Santa Elena History Center, May 26 – June 9

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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

 

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