Website User Agreement
Copyright ©2009 Beaufort County Library
A Department of Beaufort County Government
... with a gala 4 day event, Dec. 1st - Dec. 4th. Lead sponsors are the Coastal Discovery Museum and the Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable. Nationally recognized experts in the history of the Civil War will be lecturing. (We're talking William C. Davis, Dr. James Robertson, Jr.and Col. Kevin Weddle, Ph.D.; Beaufort's own Dr. Larry Rowland and Dr. Stephen Wise; and Mike Coker, author of The Battle of Port Royal). Re-enactors will be on site doing their Civil War campsite activities. Watch performances by Clarence Felder and Chris Weatherhead using diaries, letters, and music from the era. Participate in the opening reception of a temporary museum exhibit on how the local area experienced the maelstrom. Find details at http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/civilwar.html . Fee.
Other historical organizations are involved as well with separately ticketed or free events. Be sure to read down the entire webpage for a vast array of Civil War related activities and events going on that weekend.
And, of course, in case you're of a mind to do some research on the Civil War, check out these lists of online resources, materials available through the Library system, or in the BDC Research Room:
Penn Center, a sister cultural heritage agency, has posted a short pdf on a sesquicentennial themed tour of their facilities and holdings online.
Grace's Bottom Line: There are plenty of opportunities - at all price points -- for you and yours to learn how the Civil War and Reconstruction history of this place and its people is different than the Civil War and Reconstruction history of any other place in this country. Embrace the uniqueness!