Apr
17
Wed
2019
History for Lunch – D-Day Mapping Project @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Ralph Wilbanks is probably best known for discovering the Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley. However, this extraordinary accomplishment pales when viewed against the fullness of this singular individual’s life.  Ralph is the principle investigator and owner of Diversified Wilbank’s Inc., and has over 35 years of experience in underwater archaeology.  He has worked all over the world in search of history’s lost maritime treasures and is an advisory board member of Clive Cussler’s  NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency).

When he is not working on a NUMA assignment or traveling the world for many other organizations  He can be found towing his boat RV Divercty as far as the Great Lakes on personal search projects.  In 2014, he was involved in charting the lost ships and equipment off the WWII invasion coasts of Normandy. This extensive exploration discovered over 200 shipwrecks, many tanks, personnel carriers, and much more.  Besides all that, Ralph is one heck of a story teller.

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

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History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 


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Sep
18
Wed
2019
History for Lunch – 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo / 2019 Hurricane Season @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Presented by Dave Williams – Chief Meteorologist (WCIV ABC Ch. 4, Charleston)

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

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History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 


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History for Lunch – 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo / 2019 Hurricane Season @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Presented by Dave Williams – Chief Meteorologist (WCIV ABC Ch. 4, Charleston)

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

For reservations:  Call Hope @ 843-520-0111 or email info@sc-mm.org

History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 


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Nov
13
Wed
2019
History for Lunch – Civil War Naval Operations and Shipwrecks in South Carolina @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Presented by Jim Spirek, State Underwater Archaeologist, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

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History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 


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Jan
15
Wed
2020
History for Lunch – Santa Elena and America’s Lost Century @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Santa Elena and America’s Lost Century
Larry Rowland, Professor Emeritus (USC-Beaufort) and Local Historian

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

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History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 


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Feb
19
Wed
2020
History for Lunch – His Majesty’s Warships in South Carolina @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

His Majesty’s Warship’s in South Carolina *TO BE RESCHEDULED*
Nic Butler, Historian Charleston Public Library  and Host of Charleston Time Machine

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

For reservations:  Call Hope @ 843-520-0111 or email info@sc-mm.org

History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 

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Apr
15
Wed
2020
History for Lunch – Tracking Changes in North Inlet and Winyah Bay @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Double Feature!

Tracking Changes in North Inlet and Winyah Bay with the National Estuarine Research Reserve
Erik Smith, Manager North Inlet – Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and Research Associate Professor, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences-USC

Georgetown Harbor and the Tidal Sampit
Till Hanebuth, Associate Professor, CCU-Department of Coastal & Marine Systems Sciences

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

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History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

 


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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

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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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

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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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.

Jan
26
Wed
2022
History at Lunch – Browns Ferry @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join us at noon on Wednesday, January 26, as we welcome a trio of guest speakers presenting on the discovery, recovery, and re-creation, of one of the most important maritime discoveries in the United States, the Brown’s Ferry Vessel (BFV). Underwater archaeologist Ralph Wilbanks, model maker Bill Brady, and local artist Danny McLaughlin, will each discuss their roles in bringing the BFV “back to life.”

History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC
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Apr
27
Wed
2022
History at Home-Slave Ship HARE
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

HISTORY AT HOME – APRIL 27

THE VOYAGE OF THE SLAVE SHIP HARE

A special History at Home returns at 12pm on Wednesday, April 27, with Professor Sean Kelley as he presents on the 1754-1755 voyage of the slave ship Hare.

The subject of his interesting and tragic book The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina, Sean will reveal the details of the transatlantic slave from Africa. How was an ordinary Rhode Island sloop transformed into a floating dungeon? What happened to the Hare along the African coast? Where did the enslaved Africans go after they were sold at Charlestown? Learn the answers from the comfort of home/work or at the museum.

The presentation will be available at no charge for those viewing it from home/work. If interested in watching the presentation at the museum on our screen, a light lunch will be served for a small fee (seating limited). Register below or call 843-520-0111.

GUEST SPEAKER – Professor Sean Kelley

Sean is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Essex (England). His research interests include New World slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Sean is also the UK Principal Investigator for the Documenting Africans in Transatlantic Slavery (DATAS) Project. Along with his absorbing book The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina, Sean also wrote Los Brazos de Dios: A Plantation Society in the Texas Borderlands, 1821-1865, and has another book, this one focused on
the slave trade to the United States, schedule for publication in 2023.

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May
16
Mon
2022
History at Lunch – May 16, 2022 @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

HISTORY FOR LUNCH – MAY 16 AT NOON

Carolina Shipyards: Labor, Lumber, Logistics, and Ladies

Dr. Lynn Harris will present on the colonial/antebellum histories of the Hobcaw (Mount Pleasant) and Mars Bluff (near Florence) shipyards. Learn about the important role these shipyards played in South Carolina’s early history. Discover what artifacts were discovered at the archaeological sites and what life was like for enslaved shipyard works.

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Night of Knowledge – May 16, 2022 @ South Carolina Maritime Museum
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

NIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE – MAY 16 AT 5:30 (FREE EVENT)

Patroons and Periaguas of the Lowcountry: Creole Maritime Archaeology

This evening talk is based on Dr. Lynn Harris’ book Patroons and Periaguas: Enslaved Watermen and Watercraft of the Lowcountry. Learn why enslaved patroons were vital to the economic well-being of South Carolina’s plantations. What types of watercraft did Afro-Carolinian patroons operate? How did their abilities as skilled mariners enable them to go places and do things most enslaved individuals of the Lowcountry could not? Join us as we learn all this and more!

 

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GUEST SPEAKER – Dr. Lynn Harris

Dr. Lynn Harris (PhD. University of South Carolina) has worked as a maritime historian and underwater archaeologist for over 40 years in South Africa, Namibia, Costa Rica, North and South Carolina. Harris joined ECU in 2008 and currently is a Professor at the Program of Maritime Studies in the History Department at East Carolina University, one of a handful of programs in the world that trains graduate students as underwater archaeologists. Harris leads annual maritime archaeology fieldwork expeditions in the US and abroad, and teaches courses in shipwreck archaeology, maritime heritage of the North Carolina Outer Banks, African and Caribbean maritime history and archaeology, and Coastal Cultural Resource
Management. Harris has collaborated with interdisciplinary teams of colleagues on summer study abroad programs to Africa, and grant projects on coastal and inland waterway topics. She is co-Director of the ECU Coastal and Marine Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, Chair of the North Maritime History Council and serves on the Africa to Carolina Advisory Board. She was invited as a speaker to represent ECU in the NC event series Trowel Blazers: Women Making History. Harris received several professional awards for fieldwork photography from
the Society for Historical Archaeology and served as a consultant for National Geographic Documentary “Drain the Oceans” on slave ship history and underwater archaeology. Amongst others – she is author of the book Patroons and Periaguas: Enslaved Watermen and Watercraft of the South Carolina Lowcountry, and editor of a compiled volume Seaports and Sea Power: African Maritime Landscapes. Journal articles, amongst others, include one titled “African Canoe to Plantation Crew: Tracing African Memory and Legacy” in Coriolis: Interdisciplinary Journal of Maritime Studies (2014) that won the annual journal writers award. Another was “The Special Signal Services (SSS) Women and the Native Military Corps: Operators and Guards at the WWII Secret Radar Station of the Western Cape, South Africa.