Library News & Notes

May is National Historic Preservation Month

Before I forget to mention that May is National Historic Preservation Month:

The SC Department of Archives and History’s 2012 Historic Preservation Month poster “Finding South Carolina’s Hidden Gems” is available online at http://shpo.sc.gov/events/Pages/Presmonth.aspx. It's not a Beaufort District related house, but it is a fine house nonetheless. What's particularly helpful is the guide about how to start researching an historic property which you'll find on page 2!Read More...

More About Native Son, Robert Barnwell Rhett

Just received in the BDC Research Room: South Carolina Historical Magazine, July-October 2011 issue which includes an article by William K. Scarborough entitled "Propagandists for Secession: Edmund Ruffin of Virginia and Robert Barnwell Rhett of South Carolina," pp. 126 - 138. His conclusion is "In the end, their misguided efforts succeeded only in bringing tragedy to themselves and the society they had fought to protect."Read More...

It's a Festive Weekend!

Don't forget the 26th Annual Gullah Festival going on this Memorial Day weekend in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Visit http://www.gullahfestival.org/ for details.

Don't forget that we are celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Landing of Jean Ribaut and his Huguenots at Parris Island. Read more about the local celebrations at http://www.ribaut450.com/.

The BDC has its Ribaut 400th Anniversary resources and memorabilia on display in the Research Room. Drop by sometime between now and August to take a peek.Read More...

Free eBooks

eBooks will be coming to Beaufort County Library during the summer. (I'll share the specific date when I learn of it.) While you're waiting, though, you can explore these sources of ebooks recommended by The Library Resources Group. Anyone, anywhere, with an internet connection can checkout these ebooks for their personal ebook reader.Read More...

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