One County Reads the Civil War: Presentations
SLAVE DWELLING PROJECT WITH JOSEPH MCGILL
Thursday, Sep 5 at 11am | $3 Donation Suggested
Heyward House Historic Center, 70 Boundary St, Bluffton
Learn about this project designed to bring awareness and preservation of dwellings in which the enslaved once lived. This program is sponsored by the The Humanities CouncilSC. www.heywardhouse.org
BECOMING HARRIET TUBMAN WRITTEN BY AND STARRING NATALIE DAISE
September 6/7 at 7:30pm & Sep 8 at 3:30pm | $Fee
ARTworks, Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St.
This play is a one-woman show that tells how one little girl became an historical icon. Harriet Tubman worked with the Union troops occupying Beaufort during the Civil War. The Combahee River Raid she guided to liberate enslaved people is considered by some to be the only time a woman has lead troops in battle in US history. $17 per person, $12 for students (13+), $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org
CIVIL WAR ERA PHOTOGRAPHY AND EQUIPMENT WITH DR. ROBERT LISLE
Tuesday, Sep 10 at 6pm
Beaufort District Collection, 311 Scott St, 2nd Floor Lobby
Photography was just 20 years young when rumblings of the upcoming Civil War could be heard about the country. The photographic recording of this tragic American conflict was the work of some 300 men whose images captured the faces, places and events for the world to see. This brief presentation focuses on several select photographers and their pictures and how they made them. Also on display will be some of the actual tools of the photographic trade during the Civil War era.
CIVIL WAR MEDICINE: WHAT THEY NEVER TOLD YOU WITH RE-ENACTOR DAVID SMOOT
Thursday, Sep 12 at 6pm | Beaufort Branch Library
Wednesday, Sep 18 at 6pm | St. Helena Branch Library
Tuesday, Sep 24 at 6pm | Hilton Head Branch Library
The information that most Americans have concerning medicine during the Civil War has come from the movies, TV, novels and sources that are more hysterical than historical. This program is based on medical practices and manuals of the period performed by and written by the people who were there.
AMERICA’S LONGEST SIEGE: CHARLESTON, SLAVERY, AND THE SLOW MARCH TOWARD CIVIL WAR
Monday, Sep 16 at 2pm | Adults | St. Helena Branch Library
College of Charleston Professor Joseph Kelly will discuss the two-year siege of Charleston by Union forces and nation’s struggle with slavery. His lecture will be based on his new book. Program is intended for adult audiences.
UNDAUNTED VALOR: THE BEAUFORT VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY IN THE CIVIL WAR WITH RON ROTH, SC HUMANITIES SCHOLAR
Tuesday, Sep 17 at 7pm | All Ages
BDC@ The Arsenal, 713 Craven St, Beaufort
Learn about the Civil War military engagements fought by one of the nation’s oldest military units, the BVA, in their headquarters building, the Arsenal. The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery is one of the longest serving military units in the history of the United States. Its service includes the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II. This presentation will focus on its Civil War exploits in over a dozen military engagements. This program is sponsored by the The Humanities CouncilSC.
THE NEW SOUTH AND OTHER CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPERS WITH KATE BOYD AND CRAIG KEENEY
Wednesday, Sep 18 at 1pm
Beaufort District Collection, 311 Scott St, 2nd Floor Lobby
Investigators Kate Boyd and Craig Keeney will speak about the online Civil War collections at the University of South Carolina, including the digital version of the New South, a Federal occupation newspaper published in Beaufort District. Co-Principal Investigators, Kate Boyd and Craig Keeney, will speak about the online Civil War collections at the University of South Carolina, including the digital version of the New South, a Federal occupation newspaper published in Beaufort District. Their work was undertaken in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities Newspaper Project with the Library of Congress. Program is free.
MEDICAL CARE OF THOMAS J. ‘STONEWALL’ JACKSON
Thursday, Sep 19 at Noon
Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Lady's Island
Beaufort District held a number of hospital facilities. Dave Smoot, MCRD Parris Island Museum technician and medical re-enactor, will discuss the medical care of CSA General Jackson as it relates to treatment standards of the era during this Beaufort County Historical Society meeting. www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A “LADY” DURING THE CIVIL WAR
Thursday, Sep 19 at 5:30pm | Beaufort Branch | Adults
Join reenactor Louise Murray for her exciting portrayal of life during the Civil War.
1ST SC VOLUNTEERS ENCAMPMENT
Saturday, Sep 21 from 10a-4p
Naval Hospital Park, off Ribaut Road, Port Royal
843 277-1443 | www.beauforthistorymuseum.com
The Beaufort History Museum presents historian and 54th Massachusetts Regiment re-enactor Joseph McGill and other re-enactors, who will create an encampment as the 1st SC Volunteers, near their original site at the Naval Hospital Park (next to the Port Royal Farmers’ Market.) The 1st SC Volunteers, also known as the 1st SC Colored Troops, were the first officially recognized unit of the United States Colored Troops.
SERVICE, HONOR, HERITAGE, PRIDE? THE ETHICS OF NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE CIVIL WAR” WITH DR. WILL GOINS, SC HUMANITIES SCHOLAR AND CHIEF OF THE CHEROKEE TRIBE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Monday, Sep 23 at 1pm
BDC@ Hilton Head, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head
The lecture examines the involvement of American Indians during the Civil War, looking at the various reasons why they fought, how they became aligned to the Confederacy or the Union, and the ethics of their participation in a war that was not theirs to fight. This program is sponsored by the The Humanities CouncilSC.
SOUTH CAROLINA CIVILIANS IN SHERMAN’S PATH
Monday, Sep 23 from 5:30p-7pm | $Fee | 843-379-3331
Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, Beaufort
Karen Stokes, archivist of the South Carolina Historical Society, shares the harrowing experiences recorded in letters, diaries, memoirs and newspaper accounts of Sherman’s destructive march across the Palmetto State. $15 - $20 per person, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres.
CONFEDERATES AT THE KEYBOARD: PIANO MUSIC DURING THE CIVIL WAR ERA WITH DR. DAVID B. THOMPSON, SC HUMANITIES SCHOLAR
Friday, Sep 27 at 7pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort
This program, performed in period clothing, brings a considerable repertoire of solo Civil War era keyboard music (waltz, mazurka, march, and battle pieces) to modern ears. Throughout the program, excerpts from Confederate diaries, letters and memoirs are read recounting the moving effect of keyboard music in the home as well as the overwhelming grief resulting from the destruction of these prized possessions during the war. This program is sponsored by the The Humanities CouncilSC. This program is free.
HISTORIC LECTURE ON THE BATTLE OF POCOTALIGO
NEW DATE (revised 8/9/13): Thursday, Oct 10 at 11am | $3 Suggested Donation
Colcock-Teel House 46 Colcock St, Bluffton
Local historian Chris Clayton will share his research about the unsuccessful Union attempt of October 22, 1862 to wrest control of the Savannah-Charleston Railroad line from the Confederates. www.heywardhouse.org
MOURNING IN THE CIVIL WAR
Wednesday, Oct 16 at 1:30pm | St. Helena Library | Adults
The Civil War left thousands of women mourning the loss of their husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. Actress Kim Poovey brings their experiences to life through storytelling, Victorian mourning attire, and displays of traditional mourning items.
FLAGS OF THE CONFEDERACY
Wednesday, Oct 23 from 1-2pm | Beaufort Library | All Ages
Learn all about the formation of the different Confederate flags during the Civil War.
MONUMENTS, MEMORIALS, AND MEMORIES:
HOW WE REMEMBER THE CIVIL WAR AND WHY
Tuesday, Oct 1 at 2pm | St. Helena Branch Library
A panel discussion that discusses our remembrances of the Civil War from Confederate flags to names on public buildings to honoring public holidays.