Join the South Carolina Archives & History Foundation for our Spring Speaker Series. The three-part lecture is free for members of the SCAHF and $5.00 per lecture for non-members.
These programs will be held virtually using Webex. Noon – 1:00 PM
FEBRUARY 16: Preserving Family Treasures
Speaker: Oriana Windham, Conservation Archivist, SC Dept. of Archives & History
Family papers and photographs are tangible reminders of past generations and important building blocks in documenting family and community histories. Oriana will discuss the proper steps to handle, stabilize, store, and preserve family papers, photographs, and other essential documents to prolong the life of your treasured heirlooms.
MARCH 16: The Excavation of Castle Pinckney
Speaker: John Fisher, USC SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
This small masonry fortification constructed by the United States government by 1810, in the harbor of Charleston, served as a prisoner-of-war camp and artillery position and in 1970 was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the latest on what has been discovered through excavation.
APRIL 20: The Green Book
Speaker: Dawn Dawson House, SC African American Heritage Commission
The original Green Book was an African American travel guide to safe harbors & welcoming establishments across the United States, printed until the mid-1960s. And now the first mobile travel guide to African American cultural sites across South Carolina. Created by the S.C. African American Heritage Commission, it provides residents and visitors from around the world a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating enriching cultural experiences across the state of South Carolina. It is enhancing other programs like Black Carolinians Speak and the South Carolina Family Reunion Toolkit.