Bike Tours In A Historic District
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tours In A Historic District

Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts. Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Registration required. Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance when registering.

This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island 

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Haunted History Tales
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

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

The Island’s history comes to life every Thursday at 10:00am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing and publically accessible sites.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Genealogical Organizations and Societies
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Genealogical Organizations and Societies

You are not alone in your research - there are a number of genealogical organizations and conferences that you can join to learn more and benefit from the resources made available. This class will be a review of some of the organizations with a genealogy focus and will include application processes. Emphasis is placed on Daughters of the American Revolution since this is a database available to anyone for research.

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Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. 

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required

This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island

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Rediscovering the Discovery of America
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Rediscovering the Discovery of America

Typically attributed to Columbus’ 1492 landfall in the Bahamas, the discovery of America as we know it was a sequence of events that transpired over a period of at least 115 years. Learn about the facts behind the myths that have shaped our understanding of American history for centuries.

Classroom 115
$15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members
Registration required

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Bike Tours In A Historic District
Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tours In A Historic District

Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts. Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Registration required. Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance when registering.

This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island 

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Genealogy Research - Where to Start for Free
Oct
23
12:30 PM12:30

Genealogy Research - Where to Start for Free

Presented by Amanda Hughes
Heritage Library Volunteer

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Classroom 115, USCB Hilton Head Campus

Sites 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 discover something brand new. This class is appropriate for all levels of genealogists, including beginners.

$15 for Members; $20 for Non-Members


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Haunted History Tales
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island

For three special nights experience the chills of the paranormal stories of the Lowcountry as our history docent and Zion Witch introduce you to the ghosts of times past and lead you through the 18th and 19th century stories of our past as told by our living history costumed characters. You will meet Captain Jack Stoney, Lydia Davant, Mary Kirk, William Eddings Baynard and more as they tell the firsthand tales of The Baynard Funeral Procession and the Blue Lady of Hilton Head.

Not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Corner of 278 & Mathews Drive

$15 per adult/ $10 per child (ages 10-16)

Sunday rain date at d7:00pm

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Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island
Oct
24
8:30 PM20:30

Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island

For three special nights experience the chills of the paranormal stories of the Lowcountry as our history docent and Zion Witch introduce you to the ghosts of times past and lead you through the 18th and 19th century stories of our past as told by our living history costumed characters. You will meet Captain Jack Stoney, Lydia Davant, Mary Kirk, William Eddings Baynard and more as they tell the firsthand tales of The Baynard Funeral Procession and the Blue Lady of Hilton Head.

Not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Corner of 278 & Mathews Drive

$15 per adult/ $10 per child (ages 10-16)

Sunday rain date at d7:00pm

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Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island

For three special nights experience the chills of the paranormal stories of the Lowcountry as our history docent and Zion Witch introduce you to the ghosts of times past and lead you through the 18th and 19th century stories of our past as told by our living history costumed characters. You will meet Captain Jack Stoney, Lydia Davant, Mary Kirk, William Eddings Baynard and more as they tell the firsthand tales of The Baynard Funeral Procession and the Blue Lady of Hilton Head.

Not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Corner of 278 & Mathews Drive

$15 per adult/ $10 per child (ages 10-16)

Sunday rain date at d7:00pm

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Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island
Oct
25
8:30 PM20:30

Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island

For three special nights experience the chills of the paranormal stories of the Lowcountry as our history docent and Zion Witch introduce you to the ghosts of times past and lead you through the 18th and 19th century stories of our past as told by our living history costumed characters. You will meet Captain Jack Stoney, Lydia Davant, Mary Kirk, William Eddings Baynard and more as they tell the firsthand tales of The Baynard Funeral Procession and the Blue Lady of Hilton Head.

Not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Corner of 278 & Mathews Drive

$15 per adult/ $10 per child (ages 10-16)

Sunday rain date at d7:00pm

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Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island

For three special nights experience the chills of the paranormal stories of the Lowcountry as our history docent and Zion Witch introduce you to the ghosts of times past and lead you through the 18th and 19th century stories of our past as told by our living history costumed characters. You will meet Captain Jack Stoney, Lydia Davant, Mary Kirk, William Eddings Baynard and more as they tell the firsthand tales of The Baynard Funeral Procession and the Blue Lady of Hilton Head.

Not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Corner of 278 & Mathews Drive

$15 per adult/ $10 per child (ages 10-16)

Sunday rain date at d7:00pm

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Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island
Oct
26
8:30 PM20:30

Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island

For three special nights experience the chills of the paranormal stories of the Lowcountry as our history docent and Zion Witch introduce you to the ghosts of times past and lead you through the 18th and 19th century stories of our past as told by our living history costumed characters. You will meet Captain Jack Stoney, Lydia Davant, Mary Kirk, William Eddings Baynard and more as they tell the firsthand tales of The Baynard Funeral Procession and the Blue Lady of Hilton Head.

Not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Corner of 278 & Mathews Drive

$15 per adult/ $10 per child (ages 10-16)

Sunday rain date at d7:00pm

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Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. 

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required

This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island

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Historic Markers & Sites on Hilton Head Island
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Markers & Sites on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is home to 22 significant historic sites and many other state historical markers which point out the location of events or places that combine to tell Hilton Head’s rich story. View the full range of Hilton Head’s history through the artifacts and locations that mark the path of its evolution.

Classroom 115
$15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members
Registration required

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Bike Tours In A Historic District
Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tours In A Historic District

Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts. Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Registration required. Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance when registering.

This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island 

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Haunted History Tales
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

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

The Island’s history comes to life every Thursday at 10:00am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing and publically accessible sites.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. 

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required

This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island

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Bike Tours In A Historic District
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tours In A Historic District

Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts. Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Registration required. Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance when registering.

This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island 

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Haunted History Tales
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

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

The Island’s history comes to life every Thursday at 10:00am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing and publically accessible sites.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. 

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required

This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island

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Bike Tours In A Historic District
Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tours In A Historic District

Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts. Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Registration required. Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance when registering.

This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island 

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Haunted History Tales
Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

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

The Island’s history comes to life every Thursday at 10:00am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing and publically accessible sites.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Haunted History Tales
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Civil War Generals of Hilton Head Island
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Civil War Generals of Hilton Head Island

As the headquarters for the Department of the South during the Civil War and early Reconstruction years, Hilton Head was home to many notable United States Army General Officers whose lives materially changed the course of history in our country. Learn who they were and why their stories are so impactful.

Classroom 115
$15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members
Registration required

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Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island

  • Hilton Head Island, SC United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island, a weekend of Sea Island traditions. December 6-9th, 2019. Featuring authentic food, historic church experiences, holiday market, trolley and bike tours, ancestry research and a community tree lighting.

This weekend of events is presented as a partnership with the Heritage Library, Mitchelville Preservation Project, Coastal Discovery Museum, Gullah Museum, the Hilton Head Island Land Trust, and the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island
Dec
7
9:30 AM09:30

Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island

  • Hilton Head Island, SC United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island, a weekend of Sea Island traditions. December 6-9th, 2019. Featuring authentic food, historic church experiences, holiday market, trolley and bike tours, ancestry research and a community tree lighting.

This weekend of events is presented as a partnership with the Heritage Library, Mitchelville Preservation Project, Coastal Discovery Museum, Gullah Museum, the Hilton Head Island Land Trust, and the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island

  • Hilton Head Island, SC United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island, a weekend of Sea Island traditions. December 6-9th, 2019. Featuring authentic food, historic church experiences, holiday market, trolley and bike tours, ancestry research and a community tree lighting.

This weekend of events is presented as a partnership with the Heritage Library, Mitchelville Preservation Project, Coastal Discovery Museum, Gullah Museum, the Hilton Head Island Land Trust, and the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island

  • Hilton Head Island, SC United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island, a weekend of Sea Island traditions. December 6-9th, 2019. Featuring authentic food, historic church experiences, holiday market, trolley and bike tours, ancestry research and a community tree lighting.

This weekend of events is presented as a partnership with the Heritage Library, Mitchelville Preservation Project, Coastal Discovery Museum, Gullah Museum, the Hilton Head Island Land Trust, and the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

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General Mitchel and the Founding of Mitchelville
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

General Mitchel and the Founding of Mitchelville

A child prodigy and one of the youngest graduates in the history of West Point, Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel was an astronomer, college professor, engineer and lawyer before he re-entered military service at the beginning of the Civil War. Learn how his unique experience prepared him to envision a smoothly functioning and fully-self-governing village of former slaves in the midst of enemy territory.

Classroom 115
$15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members
Registration required

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Cemeteries and Families of Hilton Head Island
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Cemeteries and Families of Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is home to fourteen Native Islander cemeteries, some dating to plantation burial grounds in Colonial times, and is the site of the Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery, the resting place of the Patriots and Planters. The families represented in these cemeteries have forged the current character and made the history that characterizes Hilton Head’s uniqueness.

Classroom 115
$15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members
Registration required

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Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. 

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required

This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island

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Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

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

The Island’s history comes to life every Thursday at 10:00am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing and publically accessible sites.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

View Event →
Haunted History Tales
Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2017/2019; Moving Beyond the Basics
Oct
9
12:30 PM12:30

MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2017/2019; Moving Beyond the Basics

Presented by Carol Clemens
Heritage Library Volunteer

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Classroom 115, USCB Hilton Head Campus

Learn to go “beyond the basics” of the Mackiev FTM 2017/2019 program. Topics covered include how to use the publish tab to create a book of your family research, find and fix both data and people errors, and more. Prerequisite: This is not a beginner’s class and is intended for those who have already taken the basic MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2017 class (Get With the Program!) and are familiar with the software through regular use. Please contact Carol Clemens at cclemens318@gmail.com if you have questions.

$15 for Members; $20 for Non-Members


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Bike Tours In A Historic District
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tours In A Historic District

Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts. Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Registration required. Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance when registering.

This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island 

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Black American Family Research
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Black American Family Research

This class is designed to offer techniques and resources of special interest to those researching Black American family history. The class begins by describing the methods basic to to all family research regardless of ethnicity and moves on to offer ways or moving beyond the 1870 brick wall which complicates most Black American research.

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Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. 

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required

This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island

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Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

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

The Island’s history comes to life every Thursday at 10:00am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing and publically accessible sites.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Haunted History Tales
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Scottish Ancestry
Oct
2
12:30 PM12:30

Scottish Ancestry

Presented by Barbara Friis
Heritage Library Volunteer

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Classroom 115, USCB Hilton Head Campus

Searching for your Scottish ancestors? Learn about your family clan, surname and origin. Dive into online vital records and learn how to access Scotland’s archives. Receive a packet of maps, websites, and a bibliography to help you on your journey.

$15 for Members; $20 for Non-Members


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Bike Tours In A Historic District
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tours In A Historic District

Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts. Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Registration required. Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance when registering.

This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island 

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Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. 

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required

This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island

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Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

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

The Island’s history comes to life every Thursday at 10:00am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing and publically accessible sites.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Haunted History Tales
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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HeritageQuest and FamilySearch Online
Sep
25
12:30 PM12:30

HeritageQuest and FamilySearch Online

Presented by Susan Dobbs
Heritage Library Head Librarian

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Classroom 115, USCB Hilton Head Campus

Heritage Quest is a family history database that includes access to: census data, wills and probates, immigration records, public records, Revolutionary War Pension data, Freedman’s Bank records, historical maps, some land records and access to state and some international sites. This database can be accessed at Heritage Library or at home with a Heritage Library membership. Family Search is a free site offered by the Latter Day Saints Church/Family History Library in Salt Lake City. An overview of the site will be provided as well as a demonstration of where the digitized versions of the LDS’ microfilmed records for the US and all foreign countries.

$15 for Members; $20 for Non-Members


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Bike Tours In A Historic District
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tours In A Historic District

Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts. Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Registration required. Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance when registering.

This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island 

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Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. 

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required

This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island

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Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

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

The Island’s history comes to life every Thursday at 10:00am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing and publically accessible sites.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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Haunted History Tales
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Haunted History Tales

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesdays 8:30pm, or check heritagelib.org/Tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144.

$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
Registration required.

This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island

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MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2017/2019; Get With the Program
Sep
18
12:30 PM12:30

MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2017/2019; Get With the Program

Presented by Carol Clemens
Heritage Library Volunteer

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Classroom 115, USCB Hilton Head Campus

Are you researching and saving your info on scraps of paper, posting your tree on line at Ancestry.com or doing nothing with your research? If so, this class is for you! None of the above will allow you to prepare, print out, or easily share a nice, polished genealogy product. You need genealogy software such as MacKiev’s Family Tree Maker (FTM) 2017 or 2019. Come and learn the value of using the correct tools for producing the products you need.

$15 for Members; $20 for Non-Members


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Bike Tours In A Historic District
Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tours In A Historic District

Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts. Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Registration required. Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance when registering.

This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island 

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Native Americans of Port Royal Sound
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Native Americans of Port Royal Sound

This talk focuses on the people who occupied the local area for at least 3,000 years prior to the arrival of the Spanish in this area in 1715. The people the early English settlers called the “Cusabo” were actually between 12-19 loosely affiliated tribes speaking a common language who lived on the shores of the Port Royal Sound and its rivers.

Classroom 115
$15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members
Registration required

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Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. 

$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required

This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island

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