Event and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center

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13 Jun Event and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center

Event and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center
June 8 – June 22                                          www.Santa-Elena.org

Join us for a variety of special programs and presentations 
In the Lecture Room of the Santa Elena History Center meet characters from our past, dive into the layers of the Santa Elena story, learn about the scientific aspect of archaeology, meet special guests in Beaufort, and much more!  Click here to register online and reserve your seat!
 

The Calusa Kings, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, and the Expansion of Spanish Florida @ Santa Elena History Center | Beaufort | South Carolina | United States

The Calusa Kings, Pedro Menendez de Aviles and Spanish Florida
Explore the nature of Spanish relations with the Calusa during the 16th Century and the role these interactions had for Spanish endeavors led by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, the founder of Santa Elena.
June 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $10.00
Instructor: Victor D. Thompson
Eliza Lucas Pinckney
Indigo Tie-Dyeing with Eliza Lucas Pinckney
In this family program and hands-on experience, Eliza will help you understand the historical importance of indigo and how it became a valuable cash crop in South Carolina. 
June 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $15.00
Instructor:  Peggy Pickett
Replay: Santa Elena Scholars Conference Video
In case you missed it, or would like to see it again, video of the Santa Elena Scholars Conference, originally held on April 15 at the Center for the Arts, will be replayed. You may attend all or part of the video presentations. 
June 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: FREE
Sponsored by: Beaufort County, Hargray Communications, and Lowcountry Real Estate
Cactus Throne: Maximilian and Carlota’s MexicoCactus Throne
This program details Napoléon III’s intrepid scheme to install Maximilian von Habsburg as emperor of Mexico, and the effort’s end in disaster for France and for Maximilian and Carlota.   
June 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $10.00
Instructor:  Dr. James Tisdale
The Battle of Port Royal SoundBattle of Port Royal
Experience the drama of the Battle of Port Royal Sound through the writings and pictures of the people who actually lived through it: both Union and Beaufortonians.
June 22, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $10.00
Instructor:  Beverly Eggert
To see a full calendar of events and programs happening each week click here, and check with us often as programs continue to be added.

SUMMER CAMPS!!
JOIN US FOR THESE NEW SUMMER CAMPS AT THE SANTA ELENA HISTORY CENTER WITH A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN AGES 6 to 106. They will repeat in July.
 
#1  Summer Family History Package

Summer Family History Package @ Santa Elena History Center | Beaufort | South Carolina | United States

Museum Tour, Colonial Medicine Program and Camp Dig-It come together to create a fun-filled day!
This family friendly (ages 6-adult) Summer History Program starts with a free 30 min self-guided tour of the Santa Elena History Center’s exhibit, “Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story”. A brief film will introduce you to the History of Santa Elena and a scavenger hunt will follow in the main exhibit hall.
Next, Peggy Pickett will lead you through a one hour program about colonial medicine. She will tell you what healthcare was like for people in colonial South Carolina. You will learn how people in the past dealt with sickness and disease by examining reproduction artifacts, and analyze the treatment given to George Washington during his final illness.Then you will join archaeologist Dwayne Pickett for a one hour Camp Dig-it program for an introduction to the field of archaeology. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to learn about the past as they excavate and identify artifacts from dig boxes.
June 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Santa Elena History Center: 1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $20.00
Instructors: Dwayne Pickett and Peggy Pickett
#2 Extended Camp Dig-It Program
Brand new Camp Dig-It program for ages 7-12, based on the archaeology of Parris Island where the 1566 Spanish settlement of Santa Elena was located.
Participants will get an introduction to the field of archaeology and have the opportunity to learn about the past as they excavate and identify artifacts from dig boxes. Archaeologist Dwayne Pickett will lead you through two simulated excavations; one related to the colonial occupation of Parris Island and the other related to when the Spanish occupied the site. Participants will learn about life on Parris Island during these times periods and also be able to make and keep pottery like the Native American made, which was used by the Spanish at Santa Elena.
We will be taking a 30 min lunch from 12:00-12:30 so please bring a bagged lunch on the day of the program and dress to get dirty.
June 24, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center: 1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $45.00
Instructor: Dwayne Pickett

Inaugural Exhibit
Inaugural Exhibit “Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story”
now open to the public in the beautiful, historic former courtroom
Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 4pm  
Sunday 1pm – 4pm
Admission is $10/adult, $5/child (age 5-12), and free for children under 5, active duty and first responders.