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New Hours for Bluffton Branch Library starting OCT 1

The Bluffton Branch Library will begin NEW HOURS on Monday, October 1st. The new hours are: Mondays & Wednesdays 1pm-8pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-5pm, Fridays 1pm-5pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm, and will be closed on Sundays.

BDC “Emancipation Nation Watch Party” on Constitution Day

Visit the BDC Mon., Sept. 17th to participate in live-feed, national “Emancipation Watch Party” The “Watch Party” is modeled on the watch parties Northern abolitionists held on the eve of the Emancipation Proclamation becoming law on January 1, 1863. As the Civil War began to unfold, the Union had a serious question to answer: What to do about the enslaved people left behind - in Beaufort District and other places of the occupied South? President Abraham Lincoln had quite a problem. Gen. David D.Read More...

BDC@ Bluffton Branch - Child Labor

Photographs can tell powerful stories. The BDC's Donner Collection includes images of children hard at work in the truck farming fields. Later, Lewis Hine took photographs of many child laborers throughout the United States in the 1900s -1920s, including child workers in the oyster packing plants in Port Royal, Lady's Island, and Bluffton. The power of images resulted in changes in the law affecting the employment of children in manufacturing, canneries and agriculture.Read More...

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...

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