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Anyone who has driven from Beaufort to Charleston on US Hwy 17 has gone across a rich and multi-tiered archaeological site. Learn about the significance of the Combahee River crossing beginning with the Native Americans who camped along its banks, the lost town of Radnor, and the daring raid to free the enslaved by Harriet Tubman and the 2nd US Colored Troops in 1863.
Attend the lecture, "Archaeology of the Combahee Ferry Historic District" with lead archaeologist Dr. Eric Poplin on Monday, June 9, 2014 in the Children's Programming Room, Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, 1st floor to learn more of the history of this site. The lecture begins at 6 pm. Dr. Poplin's lecture is co-sponsored by the Beaufort District Collection and the new Beaufort Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina.
The Combahee Ferry Historic District exhibit will remain on display in the Beaufort District Collection until June 27th. Hours of viewing are Mondays - Fridays, 10 am - 5 pm ,with special hours only for Monday, June 9th, when the exhibit will be open 10 am - 5:45 pm. We encourage you to see the exhibit and stay for the lecture at 6:00 pm. Both the exhibit and lecture are free.
The exhibit is on display courtesy of Brockington & Associates, SC Department of Transportation, US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Beaufort County Engineering & Infrastructure, Beaufort County Planning and the Beaufort County Library.
We welcome all ages to learn more about the deep and broad history of Beaufort County by viewing the exhibit and attending Dr. Poplin's lecture.
Please note: The Library system is closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day.