ASSC - Hilton Head: Poplin on Combahee River Ferry

The Archaeology Society of SC/Hilton Head Chapter will host Dr. Eric Poplin of Brockington and Associates Mt. Pleasant office on Wed., Feb. 16th at the Discovery House of the Coastal Discovery Museum. His topic is the recent data recovery excavations at the 1710s-1920s Combahee ferry site. The ferry on the Combahee was a crucial component of the I-95 of its day.

Dr. Poplin (Ph.D., University of Calgary, RPA) has extensive experience with cultural resource management studies in the Southeast. He has performed other archaeological investigations in Beaufort County, including sites on the Anson Barony/Baynard Plantation House, and Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton.

For further information: George Stubbs- 843-363-5058 www.assc.net

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.