Members of the Seabrook Island Natural History Group (SINHG) have taken to the road for the group’s autumn series of SINHG Trips exploring the history, ecology and culture of the Lowcountry. Members walked downtown’s historic Tradd Street to learn about the “Angel Of Tradd”, Susan Pringle Frost, whose preservation efforts led to Charleston’s first designated historic district and established awareness of the city’s rich architectural heritage. The city’s troubled ties with the Caribbean slave trade was the focus of another downtown tour, particularly ties with Barbados, from which many enslaved workers were imported. Civil War history came to life for another group of members at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center on the Cooper River, where the group’s private tour of the H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine’s restoration explored the many mysteries surrounding the submarine’s fate waiting to be solved. A more contemporary perspective emerged during a group tour of Charleston’s Channel 2 hosted by weathercaster Rob Fowler, who guided the group through the station’s studios and news gathering infrastructure. SINHG Trips continue through mid-December. To learn more about SINHG membership, visit sinhg.org.
-Submitted by Norm Powers, for SINHG
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