Show-and-Tell of Local Disaster

Thanks to all who joined us at St. Helena Branch Library on Saturday for Dr. Butler's talk on the fate of The Planter. Next up is a program on Thursday, August 28th highlighting special collections materials within our own Beaufort District Collection about the largest natural disaster to ever hit Beaufort County: "The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893."

This will be a revised version of the talk I did last year at St. Helena Branch, "'Tide of Death:' The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893." (We take the comments on the evaluation sheets seriously.) I will share first person accounts and rare materials from our holdings about the night that death came to call. Consider it a sort of "Show-and-Tell of Disaster." This free BDC@ Beaufort Branch Local History Program is open to anyone over age 12 interested in attending. Program starts at 6 pm. Reservations are not required.

Heads up: The BDC Research Room will be closed at lunchtime, Noon to 1 pm, beginning Tuesday, August 19 through Monday, August 25th. Customary hours resume August 26th.