“Living Apart From Slavery: Carolina Maroons” will be November’s Evening Program topic, at the Lake House on Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 pm. Dr. Ed West, historian for the Summerville Dorchester Museum, shares his research into “maroons”, or enslaved African-Americans who escaped their bondage to live in isolated communities in the swamps and deep forests of South Carolina and elsewhere in the south.
Dr. West, a native Charlestonian, is a graduate of The Citadel and received his medical degree in pediatrics from the Medical University of South Carolina. He recently retired from forty years of general pediatric practice and spends much of his time researching the history of Summerville and surrounding areas.
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 sinhg.org.