History Lecture Series: Learn About the Yemasee Indians and Altamaha Town with Dr. Eric Poplin

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St, Beaufort, SC 29902
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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. **

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Rescheduled from 9/11 due to Hurricane Florence.  You must re-register if held a ticket for that prior event date, and still wish to attend! 

Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, will present a lecture on the Yemasee Indians and Altamaha Town by noted authority and archaeologist Dr. Eric Poplin.   The lecture is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 9th at the Beaufort Branch Library, located at 311 Scott Street.  It was rescheduled from the original date of September 11 due to Hurricane Florence.

The Yamasee Indians, a multiethnic conglomeration of Native Americans, lived along the lower coastal plain of South Carolina between 1683 and 1715. Altamaha Town, the capital of their settlements, was occupied as early as 1685 until it was abandoned during the Yamasee War. More than 60,000 artifacts were recovered from the site.  Poplin will discuss the history of the tribe and life in the village during his presentation.

Admission to the lecture is free.  A donation of $5 is suggested and reservations are required.   Please print out the ticket and bring to the event.    (Lectures sell out.  Those with tickets will be admitted first.)  Funds collected will be used to support ongoing Museum programs and the ongoing renovation of the Exhibit Hall currently underway. Phase I of the renovation was recently unveiled and Phase II is slated for completion late in 2019.

The Beaufort County Library System is a free and accessible center of ideas, information, and resources that foster learning, community, and literacy. The Library provides open and guided access to a wide variety of media and programs to inform, inspire, and empower people in their pursuit of lifelong learning, personal enrichment, and cultural understanding.

Dr. Poplin, who earned his PhD at the University of Calgary, is Senior Archaeologist/Vice President with Brockington and Associates, a large southeastern US Cultural Resources Management firm with offices in Atlanta and Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.  He has conducted archaeological investigations throughout coastal South Carolina for the last 28 years including some at Altamaha Town, Huspa Town and Pocotaligo Town in Beaufort District.

Price of Event: Free, but a donation of $5.00 to the Beaufort History Museum is requested; Ages 12 – Adults

For more information: Contact the Museum at (843) 379-3079

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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