One County Reads the Civil War: Books & Author Discussions

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT SERIES: MAKING SENSE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Oct 3 – Oct 24 | Beaufort Branch Library
Five scholars, five books, five discussions. The Let’s Talk About It Grant is a scholar-led reading and discussion program consisting of five sessions. This program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association's Public Programs Office and funded by a grant from the Humanities Council of South Carolina.

SESSION 1: IMAGINING THE WAR | Thursday, Oct 3 at 6pm
College of Charleston Scholar, Dr. Joe Kelly, will discuss the book March by Geraldine Brooks.

SESSION 2: THE SHAPE OF WAR | Tuesday, Oct 8 at 6pm
Scholar Allen Roberson of the Confederate Relic Room will
discuss the book, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson.

SESSION 3: MAKING SENSE OF SHILOH | Thu, Oct 10 at 6pm
The Confederate Relic Room’s Joe Long will discuss the book America’s War, edited by Edward L. Ayers.

SESSION 4: CHOOSING SIDES | Thursday, Oct 17 at 6pm
JoAnn Zeise of the South Carolina State Museum will discuss the book America’s War, edited by Edward L. Ayers.

SESSION 5: WAR AND FREEDOM | Thursday, Oct 24 at 6pm
Scholar W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D., of the SC Department of Archives and History will discuss the book America’s War, edited by Edward L. Ayers.

THE INTERRUPTION OF THOMAS DARROW AT BEAUFORT HISTORY MUSEUM
Friday, Sep 13 at 7pm | 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1911 Boundary St, Beaufort | $Fee
(UPDATED 8/28/2013) The Beaufort History Museum presents Tim Johnston reading his original short story about a Union soldier who has been assigned to work at the execution of the convicted co-conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The story has been published in two short story collections, most recently in the 1st volume of Short Story America, which will be available for purchase. Please note: This event will be held in City Council Chambers, 2d floor, Beaufort City Hall, 1911 Boundary Street in Beaufort. Price: $10.00 members, $12.00 non-members Need more information? Contact: Katherine Lang, Beaufort History Museum, 277-1443, www.beauforthistorymuseum.com

“IN THEIR OWN WORDS: BEAUFORT DISTRICT DURING THE CIVIL WAR” WITH GRACE CORDIAL, LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARIAN AND ARCHIVIST
Wednesday, Sep 25 at 1pm | Bluffton Branch Library
Thursday, Sep 26 at 5:30pm | Beaufort Branch Library
Join the discussion of the Civil War experience as seen through the letters, reports, and testimony of Confederate residents, the enslaved, Northern teachers and missionaries, and members of the military in Beaufort District, 1861 – 1865.

THE BLUFFTON EXPEDITION, 1863 TALK AT COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Wednesday, Sep 25 at 3pm | $Fee; Discount Voucher
Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head
Author Jeff Fulgham provides background about antebellum life, the Bluffton Movement, and the June 4, 1863 conflagration by Union troops of the village in The Bluffton Expedition: The Burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, during the Civil War. Fulgham’s book is a comprehensive summary of the events leading up to and following the Union’s foray into Bluffton. Regular price is $7 per person; Visit the Library’s Civil War 150 exhibit to receive an “I visited Civil War 150” voucher to get a discount $5 adult ticket. Call Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767 for details. www.coastaldiscovery.org

VOICE OF THE CIVIL WAR: LOCAL WRITERS PANEL
Saturday, Sep 28 at 10am | Bluffton Branch Library
Meet and mingle with local authors specializing in writing about the Civil War. Each panelist will discuss his or her work, describe their writing experiences, and field questions from the audience. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Event is open to the public and includes light refreshments. The Friends of the Bluffton Library will display their collection of Civil War related books for sale.

GETTYSBURG II: WE HAVE TWO COUNTRIES
Thursday, Oct 10 at 4pm | Hilton Head Branch Library
Franklin Tobias Julian will discuss his latest book on the civil war, Gettysburg II: We Have Two Countries followed by a question and answer session.

CAROLYN SCHRIBER: CIVIL WAR DISCOVERIES TURN UP IN THE DARNDEST PLACES
Wednesday, Nov 20 at 2pm | St. Helena Branch Library
Popular historian and author Carolyn Schriber will discuss her unconventional Civil War research resources, ranging from newspaper obituaries and cemetery tombstones to Grandma’s attic and family gossip. Program is intended for adult patrons.