BDC Local History Spring Program Schedule

You are invited to attend any or all of these BDC sponsored programs about our local history, culture, or environment:

Tues., March 30th -- “Searching for Gov. Moultrie’s Forgotten People,” by Colin Brooker, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Paul Siegmund Room, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 2nd floor [This about the slaves and their migrations from Africa to South America with a stopover in Beaufort].

Mon., April 12th – “Disaster Preparedness Panel for Artists” @ Arts Council of Beaufort County Office in Beaufort Town Centre retail complex on Hwy 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Thurs., April 29th – “Fort Lyttleton,” by Dr. Nicholas M. Butler
2 Sessions / 2 Locations:
Afternoon Program, Hilton Head Branch, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Evening Program, Paul Siegmund Room, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 2nd floor, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Sat., May 22nd – Hands on “Oral History Workshop,” presented by the Citadel Oral History Program and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture; Sponsored by the Beaufort District Collection and Penn Center. Please note: Registration required and limited to 40 participants. Sign ups will begin April 1st.

Tues., May 25th – “Native Plants,” by Master Naturalist, Laura Rose, Clemson Extension Bluffton Branch Library, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Large Meeting Room [Reprise planned for September at another Branch Library].

On a personal note: I have been gratified by the number of new faces I've been seeing at our programs over the past 6 months. I am grateful for those of you who have always supported the mission and programs of the Beaufort District Collection. We're trying to respond to customer suggestions and needs by expanding the breadth of our local history program offerings and to share those programs outside of downtown Beaufort. If you like what we're doing, please let us know. If you don't like what we're doing, please let us know that, too.

I hope to see you at one or more than one or all of these BDC @ BCL Branch Library programs.

You always present topics

You always present topics that are vital to Lowcountry history and culture, and there is a need for this in a community that values its past.

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.