Tickets selling fast for HBF Winter Lecture Series on Beaufort’s role in the American Revolution
Tickets are still available for three February talks hosted by Historic Beaufort Foundation in partnership with the University of South Carolina Center for the Arts. The 2024 Winter Lecture Series — Partisans, Patriots, and Founders focuses on Beaufort’s role in the American Revolution.
“Our Winter Lecture Series is one of the most popular educational offerings available about local history. The presenters are extremely knowledgeable in their field and have a compelling way of telling the stories of South Carolina and Lowcountry history,” said Cynthia Jenkins, HBF executive director.
Speakers include Dr. John McCardell, Dr. Lawrence Rowland and Dr. Stephen Wise. Admission to all the three lectures is $30 for HBF members, $35 for non-members, and full-time students with valid student ID can participate for $20.
Tickets for the event are available until sold out at https://historicbeaufort.org/. They may also be purchased the night of each event.
Lectures will cover:
- February 1: The coming of the Revolution and the first shots – Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland and Dr. Stephen R. Wise
- February 8: Wartime state and the national governments and the fight for independence – Dr. John M. McCardell and Dr. Stephen R. Wise
- February 15: The war’s aftermath and a new beginning – Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland and Dr. John M. McCardell .
All the presentations will be held at the USCB Performing Arts Center on Carteret Street in historic downtown Beaufort.
Bios of the esteemed lecturers:
- McCardell graduated from Washington and Lee University and earned his PhD in history from Harvard University. For his dissertation, The Idea of a Southern Nation, he earned the 1977 Alan Nevins Prize by the Society of American Historians. McCardell served as vice-chancellor of Sewanee: The University of the South from 2010 until June 2020.
- Rowland is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History for the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, and previously held roles with USC as Professor of History and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College in New York and both his Master’s degree and Doctorate from the University of South Carolina. He has authored numerous books and articles about South Carolina and the Sea Islands.
- Wise is director of the museum for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, his Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University, and his PhD from the University of South Carolina. He has written and edited several books and articles including Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War, and Gate of Hell: The Campaign for Charleston Harbor.
Historic Beaufort Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit education foundation created to preserve, protect, and present sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina. For more information on the entity’s mission and history, please visit historicbeaufort.org and follow them on social media, including Facebook and Instagram.