Posted By Bill Payer on Oct 10, 2021 | 0 comments

7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 19th
299 Seven Farms Drive“Artifacts Show and Tell”

We will kick off our brand new, in-person DIHS fall season with a return to a “fan favorite” program – the DIHS “Artifact Show & Tell.”

Help us celebrate local history with not one but two esteemed guest speakers from Brockingon & Associates, an industry leader in cultural resources management providing top-quality archaeological, historical, and public outreach consulting services through the US and abroad.

Leading our presentation will be Brockington’s senior archaeologist Eric Poplin and analytical specialist Jeff Sherard. Both have done extensive archaeological work on Daniel Island and are excited to share their insights with you!
Bring any artifacts or items of historical significance you have found in your exploration of the island and Eric and Jeff will help you identify them and the time period they represent. But that’s not all you can expect from this not-to-be-missed program!

 Eric, Jeff and the Brockington team are the principal investigators behind the recent demolition of the Calhoun Monument in downtown Charleston – and its rather famous niche/“time capsule” and the commemorative items placed there in 1858. Get behind the scenes details on these investigations and the latest on what their research has revealed on these important artifacts.

PLUS, learn more about Brockington’s recent excavation and study of the former Robert Daniell homesite along the Wando River! Hope to see you there – 7 to 8 pm, Tues. October 19, Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island, 299 Seven Farms Drive. DIHS will follow all recommended CDC guidelines concerning Covid, which includes encouraging social distancing and mask wearing when appropriate.

The photos above are from March 2011 when Eric Poplin did a similar “Show and Tell.”  Do you have artifacts and “found” treasures that you want to know the story of?  We urge you to bring them to our October 19 meeting to not only get answers but to share them with the rest of the attendees.  Please plan to come a half hour early so that we can set up the best possible displays.

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