SINHG Explores “Lost Charleston”

The final SINHG (Seabrook Island Natural History Group) Evening Program of the fall season will take place at The Lake House, on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 7:00 pm.  The presentation will explore “Lost Charleston” with author Leigh Handal, whose book of the same title was published in 2019.  It will recall the many mansions, hotels, markets, and restaurants that disappeared during much of the 20th century when the city reinvented itself as a tourist destination after the devastations of the Civil War and natural disasters such as the 1886 earthquake.

Handal has also co-authored the training manual used by the city’s licensed tour guides and is active in the preservation campaign for the St. James Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Historical Site. Professionally, Handal worked for many years in public relations and has served as the local chapter president of the Public Relations Society of America. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and The College of Charleston, for which she served as president of the college’s Alumni Association.

SINHG Evening Programs are open to all Seabrook Island residents and guests.
There is a $5 fee for non SINHG members. To preregister visit, please click here.

Seabrook Island Natural History Group explores the ecology, history, and culture of the Carolina Lowcountry.  Come explore with us!  For more information about SINHG, please go to

-Submitted by Norm Powers for SINHG