Events and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center

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09 Jul Events and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center

Event andSanta ELena History Center Logo Program Announcements
from the Santa Elena History Center
July 7 – July 23                                         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!
 
Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story
Fort San Marcos
Discover the untold story of the history of one of the oldest European settlements on the North American continent and understand why and how it became the capital of Spanish La Florida at a time when other Spanish settlements were little more than military outposts.  Explore the fascinating influence of two men, King Phillip II and Pedro Melendez de Aviles, on the founding of the Santa Elena colony and examine the lifecycle of America’s birthplace, with its rise, temporary abandonment, revival and ultimate decline.
July 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $10.00
Instructor: Rich Thomas
 Pedro Menendez
The Forward Man: Pedro Menéndez de Avilés
Why and how did an impoverished boy from a small Spanish town become the master of a vast swath of the North American continent? Discover answers to these and other intriguing questions with Dr. James Tisdale, degreed in Spanish language and literature with European history minors. Dr. Tisdale is Registrar at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.
July 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $10.00
Instructor: Dr. James Tisdale
Colonial Amusements
Colnial Amusements
Did you ever wonder how people amused themselves before there was TV, computers and tablets?  Travel back with us to a period 300 years ago when South Carolina was a British colony and experience some of the games and entertainments available to our colonial ancestors.  You might find them a lot of fun!
July 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $10.00
Instructor: Peggy Pickett
 

The Spanish Chef

What’s for dinner? 16th Century Spanish Cuisine in the Lowcountry

Join us as we discuss what the Santa Elena colonists ate, and how their food consumption affected their successes and, ultimately, their departure. How challenging it must have been to feed 16th Century Spaniards with lowcountry foodstuff!
July 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $10.00
Instructor: Kelly McCombs
Basic Navigation and Tools of the 16th Century Explorers

 

Today we move about with the aid of satellite-based navigation tools and Internet maps. Researchers are even confident that we will have self-driving vehicles in just a few years. This course allows you to learn the art of navigation and to discover the methods sailors used 500 years ago. Learn from master navigators Howard Heckrotte and Doug Nelson to plot a course using a sextant, quadrant, compass, and chronometer. Learn how these 16th Century tools advanced European discovery and exploration of the New World.
 
July 21, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $10.00
Instructor: Howard Heckrotte and Doug Nelson
Cactus Throne
Cactus Throne: Maximilian and Carlota’s Mexico
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.   
July 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $10.00
Instructor:  Dr. James Tisdale
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.
 
#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.
July 26, 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.
August 5, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center: 1501 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Cost: $35.00
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.