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2015 Sunday Programs

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

2:00 pm at the Heritage Library

Dr. David Kendall

"When Descendants Become Ancestors"


Admission Free.  Reservations required.


"Hilton Head in the Modern Era"

Todd Ballantine, Environmentalist

"Connecting Nature and Human Nature; Hilton Head Island's Environmental Future

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
5:30 pm at Coligny Theater, Coligny Plaza

 $30 per person; $45 per couple.

Call 843-686-6560 for reservations

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2015 History Day


Join Us for a trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

August 30 - September 5, 2015

Deadline for Registration May 22, 2015

Click here for more details

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History Programs

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Tuesday Morning History Programs

Tuesdays, 10:00 am; $5 per person

February 24, 2015 - 10:00 am

The Gullah People and Culture:  The presentation will discuss how the Gullah People came to Hilton Head and the efforts to save their culture and history for future generations.


Join us for "Historic Sites" on March 3

  Our Winter Ancestry Classes   

Searching for Eastern Canadian Ancestors

Presented by Bruce Arnold
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Bruce will provide a brief history of the development of Canada as a country and then talk about genealogy research in each of the eastern Provinces from Ontario to the East.

 $10 for members; $15 for non-members

Reservations Required


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The Heritage Library has spent years compiling hospital rolls, cemetery records, Town of Mitchelville citizens' lists, Union Soldiers and US Colored Troops files to identify almost 3000 people who lived and died on Hilton Head Island during the Civil War years.

The files will be open to the public until April 30, 2015.

Click here for teacher resources on the Civil War

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Click here to research our files

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Fort Mitchel Tours

Thursdays, March 5, 2015 - November 19

10:00 am

On this history tour, you'll visit a well preserved example of a Civil War Era coastal artillery battery.  Learn about what life on Hilton Head Island was like for northern soldiers during the Union occupation from 1861-1866.  This guided walking tour addresses the origin, construction and operation of the earthworks and describes day-to-day life on the garrison during the occupation of Hilton Head Island and surrounding islands of the Lowcountry.

$12 per adult; $7 per child ages 7-12; Please, no children under 7

Call Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767, ext 223 to reserve.

  83.jpg (448 × 336) Who Do You Think You Are?

Let us help you find out.  Call the library at 843-686-6560 to reserve one free hour with an experienced genealogist who can help you get started climbing your family tree.  By appointment only.

  For All Programs except Ft. Mitchel tours,

Call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560

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South Carolina Genealogy & History Library

The Heritage Library Foundation
852 William Hilton Parkway | 2nd FloorSuite A-2
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
p. 843.686.6560 | f. 843.686-6506