Video about St. Helena Island

Want to celebrate Black History Month with a fine video? Among our holdings is Palmetto Places: St. Helena Island, an SCETV production about the history and culture of St. Helena Island. Viewers see the historic sites of Penn Center and the Chapel of Ease. Viewers hear the cadence of the Gullah in the music of the Hallelujah Singers. Viewers can watch a master net-maker at work.

Check out the video from any of our branch libraries. Palmetto Places: St. Helena Island (Call number): 917.5799 PAL.

For the more research minded person willing to do a bit of work, the BDC has a bibliography of resources we have about St. Helena Island in the Research Room. All you have to do is ask. Call us at 470-6525 or e-mail me at

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.