15 Aug Safety Tips for Total Eclipse by SC Municipal Association

On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the country will gather to see one of mother-nature's most amazing events as the moon completely blocks the sun. The path of this total solar eclipse, the likes of which has not occurred for 99 years, lies exclusively within the United States. With spectators coming from around the world, some 140 South Carolina cities and towns are positioned to offer a memorable weekend followed by an awe-inspiring few minutes. In preparation for the approximately 2 ½-minute event (length depends on where a city sits...

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14 Aug A Sea Island Lady Celebration – Sept 25, Sept 30

In recognition of A Sea Island Lady and the legions who love the historical novel, Historic Beaufort Foundation will sponsor a tour on September 30th of 14 historic sites featured in the book and a lecture on September 25th on 19th-early 20th century Beaufort as revealed in the novel. Its author, the late Francis Griswold, an HBF benefactor, will also be celebrated with new research into his life in an exhibit at the Verdier House. Monday, September 25, 2017 Dinner & a Lecture at the Verdier House Lecture by Mollie Barnes, Ph.D. "Reading Nineteenth-Century Beaufort in Francis...

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14 Aug Save the Date BCHS

From:  ML Brewton           912-604-3634 m Press Release for Immediate Release RE:   Save the Dates BCHS   Beaufort, SC:  Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce upcoming meetings for the Fall and Winter 2017.   Please save these dates but notice the time change to join us for great speakers.   Sept. 28th, Thursday, 2 pm- Dr. Valinda Littlefield- Low Country Women- Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club- Meridian Rd., Lady's Island, SC   Nov. 2nd, Thursday, 2 pm- Jon Hoffman-Gen. Chesty Puller- Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club- Meridian Rd., Lady's Island, SC                      The Beaufort...

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14 Aug Heavy heart for victims of violent hate crimes in Charlottesville (And elsewhere)

What Happened to Non-Violence? After reading news reports about the tragedy in Charlottesville on Saturday, and knowing that violence is on the rise here and abroad,  I feel disgusted and compelled to think about why our nation has turned its back on one of the most powerful and proven political tools of a civilized society. That tool is NON-VIOLENCE. How individuals and groups respond to differing points of view as a community, a state, a nation and a world is a question appropriate for all of us to be asking in the wake...

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01 Aug Finally Out! Reconstruction Era Theme Study

National Park Service News Release Release Date: July 28, 2017 Contact: Tom Crosson, 202-208-6843 National Park Service Releases Reconstruction Era Theme Study WASHINGTON – On the anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to former slaves freed after the Civil War, the National Park Service today published a theme study looking at nationally significant historic properties of the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era. The National Historic Landmarks theme study, “The Era of Reconstruction, 1861-1900,” identifies noteworthy resources related to the Era of Reconstruction that help tell the American story. “Discovering...

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