Heritage News


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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.

Click here to research our files. The files will be open to the public until Dec 31, 2014.


Hilton Head in the Modern Era

Stories of the Sea Pines Wives

Join The Heritage Library and Coastal Discovery Museum to hear Mary Coleman, Lois Masteller, Nelle Smith, and Susan Woods tell the stories of their lives in the development year on Hilton Head Island; how they lived when they moved here, how they raised their children here, stories of the financially difficult times, stories of the years of "Camelot," and stories of the hurricane scares.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
5:30 Wine Reception; 6:00 Talk
Coligny Theater, Coligny Plaza

$25/person; $40/couple

Call the Library at 843-686-6560  or Coastal Discovery at 843-689-6767, Ext. 223 to register.

For a Complete Listing of Our Speakers & Dates Click Here!

Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island

Tuesdays, 10:00 am; $5 Donation

Join us on Tuesday mornings for a one-hour lecture about the historic sites on Hilton Head Island.  Learn the location and history of each site and leave with a map to explore on your own.

Call the library at 843-686-6560843-686-6560 to register.

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Ft. Mitchel Tours 
Presented by members of the History Department of the Heritage Library

Thursdays at 10:00 am

Tours of Ft. Mitchel are offered every Thursday at 10:00 through November 25, 2014. 
Reserve your space by calling the Coastal Discovery Museum at 843.689.6767843.689.6767.

Adults: $12; children ages 6 – 12: $7 (no children under 6 years).

Who Do You Think You Are?

Let us help you find out.  Call the library at 843-686-6560843-686-6560 to reserve one free hour with an experienced genealogist who can help you get started climbing your family tree.  By appointment only.

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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