Library News & Notes

"Well-Dressed Marine of 1915" with David Smoot

Beaufort District Collection

2015 marks the centennial year of Parris Islands' existence as a training base for the Marine Corps. However, those who trained as recruits here and left as Marines would discover that what worked over here would not work "Over There." Come learn what Parris Island recruits and Marines looked like before they went to make the world safe for democracy with David Smoot of Parris Island Museum. Program will include artifacts!

BDC: Got Artifacts? Postponed

"What the Heck is it?" is postponed due to the inclement weather. We are working on re-scheduling. Please help us spread the word.

Centennial Celebration Continues

The Parris Island Historical & Museum Society, Historic Port Royal Foundation, Beaufort County Historical Society, Santa Elena Foundation, the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library, and the Town of Port Royal continue commemorating "100 Years of Training Marines" with an exhibit, an author book talk, a concert, a presentation, a Grand Parade and a film screening. All events are free and open to the public.Read More...

Best Books about Beaufort District

There are so many good non-fiction books about Beaufort County, SC that it is hard to choose just a few of the best books to recommend. I always try to match the reader/researcher with the best source for their topic of interest. With such a broad and deep history, though, it can be hard to narrow down to the one best source. What follows is a highly selective list of my recommendations to newcomers and long-term residents.Read More...

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