Library News & Notes

Government Accountability in the Digital Age

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History recently launched SCERA, a new electronic records archive with 450 GB of state records that are now available to the public through an easily searchable website, http://e-archives.sc.gov.Read More...

Happy Freedom of Information Day!

Freedom of Information Day is the mid-point of Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote open government and freedom of information. This non-partisan, non-profit initiative is celebrated in mid-March each year to coincide with the birthday of the "Father of the United States Constitution," James Madison, that is, March 16, a.k.a. National Freedom of Information Day. This national initiative is sponsored by the American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.Read More...

Union Troops Occupy Beaufort Arsenal!

The 50th Pennsylvania (USA) is occupying Beaufort and the Arsenal this weekend! Beaufort History Museum will be hosting 30 re-enactors from all over the Eastern Seaboard in a Living History Civil War Encampment, March 11 - March 13th. Beaufort County Library and Penn Center are partnering with the Beaufort History Museum to bring this free event to the community.Read More...

BDC Does Archaeology

Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes. Local archaeology is one of the five major topics we cover here in the Beaufort District Collection (BDC). Indeed we have in excess of over 100 archaeological reports relating to sites in Beaufort County alone. You'll see archaeology related Facebook posts from us on a regular basis. Every October we highlight Archaeology Month.Read More...

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