Library News & Notes

Beaufort District Collection Focuses on Archives, Archaeology, and Genealogy in October

September was a whirlwind of visitors, lectures, events, discussion groups, and performances for the Beaufort District Collection. We have reached almost 4 times the usual and customary volume of BDC customers with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's “Civil War 150” exhibit and supplemental programs during September. Traditionally, October is quite busy as we highlight three annual commemorations in the special collections and archives unit of the Library system: Archives Month; Archaeology Month; and Family History Month.Read More...

BCL offers a variety of must-see movies about the Civil War

How much do you know about the Civil War? Did it come about because of slavery, money, greed, states' rights, economic and social differences between the North and South, growth of the abolitionist movement, or all of the above? No matter what you think the reasons for it were, the war is a part of our history. There is an abundance of materials, both fiction and nonfiction, available at our libraries. Many movies have used this dramatic part of American history as its backdrop.Read More...

Good reads to help further your understanding of the Civil War

During September and October the Beaufort County Library and other local organizations are commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial with an exciting array of programs. In addition to attending some of our events, there are many fantastic books written about the Civil War that can expand your knowledge of that turbulent time. And whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, there is surely a book out there to entice you. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:Read More...

More discussions, movies, programs ahead in 'One County Reads the Civil War'

The Civil War may be in the past but it's a past that very much influences our present. Here in Beaufort County, it lives in our institutions, our culture, our relationships with others. To understand the Civil War is to better understand ourselves.Read More...

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