Georgetown County Speakers Series

The Georgetown County Historical Society will present a monthly lecture series from June – November 2016 on a variety of historical and cultural topics, including the Revolutionary War and foodways in Charleston. South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant in December 2015.

The Georgetown County Historical Society preserves and promotes the history of Georgetown County from its origins to the present, providing perspective on the past and a legacy for the future. The monthly lecture series is planned to broaden attendees’ perspective of Georgetown and South Carolina history and culture.

Six events are currently planned. All take place at the Georgetown County Museum, located at 120 Broad Street, Georgetown, SC 29440. All events are open to the public and free for members; nonmembers pay $5.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 6:00 p.m.
The Life of a Revolutionary War Patriot

Presented by Walter Hill, Director of the Horry County Museum

Thursday, July 7, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
The Life of a Civil War Soldier

Presented by William Donbasch

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
Gems from the Georgetown Digital Photo Collection

Presented by Julie Warren, Georgetown County Digital Library

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It and Classic Carolina Roadtrips

Presented by Tom Poland

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
Bountiful Lowcountry: The Archaeology of Foodways in Charleston

Presented by Martha Zierden of The Charleston Museum

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | Time TBA
Portrayal of Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Presented by Peggy Pickett

For more information about the speaker series, please contact the Georgetown County Historical Society at 843-545-7020.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 22-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.