BDC Program Series Continues

The 2010 Beaufort District Collection program schedule relating to the history, culture, and environment of Beaufort District continues on Thursday, April 29th.

Dr. Nicholas M. Butler, author and archivist, will talk about his research into the construction of colonial Fort Lyttleton. Fort Lyttleton, built on Spanish Point in 1757-58, was the largest fortification in the Beaufort area during the colonial period. Although little remains of its tabby walls today, contemporary descriptions of the fort's construction provide valuable details that allow us to re-imagine its once formidable appearance.

The Beaufort County Library is hosting two sessions of "Building Fort Lyttleton, 1757-1758" on Thursday, April 29th to better accommodate our library customers who are interested in local history topics. The program is free and open for anyone aged 12 years and over.

Afternoon Program, Hilton Head Branch, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Evening Program, Beaufort Branch, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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.