May
20
Wed
2020
Virtual History for Lunch – H.L. Hunley Submarine Project
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Learn more about the H.L. Hunley Submarine Project with Johanna Rivera-Diaz, Conservator Adjunct Professor of Historic Preservation.

With her extensive background in museum and conservation/restoration work in the United States, Chile, and abroad, Johanna Rivera-Diaz joined the H.L. Hunley Submarine Project at the Warren Lasch Conservation Lab (Charleston, SC) in 2005. Assisting in the excavation of artifacts from the Hunley, her work includes the conservation and treatment of marine archaeological artifacts associated with the Civil War submarine. Johanna is manager of the Hunley collection, including photographing and cataloging artifacts. Currently, Johanna and her colleagues are conducting de-concretion work on the submarine’s hull in preparation of the Hunley’s eventual move to a permanent museum setting.

SPONSORED BY ANDY FRIEDMAN: FINANCIAL ADVISOR, EDWARD JONES

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Jun
17
Wed
2020
Virtual History for Lunch-SS Atlantic
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us (VIRTUALLY!) to learn more about the SS Atlantic! Register NOW at the bottom of the page.

Of the Liverpool passenger steamship companies on the North Atlantic in 1873, the company that gave us the Titanic was the newest and the smallest, with only six ships. But, everybody was talking about the White Star Line and their revolutionary vessels.

Then they lost SS Atlantic. It looked like they might not survive.

It was the most infamous passenger ship disaster before the Titanic, and the biggest.

The Atlantic was travelling between Liverpool and New York with almost 1,000 people aboard, when the Captain decided to divert to Halifax for fuel. It wasn’t stormy. Everything was working. Qualified British officers were in control. The latest charts were on board. Of her captain, the commodore of the fleet wrote, “Men like him are very few and far between.” So, how did the SS Atlantic end up on the rocks on April 1, 1873 with almost 600 dead?

After years of painstaking research, Bob Chaulk has answered the questions that have dogged historians for 150 years as they tried to figure out why this leading-edge ship was wrecked.

It took the combined errors of three officers to doom the Atlantic. You will find yourself thinking, “No wonder they lost the Titanic!”

About the presenter: Bob Chaulk is the historian for the SS Atlantic Heritage Park in Terence Bay, Nova Scotia. He is an avid scuba diver and has done many dives on the wreck of the Atlantic. Living near where the wreck occurred has given Bob access, not only to official records about the event, but also to the folklore in the local communities. Bob has tracked down many descendants of the heroic people who rescued nearly 400 survivors.

Bob is the author of five books about the sea and ships, including SS Atlantic: The White Star Line’s First Disaster at Sea. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a historic seaport that hosted Britain’s Royal Navy during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. His latest book about the loss of the Atlantic is with the publishers and due out in the fall of 2021—delayed by the pandemic.

SPONSORED BY ANDY FRIEDMAN, FINANCIAL ADVISOR: EDWARD JONES

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Sep
15
Tue
2020
History at Home – 4 Event Bundle
Sep 15 all-day
Sign up now to receive a $5 discount and a link to attend these four History at Home presentations:

Wednesday, September 16 – 12 p.m. – History at Home  $5
Georgetown Harbor in a Dynamic Coastal Environment – The Long Story of Keeping it Navigable with Till J.J. Hanebuth, Associate Professor, Department of Coastal & Marine Systems Sciences, Coastal Carolina University

Wednesday, September 23 – 12 p.m. – History at Home  $5
National Estuaries Week: Celebrating Georgetown’s Estuaries and National Estuarine Research Reserve with Erik Smith, Manager, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve; Research Associate Professor, Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina

Friday, October 9 – 12 p.m. – History at Home  $5
U.N. Sustainable Development, River Rights, and Local Water Issues with Pamela L. Martin, Professor of Politics & International Relations, Coastal Carolina University; Executive Director, Georgetown RISE

Wednesday, October 21 – 12 p.m. – History at Home  $5
The Mystery of the Mary Celeste with Brian Hicks, Author; Senior Writer/Metro Columnist, Charleston Post & Courier

Sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

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Sep
16
Wed
2020
History at Home-Georgetown Harbor
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In celebration of hosting the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit, we hope you join us via Zoom for a special History at Home presentation (part of our History for Lunch series).

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Georgetown Harbor in a Dynamic Coastal Environment – The Long Story of Keeping it Navigable

Presented by Till J.J. Hanebuth, Associate Professor, Department of Coastal & Marine Systems Sciences, Coastal Carolina University

Sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

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Sep
23
Wed
2020
History at Home-National Estuaries Week
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In celebration of hosting the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit, we hope you join us via Zoom for a special History at Home presentation (part of our History for Lunch series).

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Celebrating Georgetown’s Estuaries and National Estuarine Research Reserve

Presented by Erik Smith, Manager, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve; Research Associate Professor, Baruch Institue for Marine & Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina

Sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 

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Oct
3
Sat
2020
History at Home-Thomas Jefferson talks Water!
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In celebration of hosting the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit, we hope you join us via Zoom for a special History at Home presentation (part of our History for Lunch series).

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Thomas Jefferson talks Water! The commission of the first Atlantic coastal survey, colonial waterways as the nation’s highways, and Lewis and Clark’s water discoveries.

Presented by Steve Edenbo as Thomas Jefferson, Actor; Historical Interpreter; Education/Inspirational/Motivational Speaker

 

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Oct
9
Fri
2020
History at Home-River Rights, Local Water Issues
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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U.N. Sustainable Development, River Rights, and Local Water Issues

Presented by Pamela L. Martin, Professor of Politics & International Relations, Coastal Carolina University; Executive Director, Georgetown RISE

Sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 

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Oct
21
Wed
2020
History at Home-The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

Presented by Brian Hicks, Author; Senior Writer/Metro Columnist, Charleston Post & Courier

Sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 

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Nov
10
Wed
2021
History at Home-Scottish Blockade Runner in American Civil War
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

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HISTORY FOR LUNCH GOES INTERNATIONAL!

Greetings maritime history lovers! Join us at noon on Wednesday, November 10, for our History for Lunch program via Zoom live from Scotland. This event will feature guest speaker John F. Messner, Curator for Transport & Technology at Glasgow Museums (Riverside Museum), along the banks of the Clyde River. John is the author of the new book, A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War: Joannes Wyllie of the Steamer Ad-Vance. Grab a sandwich, some chips, and your favorite beverage, and listen as John recounts the once-forgotten story of Scottish-born mariner Joannes Wyllie and his career sailing the world and in particular, his time as a master and captain aboard blockade runners during the Civil War.

From beginning to end, Wyllie served aboard one of the most successful blockade runners of the Civil War, the Ad-Vance. Hear about Wyllie’s near-fatal mishap prior to the war. Find out what happened to the Ad-Vance. Was she sunk by the Union blockading fleet? Captured? Quietly retired? Learn what happened when Wyllie and the blockade runner Deer attempted to enter Charleston at the end of the war. Lastly, find out what a former blockade running captain does once the shooting stops and the side wheels go silent. So join us on November 10 to hear more about the exciting exploits of Joannes Wyllie presented by John Messner!

GUEST SPEAKER – JOHN F. MESSNER
Along with being a curator at Glasgow Museums, John was part of the project team for the Riverside Museum-Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel, winner of the European Museum of the Year 2013. In 2015 he co-curated a display about Glasgow’s role in the American Civil War which led to his work on the life of Joannes Wyllie.

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, he is a graduate of Butler University, Indianapolis and received his MA in Museum Studies from Leicester University, England.  He now lives with his family in Ayrshire, Scotland.