The Battle of Honey Hill
February 24 – 5-7 p.m.
REX GARNEIWICZ, COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM, AND RICH THOMAS, HERITAGE LIBRARY WILL PRESENT ON THE HISTORY OF BEER AND THE BATTLE OF HONEY HILL.
The “invention” of beer over 10,000 years ago signaled the beginning of civilized life as we know it. Brewing and fermentation was a byproduct and catalyst of agriculture and settled life, among many other inventions. Learn about some of the science behind how beer is made and to see how it has impacted our lives in ways we never think about. At the end of the presentation, enjoy a special beer tasting designed to enhance both history lessons.
The Battle of Honey Hill was fought in modern Ridgeland, SC as an intended diversion from Sherman’s approach to Savannah. It was one of the last three significant Confederate victories in the war and marked the first time in the war that black regiments outnumbered white regiments in the Union assault. Learn how this battle had lasting impacts on the effectiveness of both armies through the end of the war.
Cost – $50 per person
Presented by The Heritage Library in partnership with Fish Casual Coastal Seafood and Coastal Discovery Museum.