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Beaufort - Five Centuries of History

Historic beaufort foundation and uscb center for the arts are proud to present five nights, five weeks, and five centuries of history as beaufort's premiere historians discuss the old beaufort district from settlement to the 20th century.

thursday, jan. 13 -
exploration, settlement & revolution, 1521-1782

Presented by Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland and Dr. Stephen R. Wise.

Dr. Rowland is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History for the University of South Carolina, Beaufort and previously held roles with the University as Professor of History and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Rowland is author of numerous articles, books and book reviews on South Carolina and Sea Island history.

Dr. Wise, Museum Curator and Cultural Resources Manager at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, has written and edited a number of works including Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War, a highly acclaimed, comprehensive account of the Confederate effort to deliver supplies through the northern blockade and Gate of Hell: The Campaign for Charleston Harbor 1863, which received the South Carolina Historical Society award as the best book written in 1994 on South Carolina History.

Thursday, January 20 – “King Cotton,” “Calculating the Value of the Union,” and the Mindset of Beaufort, 1783-1860

Presented by Dr. John M. McCardell, Jr. and Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland.

Dr. McCardell, Vice Chancellor Emeritus of Sewanee, The University of the South and retired Professor of History, is a distinguished historian and respected national leader in liberal arts education. A scholar of the American South and a prolific writer, Dr. McCardell is author of The Idea of a Southern Nation, which won the Allan Nevins Prize in 1977, and has authored may essays, chapters, articles and book reviews. His specialty is U.S. history in the 19th century with special emphasis on the Old South and on American historiography.

Dr. Rowland is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History for the University of South Carolina, Beaufort and previously held roles with the University as Professor of History and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Rowland is author of numerous articles, books and book reviews on South Carolina and Sea Island history.

Thursday, January 27 – The War of the Rebellion & the Rehearsal for Reconstruction, 1860-1868

Presented by Dr. Stephen R. Wise.

Dr. Wise, Museum Curator and Cultural Resources Manager at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, has written and edited a number of works including Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War, a highly acclaimed, comprehensive account of the Confederate effort to deliver supplies through the northern blockade and Gate of Hell: The Campaign for Charleston Harbor 1863, which received the South Carolina Historical Society award as the best book written in 1994 on South Carolina History. Dr. Wise received his Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. He received his doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

Thursday, February 3 – Reconstruction, Recovery & Redemption, 1868-1913

Presented by Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland.

Dr. Rowland is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History for the University of South Carolina, Beaufort and previously held roles with the University as Professor of History and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Rowland is author of numerous articles, books and book reviews on South Carolina and Sea Island history.

Thursday, February 10 – The Twentieth Century, 1910 – 1970s

Presented by Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland and Dr. Stephen R. Wise.

Dr. Rowland is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History for the University of South Carolina, Beaufort and previously held roles with the University as Professor of History and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Rowland is author of numerous articles, books and book reviews on South Carolina and Sea Island history.

Dr. Wise, Museum Curator and Cultural Resources Manager at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, has written and edited a number of works including Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War, a highly acclaimed, comprehensive account of the Confederate effort to deliver supplies through the northern blockade and Gate of Hell: The Campaign for Charleston Harbor 1863, which received the South Carolina Historical Society award as the best book written in 1994 on South Carolina History.