Catch an interesting Program at Santa Elena
The Program Series at the Santa Elena History Center includes many special speakers on interesting topics related to both 16th century history/archaeology and other local interest areas. Each week, programs are posted on the calendar, and hosted in the Lecture Room on the first floor, for the General Public.
New in 2018! The Program Series is offered at no registration cost for attendees. Annual Passholders are free and others are encouraged to make a donation of their choice. Please help put some wind in our sails!
A sampling of recurring programs includes:
- The Evolution of 16th Century Maps
- The Pocahontas Connection
- Calories & Conquistadors
- The Last Crusader, Pedro Menendez de Aviles
- Discovery and Early Excavations of Santa Elena
- And much much more!
The Heritage Library Beaufort Branch also hosts genealogy classes on a weekly basis. Their topics include:
- Genealogy 101
- Researching Military Records
- African-American Ancestry
- Exploring German Roots
- Utilizing US Census Records
- And so much more!
We welcome folks to express interest in adding to our array of topics. If you would like to offer a presentation (even only once) please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a sampling of our upcoming events below. Secure your spot by registering online. Walk-ins also welcome. Visit our Calendar for the full list!
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cost; $15.00 ($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”) Instructor: Presented by Peter Somerville and Philip Cromer Fold3, formerly Footnote, advertises itself as “The web’s premier collection of original military records.” The website[...]
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Discovery and First Excavations of Santa Elena w/ historical background presented by Professor Larry Rowland Instructors: John Goldsborough & Larry Rowland An overview of attempts by the Spanish to settle La Florida The toehold[...]
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Instructor: Richard Thomas Description:A favorite hideaway for the Brethren of the Deep, the waters in and around Port Royal Sound offered ample seclusion and multiple routes of entrance and escape from pursuing vessels. Some of[...]
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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[...]
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learn: Santa Elena and the Pocahontas Connection Fri. April 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a 45 minute presentation of Santa Elena and the Pocahontas Connection! Program Description: A 45 minute[...]
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
From Columbus to Jamestown: The Mapping of America in the 16th Century Saturday February 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm Program Description: This is a 100 minute presentation reflecting the awkward and imperfect discovery of the “New[...]
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Richard Thomas Description: The site of Santa Elena evidences 3,500 years of habitation before the establishment of the Spanish colony there in 1566. Learn about the various peoples who inhabited these shores before the European[...]
Spain Trip ~ April 14 – 22, 2018 Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Spain with your Beaufort Friends. Three non-profit organizations – Friends of the Beaufort Library, Osher Life Long Learning, and Santa[...]