Lafayette lecture in HBF Lecture Series

On May 24th Lafayette scholar and College of Charleston history professor, Dr. Robert Crout will share his studies relating to the Marquis de Lafayette who reportedly visited the Verdier House in 1825. The first American to work in the Lafayette family archives, Crout’s research contributed to the 2009 PBS special on Lafayette. He is president of the American Society of the Friends of Lafayette and is consistently ranked as one of CofC’s most interesting professors.

Seating is limited to 60 people in the Verdier House and reservations are necessary. For more information, fees, or reservations, call Historic Beaufort Foundation at 379-3331.

If you want to know more about Lafayette, please review the contents of the Lafayette bookbag I've created. Another place to find out more information about Lafayette's life and times is to use the "Research Resources" link from our Library homepage to reach the databases we provide you. In fact, with the new DISCUS federated search, you can even see a printed invitation to a reception in honor of Lafayette from the University of South Carolina Digital Collections online catalog. Cool.

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.