Archive for March, 2016

AASLH Continuing Education, April – May

March 31, 2016
AASLH Continuing Education April-May
We have ten webinars, workshops, and online courses coming up in April and May. Browse the list, follow the links to learn more, and register online to reserve your spots. Visit our Calendar of Events to see a full list of all upcoming events in the AASLH Continuing Education Events Series.

Project Management for History Professionals (Online Course)

April 11-May 6

Cost: $350 AASLH Members/ $425 Nonmembers

Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students (Onsite Workshop)

April 11-12

Location: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee

Cost: $280 AASLH Members/ $405 Nonmembers

What Did We Know? Citizen History, Local Newspapers, and the Holocaust (Webinar)

April 13, 3-4pm EST

Cost: FREE for AASLH Members/ $40 Nonmembers

Interpreting Slavery: Building a Theoretical Foundation (Webinar)

April 19, 3-4:15pm EST

Cost: $40 AASLH Members/ $115 Nonmembers

Museum Management Tune-Up (Webinar)

April 20, 3-4:15pm EST

Cost: $40 AASLH Members/ $115 Nonmembers

What is Developing History Leaders @SHA (Webinar)

April 26, 3-4pm EST

Cost: FREE (Preregistration required)

Historic House Museum Issues and Operations (Onsite Workshop)

April 28-29

Location: Brucemore, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cost: $280 AASLH Members/ $405 Nonmembers

Exhibit Makeovers (Onsite Workshops)

May 12-13

Udall Center for Museum Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cost: $280 AASLH Members/ $405 Nonmembers

($40 off all registrations before April 8)

Basics of Archives (Online Course)

May 16-June 13

Cost: $85 AASLH Members/ $160 Nonmembers

Reinventing the Historic House Museum (Onsite Workshop)

May 20

Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cost: $99 AASLH Members/ $175 Nonmembers

Collections Management and Practices (Onsite Workshop)

June 9-10

Location: History Colorado, Denver, Colorado

Cost: $280 AASLH Members/ $405 Nonmembers

($40 off all registrations before May 6)


Santa Elena’s 450th Anniversary

March 30, 2016
Join us to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the founding of Santa Elena!
Santa Elena 450th poster
 APRIL 15 : Scholars Conference at USCB Center for the Arts
Reserve your seat to hear eminent historians and archaeologists present on 16th century, Spanish influence and much more! 
Click here for more information:
APRIL 23 : Replica Flagship of Pedro Menendez sails into Port Royal Sound
This floating museum will dock in Port Royal from April 23-April 30.
Purchase tickets before boarding, peruse at your leisure, and meet the crew!
APRIL 30 : Grand Opening of the Santa Elena History Center and Inaugural Exhibit
11:00am Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
12:00pm BBQ Festival with music, food and fun
                      The inaugural exhibit will be open to the public for the first time!
Santa Elena 450th logo
See these events and much more on our website

Beaufort Spring Tour
See how other historic and cultural organizations throughout the county are celebrating the Santa Elena 450th with the first Beaufort County Spring Tour from April 24 – May 1.

 The Heritage Library is celebrating the Grand Opening of their Beaufort Branch in the Santa Elena History Center    
The Library is open to the public for Ancestry Research on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-3pm at the Santa Elena History Center. Trained volunteers are available to assist with your research. Also coming soon are Geneaology Classes to be scheduled throughout the Santa Elena History Center’s Program Series.
For more information about the Heritage Library, visit their website:


Wall of Honor to recognize Founder’s Campaign contributors    
A Wall of Honor in the lobby of the Santa Elena History Center will be unveiled at the Grand Opening. To make sure you are included in this special dedication — and to provide critical support to the Santa Elena Foundation — please make a donation online, by mail, or call Megan Meyer at 843-379-1550.

Call for Volunteers!
As the Santa Elena History Center grows, so too does the need for volunteers for the Front Desk, Museum Store, and Main Exhibit. If you are interested in joining our wonderful family of volunteers, fill out this online form on our website.

Coming soon to your inbox… a special edition of our e-newsletter to commemorate the 450th anniversary and the establishment of the Santa Elena History Center.
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Coastal Cultures Conference “Gwine ta de Wata: Gullah/Geechee & Sea Island Sustainability

March 24, 2016

Cum fa jayn de Gullah/Geechee Nation Leaders 


De Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank

fa de 4th Annual

Coastal Cultures Conference

“Gwine ta de Wata:

Gullah/Geechee & Sea Island Sustainability

at de landmark St. Helena Branch Library

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Please bring with you a Gullah/Geechee book, painting or craft item to donate to the St. Helena Gullah/Geechee collection or make a cash donation to “St. Helena Fill the Shelves.”

Coastal Cultures Conference 2016 Poster

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.  Please gwine ya:

Presentation Schedule

10-10:30 am Registration and Meet and Greet

10:30-11 am Welcome & Overview and Special Tribute to the Late Dr. Ida Spruill

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (

11-Noon Gullah/Geechee Sea Work Traditions and Sustainability Field Work Presentations by Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank Members

• Dr. Kate Derickson of the University of Minnesota

• Dr. Morris & Dr. Hoskins of Savannah State University

• Dr. Annette Watson of College of Charleston

Noon-1 pm Gullah/Geechee Lunch with Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association ( Interactions and Video Showing

1-1:15 pm Gullah/Geechee Seafood Safety & Human Health

• Dr. Pat Fair of National Oceanic and Atmopsheric Administration(NOAA)

Report on “Safe Sea, Healthy Me” from MUSC

1:15-1:45 pm Gullah/Geechee: From Autoimmunity and Cancer to Increasing the Means to be Healthy

• Dr. Marvella Ford and Dr. Kimberly Cannady of the Hollings Cancer Center of the Medical University of SC (MUSC)

• Dr. Diane Kamen of MUSCLE

1:45-2 pm Healthy Ways to Engage Q & A

2-3 pm Gullah/Geechee Coastal Land and Cultural Heritage Sustainability

• Queen Quet, Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition(

• Michael Bedenbaugh of the “Saving Gullah Homes for Gullah Families Project” by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation

• Elder Carlie Towne of the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network (

3-3:30 Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Projects Interactive Stations Break & Library Tour

3:30-5 pm Closing Circle of Connection


6-9 pm Coastal Cultures After Party at MJ’s Soul Food 1634 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920 with music by DJ Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) (

The Coastal Cultures Conference is sponsored by the GOD, the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank, St. Helena Branch Library, the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program, SC Coastal Conservation League, SC Sea Grant Consortium, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Health Sciences, and the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network.

HBF: “They Came to Beaufort”

March 24, 2016

Be sure to go see the latest Historic Beaufort Foundation exhibit! -gmc

They Came to Beaufort

Learn about NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

March 24, 2016

I am on the Lyrasis listserv. In case your organization is considering applying for a PAG grant: – gmc


Please see the attached announcement from the National Endowment for the Humanities about the 2016 Preservation Assistance Grants. There are some new areas of special focus for this grant cycle, so take a look at the announcement and the updated guidelines if you’re considering an application.  

We’ve added one more webinar on March 30th, 1-2pm EST, and Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer at NEH, will be there to speak more about this year’s focus and answer any questions that you may have for her.  

Sign up at  

Get in touch if you’d like to talk about your grant application, send it for review prior to submission, or for more information on training, consulting, or other PAG funded activities that LYRASIS can help with.



 Annie Peterson Preservation Services Librarian 678.235.2923 peterson.annie Skype