Touring the Tombstones: Charleston’s 18th Century Graveyards Tell a Tale to be Remembered Presented by Ruth Miller. Skulls and crossed bones. Weeping willows and rosebuds. Did you know Charleston has more 18th-century burial grounds than any city in the United States? Find out why on this visual stroll through historic colonial and antebellum cemeteries as … Read more
The Right Stuff: Preserving Black History and Culture Through Historical Records and Documents Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This presentation addresses the need and efforts to preserve historical records, photos, and documents on the black experience. Also, included are the … Read more
A Vanishing Southland: The Loss of Ways and Traditions Presented by Tom Poland. Tom often writes about the vanishing ways, places, and traditions that have blessed the South with a sense of place: small towns that close at noon Wednesdays, vanishing country stores, telephoning fish, wasp attacks in church, casting spells to remove warts, and … Read more
Discoveries & Surprises Along South Carolina’s Back Roads Presented by Tom Poland. Tom travels many a road off the beaten path. Three legs across South Carolina on Highway 76 reveals the state’s rich and surprising character. Other journeys have taken him from the Chattooga River to the Glendale Ruins to the Lowcountry. A surviving drive-in … Read more
Abandonment Vs. Preservation Presented by Tom Poland. In “Abandonment Vs. Preservation,” Tom uses 33 photographs from the back roads that showcase places meriting preservation, places falling into beautiful wreckage as they crumble, and places other have had the foresight to preserve. Especially revealing are “roadside museums” where self-appointed curators have established memorials to earlier times. The message is simple: … Read more
The Classroom Civil War Museum Presented by Gerald Y. Pitts. **Gerald Pitts requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. A traveling display of Lincoln and Civil War memorabilia and artifacts is available as a separate program. It requires a dedicated classroom for the day and at least six … Read more
Historic Rural Construction Presented by Nicholas Gambrell. Nick Gambrell’s passion has long been historic rural construction of the region. The lecture will cover building styles, construction methods & ranges from farmhouses to log cabins. Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.
One Piece at a Time: Moving Historic Structures Presented by Nicholas Gambrell. Nick Gambrell has moved many historic structures over the years by disassembling and reassembling. This lecture illuminates the painstaking process as well as looking at a variety of historic properties that have been relocated. Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.
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