Hilton Head ~ Siege of Savannah Lecture at Coastal Discovery Museum
Join us on March 14 at 3 pm when we will go back in time with Aaron Bradford, a direct ancestor of Plimoth Plantation’s Governor William Bradford. The History Forum of the Lowcountry, in association with the Coastal Discovery Museum and Coastal Heritage Society are presenting this program.
In the fog of the early morning on October 9, 1779, armies clashed at the Western edge of Savannah, as French and American troops attempted to take back the occupied city from the British, who had captured it in 1778. After just under an hour, 800 men had been killed or wounded in what would be one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution and a crushing defeat for the Americans and French. Learn more about this fascinating conflict and its place in the larger narrative of American history with Coastal Heritage Society Military Interpretation Coordinator Aaron Bradford. A question and answer period will follow.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext, 224. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive, with a temporary entrance on Eastbound 278, between Spanish Wells Road and Gum Tree Road.