A little known chapter in Charleston’s Revolutionary War history will be the subject of The Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s November Evening Program on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Lake House offered by historian and author John Young. The Lesser Known Charleston Tea Party will examine the arrival in Charleston Harbor in 1774 of a British ship carrying seven chests of tea which met much the same fate as a more famous shipment in Boston’s harbor.
John Young’s book about the incident is due to be published next year by Evening Post Books. After serving as education director at The Old Exchange in downtown Charleston, Young is currently Assistant Director and Operations Manager at The Powder Magazine, where he helped design the current exhibit there and edited its companion book, Arsenal Of History. He has also served as editor for two books on Charleston’s history, Lost Charleston and Stolen Charleston, by J. Grahame Long.
All Seabrook Island residents and their guests are welcome to attend Young’s program. There is a $5 charge for non-SINHG members. Visit sinhg.org to pre-register or for more information about membership.
-Submitted by Norm Powers, for SINHG