BDC commemorates crucial Civil War battle and showcases a significant multi-tiered archaeological site

October 27, 2017

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) commemorates a crucial Civil War battle and showcases a significant multi-tiered archaeological site during November.  

 

The Battle of Port Royal Sound, 1861

Berkeley County Museum Executive Director and author Michael D. Coker explains how one of the earliest naval operations of the Civil War forever changed Beaufort District's and United States history.  Co-sponsor: Beaufort History Museum. Ages 12 - Adults.

 

Limited seating. Registration required.

Tuesday, November, 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Price of Event: Free, but a donation of $5.00 to the Beaufort History Museum is requested.

 

Archaeology of the Combahee Ferry Historic District

Dr. Eric Poplin of Brockington and Associates discusses the archaeology performed before the Harriet Tubman Bridge spanning the Combahee River was constructed. First come; First Seated (Maximum capacity: 85) Co-Sponsor: ASSC

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

BDC@ Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Free; Ages 12 - Adults

 

Combahee Ferry Historic District Exhibit

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 led by Harriet Tubman and the 2nd US Colored Troops in 1863. The exhibit is on loan from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

 

Mondays -- Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm, except holidays, October 2017 - February 2018.  

Beaufort District Collection, 2nd Floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

 

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