Want to see a piece of space junk?

HRC member Coastal Discovery Museum is exhibiting a piece of an Atlas V rocket that fell out of the sky and washed ashore on Hilton Head Island back in May. Purportedly it was the first time such material has appeared on Beaufort County beaches. Telephone 843-689-6767 for information about this particular artifact and exhibits at Coastal Discovery Museum.

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.