Early Charleston History Focus of SINHG Evening Program

The Seabrook Island Natural History Group begins its autumn series of evening programs on September 13th at the Lake House with a discussion of Charleston’s first two hundred years presented by Katherine Pemberton of the Historic Charleston Foundation.

Charleston’s growth as a major port and cultural center survived two hundred years of social and political upheaval, not to mention the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Ms. Pemberton’s presentation, “From Walled City to Reconstruction,” will use period maps and illustrations to outline this dynamic period in the city’s history.

Ms. Pemberton is Manager of Research and Education at Historic Charleston Foundation, whose staff she joined in 1996. She is also an adjunct professor for the Clemson/College of Charleston graduate program in Historic Preservation and has served as co-chair of the Mayor’s Walled City Task Force. Her principal research interest has been the fortifications of colonial Charles Towne.

SINHG Evening Programs will continue in October with “The History of John’s Island” presented by popular historian Doug Bostik, and in November with “Carolina Maroons – Exiles Of Slavery” with Ed West of the Summerville-Dorchester Museum. All Seabrook Island residents and their guests are welcome to attend. There is a $5 charge for non-SINHG members. Visit the SINHG website for more information about membership.

-Submitted by Norm Powers, on behalf of SINHG