The Heritage Library will present a special talk and PowerPoint presentation about Hilton Head Island’s storied past and historic sites to acquaint visitors with our history. There is a map that is given out that you can then use for your own self-guided tour of the sites and you are encouraged to explore them on their own – on foot, by bicycle or by car. 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 Creek 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.
This historic talk is held on every Tuesday morning from 10:30 -11:30. A $5 donation is requested, and reservations are required. Call the library at 843-686-6560 to make your reservation.