Nelle and Ora Smith will give an Author Book Talk about Paradise: Memories of Hilton Head in the Early Days on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in the St. Helena Branch Meeting Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road.
Listen, laugh, and learn with these two indomitable ladies of the Lowcountry. Their talk is part of Season 5 of the joint Beaufort History Museum/Beaufort County Library Local History series coordinated by the Library’s special collections and archives unit, the Beaufort District Collection.
When John Gettys Smith was hired as the public relations man for Charles Fraser's Sea Pines Plantation Company in 1963, he moved his young family to the Carolina lowcountry – much to the horror of his parents and in-laws. His wife Nelle McCants Smith and their daughter Ora Elliott Smith will share what it was like to live on Hilton Head from the early 1960s into 1996. Click here to learn more about this presentation.
Registration required. Space is limited and pre-registration is required and begins online May 3, 2022 and will close when room capacity of 44 is reached.
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