A Day-long forum presenting speakers (listed below) on topics pertaining to the archaeology and history of Beaufort County during the Revolutionary War.
The admission fee of $65 includes
- Continental breakfast
- Snacks and beverages throughout the day
- Buffet lunch
- Lunchtime speaker, Rich Thomas, Heritage Library, “The History of the 2nd Militia in the Beaufort District”
- Late afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery with opportunity to meet individually with conference speakers.
Dr. J. Brent Morris – Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor of History and Humanities Dept. Chair, University of South Carolina Beaufort; “The Southern Campaign: The Conflict that Turned the Tide of the American Revolution”
Jim Jordan – Author and History Lecturer; “The Battles of Savannah,” 1778 and 1779
Douglas W. Bostic – Executive Director and CEO of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust; “Purrysburg in the Revolutionary War: American Headquarters and Battlefield”
Rich Thomas – Heritage Library Board Member and History Department Lecturer; “The Beaufort District Militia and HHI’s Bloody Legion in the Revolution”
David Reuwer – David works as an attorney and serves as Municipal Judge of the Town
of Elgin, but his avocation is to save and interpret Revolutionary War battlefields in the southern states, serving on the boards of the SC Battleground Preservation Trust and Historic Camden Foundation. “The Battle of Port Royal Island”
Dr. Donald Wright – Distinguished Teaching Professor of History, Emeritus, at SUNY-Cortland, where he taught African, African-American, and world history for 31 years. “Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Lowcounytry during the Revolutionary War”
Mr. Frank Genello – Master Craftsman and owner of the American Building Restoration Company; “Restoration of the Baynard Mausoleum”
Dr. Matt Sanger – Assistant Professor. Binghamton University; “Archaeology Studies at the Zion Cemetery”