Native Americans of South Carolina
Apr
24
10:30 AM10:30

Native Americans of South Carolina

Journey in a full circle around South Carolina. Learn all the tribes that traveled and settled in the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern parts of the state. Discuss how these tribes functioned within their communities, and how they joined other tribe. Understand how their locations defined them.

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Historic Bike Tour
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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The Story of Fort Fremont
May
1
10:30 AM10:30

The Story of Fort Fremont

Fort Fremont was built in 1899 by the Army Corps of Engineers using local labor on condemned private property on Saint Helena Island across the Beaufort River from the Naval Station. It was designed to play a vital role in the protection of the Navy's dry dock and coaling station which remained critical to the Atlantic Fleet during the Spanish American War period.
The main weapon systems consisted of three 10-inch breech-loaded disappearing cannons    and two 4.7-inch rapid fire guns.

Come to hear Joe Lee from The Friends of Fort Fremont talk about the exciting things they are been doing with the site.

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Historic Bike Tour
May
2
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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The Battle of Port Royal
May
8
10:30 AM10:30

The Battle of Port Royal

Learn about what happened on November 7, 1861, when Union forces consisting of 75 Naval vessels and almost 13,000 Union troops attacked Confederate Forts Walker, on Hilton Head Island, and Beauregard, on St. Phillips Island.  This was the largest naval encounter ever to take place in American waters and the largest amphibious landing by American soldiers until World War II.

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Historic Bike Tour
May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island
May
22
10:30 AM10:30

Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island

Join us for a one-and one-half-hour talk about the history of Hilton Head Island and the historic sites on the island accompanied by a  map that you can then use for your own self-guided tour of the sites by car or by bicycle.
Hilton Head Island has an extensive and varied history, and much of that history can still be seen and enjoyed at a variety of sites around the island. See the tabby remains of the Stoney-Baynard plantation house in Sea Pines, and the ramparts of Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation.  Visit the Mitchelville kiosk in Fish Haul Park to learn about the first self-governed black community created during the Civil War, and the Gullah Museum on Gum Tree Road to learn of the Gullah community that continues to flourish on the island. 
 

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Historic Bike Tour
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Zion Living History Tours
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, 1950 to Present
Apr
10
10:30 AM10:30

The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, 1950 to Present

Follow the timbering era and resort development as they pertain to the women whose causes helped establish a way of life on Hilton Head Island. Their decisions--from the home, to the environment, to the Arts, to the town---made living on Hilton Head Island more welcoming. This program ends when the journey becomes the current history.

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Nelle and Ora Smith, Book Talk and Signing
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Nelle and Ora Smith, Book Talk and Signing

From the Stories of the Sea Pines Wives comes the memories of Nelle and Ora Smith, wife and daughter of John Gettys Smith.  The family moved to Hilton Head in 1963 so that John could take a position with Charles Fraser and help develop and market the new Sea Pines Plantation.

Join us to hear stories from John's journal and Nelle's and Ora's memories.

Seating is limited!  Reservations required.

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Zion Living History Tours
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Free Research Sites
Apr
5
10:30 AM10:30

Free Research Sites

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Beaufort Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Beaufort Branch

Cost: $15.00    ($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”)

Instructor: Amanda Hughes

Sources such as Google, Find-a-Grave, state archives and many more can add valuable data to your family’s past — and the best part is that they are FREE!  By learning how to utilize these sources, a family researcher can possibly fill in some of the missing links of their family story or even discovering something brand new!  This class is appropriate for all levels of genealogists, including beginners.

Advance registration (by following the link below) is strongly recommended.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Zion Living History Tours
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Help Session for Family Tree Maker 2017 - Afternoon Session
Mar
28
1:30 PM13:30

Help Session for Family Tree Maker 2017 - Afternoon Session

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

Are you currently using Mackiev's Family Tree Maker 2017? Do you have questions? Need a review of how to work with specific parts of this software? Join us for a help session. Feel free to bring your laptop and your questions and we will try to get you on track.  

This class is for those using FTM 2017 who have attended at least one of the basic classes on the program. This is NOT an introductory class. Please bring previous class handouts on FTM 2017 with you as a reference. 

Requirements: This session is for those currently using Family Tree Maker 2017 and/or those who have taken a previous FTM 2017 class at the Heritage Library.  Come with specific questions or things you want reviewed. If you want to be certain your question is answered in writing, email cclemens318@roadrunner.com by March 17th and she will try to include it in the class handout.

For this class, laptops are welcome!

Presented by Carol Clemens
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Historic Bike Tour
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, to 1950
Mar
27
10:30 AM10:30

The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, to 1950

Follow the journey of the women who came first to Hilton Head Island. Their journeys tell about their strong commitments to this island and how they made life here stronger and better.  The role of women has changed through out history because of their commitment and dedication. This program begins with life before the Plantation Era and ends with the timber days of the early 1900s

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Zion Living History Tours
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online

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Researching Military Records in Fold3
Mar
22
10:30 AM10:30

Researching Military Records in Fold3

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Beaufort Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Beaufort Branch

Cost: $15.00    ($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”)

Instructors: Peter Somerville and Philip Cromer

Fold3, formerly Footnote, advertises itself as “The web’s premier collection of original military records.” The website has records from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican and Indian War, theCivil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War, as well as some non-military collections.

Fold3 is a subscription website if used from home, but it is available at the Heritage Library for our patrons.

Advance registration (by following the link below) is strongly recommended.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Researching Military Records in Fold3
Mar
21
1:30 PM13:30

Researching Military Records in Fold3

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

Fold3, formerly Footnote, advertises itself as “The web’s premier collection of original military records.” The website has records from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican and Indian War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War, as well as some non-military collections. Fold3 is a subscription website if used from home, but it is available at the Heritage Library for our patrons.

Presented by Peter Somerville
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Historic Bike Tour
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Zion Living History Tours
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Autosomal DNA - Make the Most of your Results
Mar
14
1:30 PM13:30

Autosomal DNA - Make the Most of your Results

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

Have you tested your autosomal DNA? Learn how to make the most of your results!

If you have tested your autosomal DNA with Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, or 23andme, this lecture is for you.  Jan Alpert will review all three websites with suggestions for contacting cousins and analyzing your DNA results.  She will also show you how to download your results to www.gedmatch.com and find matches from the other sites with whom you have not tested.  She will provide examples of triangulation or "circles" on Ancestry and how those are your most important matches.  The course is for people who have already tested their autosomal DNA.

Presented by Jan Alpert, FNGS
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Historic Bike Tour
Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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