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Women in Reconstruction: The Lives of Susie King Taylor, Charlotte Forten, and Laura Towne


Women in Reconstruction: The Lives of Susie King Taylor, Charlotte Forten, and Laura Towne Presented by Suzie Parker Devoe. Susie King Taylor escapes bondage at the age of fourteen; Charlotte Forten, an educated teacher from Philadelphia, boards a steamship, as does Laura Towne, a Boston medical school graduate. All three end up in Beaufort and … Read more

May 9, 2022


Workshop: Teaching Archaeology to Children


Workshop: Teaching Archaeology to Children Presented by L. M. Drucker. Get an overview of the scope and depth of archaeology in the classroom. Working with slides, posters, brochures, handouts, and hands-on discovery of artifacts, learn how you can design lesson plans about archaeological topics that encourage students to use verbal, math, reasoning, analytical, judgment (ethics), … Read more


Earth Clues: Geology, Soils, and the Human Past


Earth Clues: Geology, Soils, and the Human Past Presented by L. M. Drucker. The science of archaeology is basically detective work. It involves understanding and “reading” earth science clues that are collected using careful, explicit techniques. If your interests range from map reading to digs or from cultural artifacts to radiocarbon dating, this workshop will … Read more


Stories Untold: Slave Life in South Carolina


Stories Untold: Slave Life in South Carolina Presented by L. M. Drucker. From the late 1600s to 1865, the Palmetto State was built on the backs of it most numerous inhabitants. African slaves and their descendants shaped, and were shaped by, the physical and social landscapes of early South Carolina. Their diverse cultural systems have … Read more


Protecting Community Heritage Through Archaeology


Protecting Community Heritage Through Archaeology Presented by L. M. Drucker. If you are an active member of your community or a public employee, you no doubt get involved in interesting and contentious issues from time to time. More and more, our communities’ pasts and their remains are in jeopardy or in the news. Would you … Read more


The Anthropology of Dance


The Anthropology of Dance Presented by L. M. Drucker. What in the world are they doing? As an art form, dance is almost universally appreciated, if not always understood. Understanding, though, is basic to communication, and dance is, above all, a form of non-verbal communication. Understanding the cultural context and history around dance can create … Read more


The Pleasures of Language: Malapropisms to Rhyming Slang


The Pleasures of Language: Malapropisms to Rhyming Slang Presented by Sterling (Skip) Eisiminger. This audience-participation program works best with a group that enjoys language, as they will be intimately involved and asked to volunteer further contributions to the lecturer’s list of Southern dialect, contemporary slang, folk etymologies, Spoonerisms, and more. Click here for the Speakers … Read more


Word Clay: Word Play: Q and A


Word Clay: Word Play: Q and A Presented by Sterling (Skip) Eisiminger. What would you call several unicorns if you were so lucky to see them?What does “avantular” mean?And why will your children and grandchildren smile when you tell them what the potentater is?If you love word play, you’ll love the other 47 questions and … Read more


The Joys of Books


The Joys of Books Presented by Sterling (Skip) Eisiminger. Did you know that Andrew Carnegie underwrote the construction of 2509 libraries? That in 2014, a library in San Antonio became the first library without newspapers, magazine, or books? Or that a library in Portugal supports a colony of bats to eat the moths and beetles … Read more


The Joys of Writing


The Joys of Writing Presented by Sterling (Skip) Eisiminger. Did you know that forty materials from twenty-eight countries go into the making of a #2 pencil? That a letter’s author owns the copyright, but the recipient owns the letter? Or that an experienced journalist is expected to produce about a thousand words per day? These … Read more


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