History Lecture Series: Tide of Death, The Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893

  • Wednesday, May 03, 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Beaufort Branch Library (311 Scott Street) in the Meeting Room
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    (1) There is no cost, but we can only accommodate a limited number people so registration is required! **

    (2) If you successfully register, you'll receive your TICKET and CONFIRMATION via Email. Please print and bring this ticket to the lecture for admission! **

    (3) If you have not received it within 2 hours, contact events@beauforthistorymuseum.com, or call us at 843-379-3079 to verify your registration! **

    (4) With your TICKET, you will be admitted first - before those who may walk-in - as long as you are present 5 minutes before the announced starting time. **

Registration is closed

Beaufort County experienced a lot of damage last October but Hurricane Matthew was a baby storm in comparison with the most devastating natural disaster to ever befall Beaufort District. 

On a single terrifying night in August 1893 a cataclysmic hurricane ripped through the islands and lowlands of South Carolina and Georgia drowning thousands and leaving tens of thousands more destitute. Although largely unknown outside our region,  the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 still remains the fifth most deadly hurricane in US history. 

Chorus from the Storm of ’93 (AKA “St. Helena Ballad”):

Oh the wind did blow so high 
And de storm was all abroad

But yet we recognize in it
The wonderful power of God.

The Library’s Beaufort District Collection Manager, Grace Cordial, will share photographs, diary accounts and other rare materials about the night that death came to call in the final program in the pilot Beaufort History Museum/Beaufort County Library local history series.

Advance registration advised!

Our mission is to preserve, portray, and promote the experiences of our past that influence us now and in the future.

The Beaufort History Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. Mailing Address: PO Box 172, Beaufort, SC 29901 

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