Archive for January, 2016

Heritage Library Observer

January 25, 2016

Heritage-BannerLinda Piekut sent:

Here is the link to the latest Heritage Library Observer.

Read about –

  • The Beaufort Branch of the Heritage Library
  • Our capital campaign to restore the Baynard Mausoleum and the Zion Historic Site, and
  •  Our January speaker, Senator Tom Davis
  •  The latest news on Family Tree Maker

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Davis To Illustrate A Great Ocean Gateway – Heritage Library

January 11, 2016


For Immediate Release

Contact: Linda Piekut —; 843.686.6560;

Tom Davis Ad

Davis to illustrate a great ocean gateway

A dynamo of economic energy lies in an uninhabited seaside marsh between Savannah and Hilton Head Island.  State Sen. Tom Davis of Beaufort knows how to charge it up.

Davis will tell how and why on Jan. 25, as the first presenter in The Changemakers 2016 Speakers Series, benefiting the Heritage Library of Hilton Head Island and the Coastal Discovery Museum.

Davis has been an early and leading supporter of the Jasper Ocean Terminal project, which would create a convenient state-of-the-art port for major ocean freighters.  The port is planned for the South Carolina side of the Savannah River, more than a dozen miles closer to the ocean than current facilities.

With a vast ability to handle containers from anywhere in the world and quickly connect them to rail and truck transport throughout the United States, the Jasper terminal would complement the already-busy Savannah shipping complex and would boost South Carolina’s export economy.

Tickets for Davis’ presentation are $20 (or $30 for a couple) and can be purchased online at or or by calling 843-686-6560.

The Jan. 25 event at the Coligny Theatre will begin with a 5:30 reception; Davis’ talk starts at 6 p.m.

Linda Piekut

Executive Director

Heritage Library







NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

January 9, 2016

Details on

BDC Has New Hours

January 3, 2016


Beaufort District Collection Research Room Schedule Effective 2 Jan 2016:

  • Mondays 9 am –  5pm
  • Thursdays 9 am – 5 pm
  • Fridays 9 am – 3 pm

Please note that access to the Research Room and staff is by advance appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 843-255-6468 or email  to make an appointment.

Most of the Branch Libraries are getting different hours 2 January 2016: