SINHG with Us

SINHG with Us, a weekly summary of SINHG trips

SINHG Tours St. Andrews

Recent mist and rain failed to dampen the spirits of SINHG members when they visited St. Andrews Parish Church for a tour with Paul Porwoll. The church was established in 1706 and is the oldest surviving structure used for worship south of Virginia. It is also the only remaining colonial cruciform church in South Carolina. Built to serve Anglican planters, it has seen prosperity, ruin, and resurrection in its 300+ years. It was one of two buildings not burned down by the Union troops during the Civil War when they swept through that area. It suffered severe damage from the earthquake of 1886, survived fires and countless Lowcountry hurricane seasons, and underwent extensive renovations in 2004 and 2005. Now thriving, it faces the latest threat of who owns the building under an Episcopal-Anglican legal challenge.

-Frank Stare, on behalf of SINHG

News From Seabrook Island Natural History Group

Hello SINHG Members!

Before holiday activities set in, here’s some late-year updates on what’s happening with SINHG……

Cindy Siegel has stepped up to the plate and taken over membership duties from your longtime membership coordinator Dave Osborne. After a varied career in education from college administration to math teacher, Cindy and Rich (who is our Nature Trail coordinator) retired to Seabrook from southwest New York State to be closer to family and to enjoy the benefits of island life. Thanks for pitching in, Cindy!

Speaking of membership, renewal forms for 2018-2019 will be sent out in the near future. Be sure to keep your membership and contact information current. And remember that our fiscal year runs from June 1 – May 31, so if you haven’t renewed for the current 2017-2018 fiscal year, please do so now. You can find renewal forms on our website.

And most exciting of all, our Spring 2018 Expedition schedule will be released within the month, with lots of new destinations and the return of some old favorites. Adventure awaits!

Happy holidays, y’all!

-Submitted by your SINHG Board of Directors

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