Spieler, "The History of Bay Street"

Local history enthusiast and writer, Gerhard Spieler, will kick off our 2010 BDC program schedule relating to the history, culture, and environment of Beaufort District on Wednesday, January 27th. Gathering documents and tales about Beaufort for more than 40 years, Spieler will share what he's learned about the "History of Bay Street, 1711 - 2010" during his many years of delving into the people and places of our county.

Please join us in the Paul Siegmund Room, Wed., January 27th from 1 pm - 2 pm, 311 Scott Street to hear what is certain to be an edifying and informative talk.

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.