Friday, November 4, 2011

Beaufort County Historical Society: In celebration of Veteran's Day

2011 Fall Speakers Series for Beaufort County Historical Society:
In celebration of Veteran's Day

The Beaufort County Historical Society presents Kristina Dunn Johnson, Curator of History at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. She will discuss the history of the Beaufort National Cemetery, Thursday, Nov. 10 (the day BEFORE official Veteran's Day).

All meetings are held at noon at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Beaufort, SC. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend at no charge.

Kristina earned a Bachelor’s degree in history with a concentration in Civil War Era studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Master’s degree in public history from the University of South Carolina. She also furthered her studies at Gettysburg College.

Kristina has previously worked at Historic Columbia Foundation, Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Atlanta History Center.

Kristina recently published her first book, No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of South Carolina (History Press, 2009). Additionally, she has served as a history consultant for the History Channel, South Carolina Educational Television, and ABC Columbia’s "Hidden Columbia" segments.

Please RSVP to Pamela Ovens 843-785-2767 by Nov. 6th at 5 pm for an optional light lunch catered by Debbi Covington will be served at 11:30 for $10.

Upcoming Events:

Dec. 1-4 Sesquicentennial Commemoration-Historic Honey Horn, Hilton Head. Beaufort County Historical Society will be on the grounds near the re-enactors. Come by and say hello.

Dec. 8- Long time Beaufort County Historical Society member and former Treasurer, Bubba VonHarten will discuss his new book Little Geech: A Shrimper's Story.

The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest association in Beaufort County dedicated to the study and preservation of history. A member based organization, the society was established in 1939.

For further information contact: Pamela Ovens-President or call 843-785-2767 or visit our website