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Humanities Festival = Stay-cation Opportunity

Dr. Larry Rowland often says "All American history begins in Beaufort, South Carolina." Well, as the events and activities scheduled by the SC Humanities Council indicate, he just might be right!

The South Carolina Humanities Festival, June 9 - June 11, http://www.beauforthumanitiesfestival.com/ is a prime opportunity to engage in some local history, historic site visits, Gullah culture, natural history, and archeology stay-cation activities that bolster Dr. Rowland's oft quoted statement.Read More...

Well-Read episode #27 - Summer Book Preview

Get ready for some great summer reads! Ann and Halle will finish their Summer Book Preview with what they're reading this week.

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Local History Program: Yamasee War's Battle of Sadkeche

The interactions between Native American, European, and African peoples started here in the 16th century. In fact, Beaufort District held one of the first Indian reservations in what later became the United States. The relationship was by turns congenial, contentious, and ultimately deadly.Read More...

In Biblio Novitas #2- How the States Got Their Shapes

In the second episode Armistead, Bratton, and Belinda explore how the states of the United States got their shapes. Bratton focuses on South Carolina and Montana; Belinda tells about New York and California; and Armistead highlights how Virginia got its shape.

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