Mark Your Calendars for the NEW 2014 Speakers Series
Hilton Head in the Modern Era
Sponsored by the Heritage Library and the Coastal Discovery Museum
at Coligny Theater
James N. Richardson Jr. (JR)
"Coming of Age on Hilton Head Island"
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
5:30 Wine Reception; 6:00 Talk
7:15 - No Host "Lowcountry Social Dining Experience"
Bomboras Grill, Coligny Plaza
JR moved with his parents to Hilton Head in 1956, a few months before the bridge was built in 1956. His vision of life in our community was inherited from his father, J. Norris Richardson, who was named a “Founding Father” by the town of Hilton Head Island, and Charles Fraser, his mentor. As a young student of development, JR was immersed in the strategy of good development. Saving trees, designing buildings that enhance the beauty of the natural surroundings and creating neighborhoods that come alive, are part of his long record of successful endeavors.
Mr. Richardson is Chairman and CEO of the Richardson Group whose holdings include Coligny Plaza, Windmill Harbour Company, the South Carolina Yacht Club, Windmill Harbour Real Estate and Westbury Realty. He has served as a member of Coastal South Bank Share’s Board of Directors since 2003, and as a member of Coastal State Bank’s Board of Directors since 2004.
For the talk, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or Coastal Discovery Museum at 689-6767, ext. 223, or register online at www.coastaldiscovery.org.
For dinner, call Bomboras Grill, 843-689-2662; Reservations Preferred
Save these dates:
May 20, 2014 - Mr. Thomas Barnwell, Jr. "Hilton Head Fishing Co-op and the BASF Conflict"
September 23 - Rebekah Dobrasko, "Lowcountry Schools from 1920 - 1970"
November 18 - Robert Onorato, "The Development of Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove"
Donate to Birdies for Charity in the name of the Heritage Library!
Jan Alpert, Heritage Library Volunteer
and Past-President of the National Genealogical Society
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Fee: $10 for members; $15 for non-members
Thursdays at 10:00 am
Tours of Ft. Mitchel are offered every Thursday at 10:00. Reserve your space by calling the Coastal Discovery Museum at 843.689.6767.
Adults: $12; children ages 6 – 12: $7 (no children under 6 years).
Join us for a one-hour talk about 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.
A $5 donation is requested.
Call the library at 843-686-6560 to make your reservation.
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