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De Conch Third Quarter 2018

August 23, 2018


De Conch Third Quarta 2018 Cover

De Conch da de international ezine ob de Gullah/Geechee Nation. Ef bout we hunnuh wan kno, den yeddi De Conch da blo! This edition features information about Black Philanthropy Month, the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival, IAAM, and coming events including the Global Climate Action Summit. Read, share, and download the info. Den jayn we pun de islandts ob de #GullahGeeechee!



Santa Elena History Center – March 28 – April 8

March 27, 2017

Event and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center March 28-April 8            



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, 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 History & Art of Cigar Making

Join Cuban born Juan Carlos Jiménez, who from his own factory in the Dominican Republic has been producing handcrafted Cuban seed cigars for the past 20 years. Today, he takes us on a fascinating journey of learning, and what it takes to produce a cigar worthy to be named the ‘official cigar’ of both The White House & Mount Vernon!  Male or female, cigar smoker or not, we believe you will enjoy this lecture, which will provide you with a whole new appreciation and understanding of the mystique and ongoing interest so many have in participating in this fine art that has been around for thousands of years.

March 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm –4:00 pm

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

Instructor: Juan Carlos Jimenez

Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser

In this program West Fraser will talk about how the story of the First European Artist in North American and the history of Spanish Florida inspired him to paint a specific geography of the South Eastern Coast. West will relate his personal experience with the land, geography, and history of the area he calls ‘My Country,’ as well as discuss the making of his latest book Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser. Signed copies will be available for purchase.  Please join us afterwards for wine and informal conversation with Mr. Fraser.

April 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm –6:00 pm

Santa Elena History Center

1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902 Cost: $20.00

Instructor: West Fraser

Echoes from Beaufort’s Past

This one hour production takes you back in time with 19th century music, dances, period dress, and diary accounts bringing to life the history of the Low Country. Hear the Gullah songs and the plantation stories that shaped a people who lived on these islands during antebellum and civil war times. (35 min. show and 25 minutes antebellum dance instruction)March 28 and 31, 2017 @ 4:30 pm –5:30 pm

Santa Elena History Center

1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902 Cost: $10.00

Instructor: Evelene Stevenson

Basic Navigation and Tools of 16th Century Explorers  

Today we move about with the aid of satellite-based navigation tools and Internet maps. Researchers are even confident that we will have self-driving vehicles in just a few years. This course allows you to learn the art of navigation and to discover the methods sailors used 500 years ago. Learn from master navigators Howard Heckrotte and Doug Nelson to plot a course using a sextant, quadrant, compass, and chronometer. Learn how these 16th Century tools advanced European discovery and exploration of the New World.

March 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm –4:00 pm

Santa Elena History Center

1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902 Cost: $10.00

Instructor: Douglas Nelson and Howard Heckrotte

The European Struggle to Settle North America

Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, England, France, and Spain struggled to establish permanent settlements in North America. Most of their attempts failed, but each country finally achieved success. The area that would become South Carolina played an important role in this struggle. The authors of The European Struggle to Settle North America: Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608 will delve into settlement efforts in the Southeastern United States and in particular the Port Royal Sound region. Signed copies of The European Struggle to Settle North America: Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608 will be offered for sale after the program.

April 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm –4:00 pm

Santa Elena History Center

1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902 Cost: $10.00

Instructor: Dwayne and Peggy Pickett

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.


Need something to do with the kids during spring break or the summer? Check out our selection of fun, interactive programs.

Perfect for families and kids alike. Click here for more info.

Come see what’s special at el Almacen, the Museum Store! 

Announcement! The all-new Collector’s Corner hosts an extensive and varied collection of vintage printed material… booklets, newspaper clippings, map of coastal areas, old currency and letters…. and much more!

Come discover what part of this special collection to make your own!

All from the collection of a generous Santa Elena supporter.

Lots of hostess, birthday, and children’s gifts to choose from, in addition to Santa Elena souvenirs!

Stop by anytime to visit the store. A limited number of items are available online:


Stop by the Heritage Library to explore your ancestry. The Heritage Library is open at the Santa Elena History Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.


The Santa Elena History Center is available for reservation after hours (4:00-8:00 pm).

Attendees will have full access to the exhibits. Tables, chairs, and trash cans available.

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

now open to the public in the beautiful, historic former courtroom

Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 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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Santa Elena History Center Quarterly Newsletter

March 6, 2017

Read the Santa Elena History Center’s quarterly newsletter here:

Dr. Leader at HHI Chap., ASSC on Feb. 11th

February 6, 2017

From George Stubbs:

Here in February’s newsletter. Please note that our next normal meeting is next Saturday the 11th at 1:00 PM in Discovery House. Our speaker is Dr. Jon Leader, the State Archaeologist.



Heritage Library Classes & News for February

February 3, 2017


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