September Program

We are very excited about Dr. Michael Trinkley of Chicora Foundation doing a program for us Sept. 11th at 6:30.  It will be Rice in 18th and 19th Century South Carolina.  Dr. Trinkley and Chicora over the years have done numerous and extensive archaeological studies of plantations, cemeteries, and historic sites in South Carolina and the South.  So his look at typical rice plantations should be interesting and informative.

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Upcoming Program for September!

Rice in 18th and 19 Century South Carolina

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 6:30-7:30pm

Main Library Auditorium

Join Dr. Michael Trinkley of the Chicora Foundation for a look at typical SC rice plantations and rice cultivations of the 18th and 19th century.

Program is free and open to the public.

Garden History Author Panel Discussion and Book Signing featuring Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq and Louisa Pringle Cameron!

Tuesday, October 30

Garden History Author Panel Discussion and Book Signing featuring Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq and Louisa Pringle Cameron.

 Main Library Auditorium, from 6:00-7:30 pm.

 Please join us for a discussion highlighting Anne LeClercq new book from University of South Carolina Press,  A Grand Tour of Gardens: Traveling in Beauty through Western Europe and the United States and Louisa Cameron’s very popular Private Gardens of Charleston and Secret Gardens of Charleston, which have just been re-issued. The authors will also sign copies of their books, which will be for sale at the event.

Program is free and open to the public.

New Research Guides Available!

Researchers who are interested in South Carolinians who served in World War Two or are trying to track down marriage information will want to view our two new guides. Please click on the ‘Research Guides’ tab at the top of the page to view pdfs of the new material, which highlight available service records for World War Two and marriage records for Charleston County and the surrounding area.

Upcoming programs for May!

Please join us for three great programs that are free and open to the public at the main library in May 2012. In addition to a lecture by our staff member Christina Shedlock, the South Carolina Room is fortunate to host two authors for book signings and discussions of their latest works.  Read more about the programs below:

Wednesday, May 2

South Carolina in the Great Depression

 

Main Library Auditorium, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

 

Join historian and South Carolina Room staff member Christina R. Shedlock for an illustrated discussion of South Carolina during the nation’s worst economic slump in the past century. The lecture will include descriptions and reminiscences of life during the Depression, as well as the state’s slow recovery through the federal programs of the New Deal.  The program is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 10

Author Talk and Book Signing, From Animal House to Our House, with Ron Tanner

 

Main Library Auditorium, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Author Ron Tanner will be speaking at the library as part of a national tour for his new book, From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story, a true recounting of he and his girlfriend’s quest to restore a historic Victorian house in Baltimore to its formal glory after being ransacked by its previous owners, a rowdy fraternity. Described as an ideal book for ‘lovers, dreamers, do-it-yourselfers, and fans of old houses’, Tanner’s discussion of is latest work is sure to entertain. Program is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 17

Author Talk and Book Signing, Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a South Town, with Jack Shuler

Main Library Auditorium, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Orangeburg, South Carolina was the location of the one of the most violent college campus incidents during the Civil Rights era, known as the Orangeburg Massacre. Author Jack Shuler will discuss his new book from University of South Carolina Press, Blood and Bones, which explores how and why the shootings occurred, as well as the community’s ongoing reaction to the event. Program is free and open to the public.