01 Nov Beaufort History Museum Announces November History Lecture Dates
For Immediate Release October 27, 2016
Carla Marsh Carol Lauvray
Beaufort History Museum Announces November History Lecture Dates – Series Created in Partnership with Beaufort County Library
Beaufort, SC – October 27, 2016 – The Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, will present two lectures in November:
- Monday, November 7 – 5:15 – 6:45 PM: The Battle of Port Royal Sound
The Battle of Port Royal Sound was one of the earliest naval operations of the Civil War. On November 7, 1861, a massive U. S. Naval fleet and U. S. Army expeditionary force sailed into Port Royal Sound and captured Fort Walker on Hilton Head and Fort Beauregard on Bay Point/St. Helena Island, SC. Beaufort became the first southern town to fall into Union hands. Experience the drama of this event through the writings and pictures of the people who actually lived through it, including Union forces and Beaufortonians.
- Wednesday, November 30 – 2:00 – 3:30 PM: Native American Myths, Poetry & Trickster Tales – November is Native American Heritage Month. Join us for this interesting and entertaining talk, which will transport you to a magical past through the poetry, myths, and trickster tales of Native Americans.
- Both lectures are taking place at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott Street. The lectures are free to the public but donations will be accepted. Registration and updates on future history lectures in the series may be found on the Museum website at beauforthistorymuseum.com.
The presenter for the lectures is Beverly Eggert, a retired Beaufort County English teacher, who now focuses on her four passions: reading, writing, researching, and teaching. A skilled historic storyteller, she also is the coordinator of the Lecture Series presented in partnership by the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort County Library. In addition to being a featured presenter for the Lecture Series, Beverly also has been a presenter for the Santa Elena History Center and the South Carolina Humanities Festival 2016.
Beaufort History Museum, located in the historic Arsenal, has evolved to focus specifically on the history of the Beaufort District. It strives to manage and display artifacts and documents held by the City of Beaufort, telling the compelling stories of this area from the early 16thCentury until modern times. The Arsenal address is 713 Craven Street. BHM’s hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Saturday.
The Beaufort County Library System is a free and accessible marketplace of ideas, information, and culture that fosters learning, community, and information literacy. The Library provides open and guided access to a wide variety of media and programs to inform, inspire, and empower all its patrons in their pursuit of lifelong learning, personal enrichment, and cultural understanding. The library system operates five branch libraries throughout Beaufort County and library cards are available free of charge to all county residents and property owners. It offers free access to millions of items through a combined online catalog and digital library.
The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) is the Library’s special local history and archives unit. BDC staff and docents are stewards who collect, protect and share a research collection of permanent value about local history, Gullah culture, the natural southeastern coastal environment, family history and archaeology. For the BDC’s hours of operation, please visit its website at beaufortcountylibrary.org