations are required because space is limited.

Harberger has been a Sea Pines property owner since 1974 and a fulltime resident since 1988.  He is a former chairman of Sea Pines Associates Inc., leader of the plantation’s board of directors, and a trustee of the Heritage Classic Foundation, the Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation and the Children’s Center Inc.

The Heritage Library (http://www.heritagelib.org/) is a nonprofit history and ancestry research center with low-fee services open to the public at 852 William Hilton Parkway.  Free parking and entrance to the second floor in the back.

Linda Piekut

Executive Director

Heritage Library




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