John’s Island History at SINHG Evening Program – October 11

The sometimes tumultuous history of John’s Island will be the focus of October’s SINHG Evening Program on Thursday evening, October 11th, at 7:30 at the Lake House. Popular historian Doug Bostick, who has led a number of SINHG Trips exploring the island’s Revolutionary and Civil War history, will outline the island’s key role as an agricultural and military crossroads for hundreds of years, pinpointing many of the sites on the island where both conflict and cooperation have swept through the landscape.

Doug Bostick received his Master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and is the author of twenty-six books of history as well as a frequent leader of SINHG Trips focusing on barrier island and Charleston history. He served as the editor for a series of books commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, while his book on the landmark Morris Island Lighthouse in Charleston Harbor was named Book Of The Year by the Foundation For Coast Guard History. He currently serves as Executive Director of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust.

SINHG Evening Programs are open to all Seabrook Island residents and their guests. There is a $5 donation for non-SINHG members. For more information about the Seabrook Island Natural History Group, visit

-Submitted by Norm Powers, on behalf of SINHG