General Mitchel and Reconstruction Presented by Lou Benfante History Department Chair Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island The name of General Ormsby Mitchel lives on through two island sites that were named for him: Fort Mitchel and Mitchelville, the community he founded for slaves that had […]

Historic Sites of Hilton Head Island Presented by Lou Benfante History Department Chair Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island Join us for a 1½-hour talk about the history of Hilton Head Island and the historic sites on the island accompanied by a  map that you can […]

The Story of Santa Elena Presented by Rich Thomas Heritage Library Board Member Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island At the crossroads of Colonial America, Santa Elena has witnessed the march of history. Founded in 1566 before Jamestown or Plymouth, this little-known settlement served as the […]

The Gullah People and Culture Presented by Dee Phillips History Department Co-Chair Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island Brought to the island as slaves, the Gullah people created their own vibrant culture and language in relative isolation from the outside world. Learn about their traditions, how […]

Sea Pines 1950 – 1983 Presented by Rich Thomas Heritage Library Board Member Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island The modern era of Hilton Head Island’s history began when Charles Fraser began developing Sea Pines from timber land owned by his family. Learn about how our […]

Cemeteries of Hilton Head Island Presented by Kathy Smith Heritage Library Volunteer Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island Every cemetery tells a story, and the 16 known cemeteries on Hilton Head Island each provide a glimpse into the lives of the people who once called the […]

The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, to 1950 Presented by Dee Phillips History Department Co-Chair Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island Follow the journey of the women who came first to Hilton Head Island. Their journeys tell about their […]

The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, 1950 to Present Presented by Kathy Smith Heritage Library Volunteer Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island Follow the timbering era and resort development as they pertain to the women whose causes helped establish […]

Pedro Menendez, “The Last Crusader”  Presented by Rich Thomas Heritage Library Board Member Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm Class location: USCB Hilton Head Island Campus Known as the John Wayne of his time, Menendez was an advisor to King Phillip II of Spain and was the founder of the first lasting European settlement […]