Archive for May, 2016

Free Collections Care Webinars

May 31, 2016
From M. Susan Barger, PhD, Fellow-AIC, Connecting to Collections Care Online Community Coordinator
Join us for one or all of our summer webinars – as usual, they are free.
 
Lock, Stock and Barrel: Firearms Collecting for Museums http://www.connectingtocollections.org/lock-stock-and-barrel-firearms-collecting-for-museums/ , June 15, 2016; 2:00-3:30 EDT
 
Seeding Engagement and Cultivating Volunteers through Crowdsourcing http://www.connectingtocollections.org/seeding-engagement-and-cultivating-volunteers-through-crowdsourcing/ July 7, 2016, 2:00-3:30 EDT
 
All Aboard: Engineering Collections Care Training for Small Museums http://www.connectingtocollections.org/all-aboard-engineering-collections-care-training-for-small-museums/  August 24,2016, 2:00-3:30 EDT
 
And to end the summer on August 31, 2016  we are offering a special joint webinar with NEMA – the New England Museum Association – as part of their Lunch with NEMA program. Note this program will be offered over the lunch hour (Noon to 1:00) EDT. 
Hibernation – Not Just for Bears: Putting your house museum “to bed” for the season  http://www.connectingtocollections.org/hibernation-not-just-for-bears-putting-your-house-museum-to-bed-for-the-season/
Connecting to Collections Care Online Community (www.connectingtocollections.org), a program of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, provides free collections care training, resources, and assistance for small – mid-sized cultural organizations. 

 

 

Santa Elena History Center, May 26 – June 9

May 26, 2016

Santa-Elena-History-CenterJoin us for a variety of special programs and presentations 

In the Lecture Room of the Santa Elena History Center meet characters from our past, dive into the layers of the Santa Elena story, learn about the scientific aspect of archaeology, meet special guests in Beaufort, and much more!  Click here to register online and reserve your seat!

 

The French Connection  

Set sail with French Huguenots Jean Ribault and Rene Laudonniere from France to Parris Island to Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Matanzas Inlet, Florida. Their story will capture your heart and imagination.     

May 28, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Santa Elena History Center: 1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902

Cost: $10.00

Instructor:  Beverly Eggert

Forward Man and Last Conquistador: Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

Discover the path that led Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, founder of the 1566 settlement at Santa Elena, to achieve what many others had attempted and failed in the previous 50 years. 

June 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Santa Elena History Center: 1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902

Cost: $15.00

Instructors:  Dr. James Tisdale and Richard Thomas

The Jew’s Secret Fleet: The Untold Story of North American Volunteers Who Smashed the British Blockade     

Special guest to Beaufort, Murray Greenfield has been called the American hero of the founding of the State of Israel. Come hear him talk about his dramatic experience sailing a ship as part of the “illegal immigration” of Holocaust survivors into British Mandated Palestine.      

June 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Santa Elena History Center: 1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902 Cost: $10.00

Instructor:  Murray Greenfield

South Carolina Humanities Festival

Discover Beaufort’s history and culture with the Humanities Festival. Be inspired, enriched and engaged with lectures, films and exhibits around Beaufort County!   

June 9, 2016 – June 11, 2016 all-day

www.BeaufortHumanitiesFestival.com

Santa Elena History Center offers special presentations of The Art of Jacque LeMoyne by Beverly Eggert on June 11 at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm — free of charge in celebration of the Humanities!

To see a full calendar of events and programs happening each week click here, and check with us often as programs continue to be added.

SUMMER CAMPS!!

JOIN US FOR THESE NEW SUMMER CAMPS AT THE SANTA ELENA HISTORY CENTER WITH A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN AGES 6 to 106. They will repeat in July.

#1  Summer Family History Package

Museum Tour, Colonial Medicine Program and Camp Dig-It come together to create a fun-filled day!

This family friendly (ages 6-adult) Summer History Program starts with a free 30 min self-guided tour of the Santa Elena History Center’s exhibit, “Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story”. A brief film will introduce you to the History of Santa Elena and a scavenger hunt will follow in the main exhibit hall.

Next, Peggy Pickett will lead you through a one hour program about colonial medicine. She will tell you what healthcare was like for people in colonial South Carolina. You will learn how people in the past dealt with sickness and disease by examining reproduction artifacts, and analyze the treatment given to George Washington during his final illness.Then you will join archaeologist Dwayne Pickett for a one hour Camp Dig-it program for an introduction to the field of archaeology. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to learn about the past as they excavate and identify artifacts from dig boxes.

June 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Santa Elena History Center: 1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902

Cost: $20.00

Instructors: Dwayne Pickett and Peggy Pickett

#2 Extended Camp Dig-It Program

Brand new Camp Dig-It program for ages 7-12, based on the archaeology of Parris Island where the 1566 Spanish settlement of Santa Elena was located.

Participants will get an introduction to the field of archaeology and have the opportunity to learn about the past as they excavate and identify artifacts from dig boxes. Archaeologist Dwayne Pickett will lead you through two simulated excavations; one related to the colonial occupation of Parris Island and the other related to when the Spanish occupied the site. Participants will learn about life on Parris Island during these times periods and also be able to make and keep pottery like the Native American made, which was used by the Spanish at Santa Elena.

We will be taking a 30 min lunch from 12:00-12:30 so please bring a bagged lunch on the day of the program and dress to get dirty.

June 24, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Santa Elena History Center: 1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902

Cost: $45.00

Instructor: Dwayne Pickett

Inaugural Exhibit “Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story” now open to the public in the beautiful, historic former courtroom.

Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 4pm  

Sunday 1pm – 4pm

Admission is $10/adult, $5/child (age 5-12), and free for children under 5, active duty and first responders.

SANTA ELENA HISTORY CENTER        1501 BAY STREET, BEAUFORT, SC 29902         843-379-1550         WWW.SANTA-ELENA.ORG

 

Lecture Series talks Music

May 23, 2016

Music-Heritage-Library

Don’t Delay. Sign Up Today!

May 18, 2016
  Dear Members and Friends,

Are you thinking of spending the week of June 19-25 with us in Washington, DC? The time to decide is now!  Deadline for registration is Friday.  More information and registration forms are available on HeritageLib.org.Heritage_DC-Research-Trip

Event and Program Announcements

May 12, 2016

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May 11-25                                                   www.Santa-Elena.org

Come one, come all!

Inaugural Exhibit “Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story”

now open to the public

Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 4pm  

Sunday 1pm – 4pm

Cost for exhibit admission is $10/adult, $5/child (age 5-12), free for children under 5 and active duty and first responders.

Join us for a variety of special programs and presentations 

In the Lecture Room of the Santa Elena History Center meet characters from our past, dive into the layers of the Santa Elena story, take in the scientific aspect of archaeology and much more!

Here are events and programs over the next two weeks:

The Forward Man: Pedro Menéndez de Avilés   

May 14, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Why and how did an impoverished boy from a small Spanish town become the master of a vast swath of the North American continent? Discover answers to these and other intriguing questions with Dr. James Tisdale.

Instructor:  Dr. James Tisdale

Cost: $10.00

The Heritage Trust Program: 42 Years of Preservation  

May 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn about the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Heritage Trust Program was created in 1974 as the first of its kind in the nation.

Instructor:  Meg Gaillard

Cost: $10.00

Undaunted Valor: The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery in the Civil War  

May 19, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This presentation focuses on its Civil War exploits in over a dozen military engagements.

Instructor:  Ron Roth, sponsored by The Humanities Council of SC

Cost: $10.00

Meet the Marsh Tacky: the Spanish-Heritage Horse of South Carolina                                                                  

May 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Carolina Marsh Tacky Association is coming to Beaufort for a lecture, book signing, and horse petting. This is an event you will not want to miss!

Instructors:  Jackie McFadden and Patricia Stafford of The Carolina Marsh Tacky Association

Cost: $15.00

CAMP DIG IT!                                                                                                                         

May 21, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Camp Dig-It is geared toward children ages 6-14 and offers an introduction to the field of archaeology by a professional archaeologist.

Instructor: Dwayne Pickett

Cost: $15.00

Surviving Castro’s Cuba: A refugee’s story                                                                             

May 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Juan Carlos, who arrived in the United States at the age of seven as part of the Pedro Pan program, recounts the nightmares of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution wrought on his family and thousands of his fellow citizens.

Instructor: Juan Carlos Jiménez, PhD.

Cost: $15.00

Colonial Medicine                                                                                                                    

May 25, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

What was health care like for people in colonial South Carolina? You will learn how people in the past dealt with sickness and disease through a presentation and by examining reproduction artifacts.

Instructor:  Peggy Pickett

Cost: $15.00

To see a full calendar of events and programs happening each week, click here.

And check with us often as programs continue to be added.

COMING SOON!!

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE SANTA ELENA HISTORY CENTER WITH A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENTS.

ICYMI (In case you missed it):

Enjoy this expanded newsletter commemorating the Grand Opening of the Santa Elena History Center and 450th anniversary of Santa Elena.   

http://santa-elena.org/santa-elena-450th-commemorative-newsletter/

SANTA ELENA HISTORY CENTER        1501 BAY STREET, BEAUFORT, SC 29902         843-379-1550         WWW.SANTA-ELENA.ORG

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