Library News & Notes

Treaty of Beaufort - 1787

Have you ever wondered why South Carolina is shaped the way it is? As is the case for most of the United States, boundary disputes sometimes create odd juts of land in current state borders. When rivers are used as dividing lines, they sometimes shift as water levels increase or recede, islands appear and disappear, as erosion occurs, etc. South Carolina has quarreled with its neighbors about property lines for centuries – and the Treaty of Beaufort has been in the thick of the discussions about the southern boundary with Georgia and where exactly the state line falls in the Savannah River.Read More...

What to bring to the beach? How about these books from BCL...

Off to the beach? Be sure to pack a few good books for those lazy hours under the umbrella. Whether your taste tends toward mysteries, chick lit, true adventure, or one of the great classics, you will find much to choose from at your local library.
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Free Lecture: Campaign for Charleston

As has been noted earlier this month, there were three pivotal Civil War battles in July 1863: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and the Campaign for Charleston.Read More...

Local Role in the Campaign for Charleston

The summer of 1863 witnessed three massive campaigns (Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Charleston) that sharply affected the outcome of the Civil War. The Beaufort County Historical Society is sponsoring a free lecture with Beaufort's own historian rock stars to commemorate the significance of the role our area played in "The Campaign for Charleston" as the Federal Army and Navy's logistical and medical center.Read More...

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