Library News & Notes

BCL Wins "Civil War 150 "

The Gilder Lehman Institute of American History has awarded Beaufort County Library a traveling “Civil War 150” exhibit for September 2013. The exhibit will be just outside the BDC Research Room doors, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort from September 9 – September 30 next year. (Big projects take time to prepare).Read More...

That Other Aug. 27 - Aug. 28th Storm

When we commemorate these dates locally, we usually concentrate on the 1893 "Sea Island hurricane." This year, for a change of pace, we share a letter written after that other Aug. 27 -Aug. 28 storm - a hurricane in 1911. (I'd scan the County Democrat newspaper article but the quality of the image is quite poor.) It appears that there was a misunderstanding about how much damage had occurred and how much assistance was welcome.

ECHOES OF THE STORM

Mr. Waterhouse Writes Reason why Beaufort Appal [sic] was Made.Read More...

1940 Census Workshop in Bluffton Branch Aug. 29th

Would you like to learn how to find your ancestors (or yourself) in the 1940 US Federal Census? The next BDC led "Introduction to the 1940 Census" scheduled workshop will be in our Bluffton Branch Library on Wed., August 29th from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Seating is very limited for this workshop so pre-registration is necessary. You may pre-register in person at the Bluffton Branch Library Reference desk, by e-mail to fdenton@bcgov.net or call 843-255-6503 to reserve your seat. Once the slots are filled, registration will be closed. So, if you're interested, "Don't Delay.Read More...

Child Labor in Beaufort District Lecture This Thursday

We don't much think about the impact or prevalence of the practice of child labor these days. But it was indeed a critical issue at the turn of the last century in the United States even here in Beaufort County. And, remains an issue today.Read More...

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