The Daniel Island Historical Society – The 2016-17 Season
September 20, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – Church of the Holy Cross
Guest Speaker, Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr.
“Our Lost Heritage”
a Cultural History of the Plantations and People of St. John’s Basin
Join the Daniel Island Historical Society for its season opening program on September 20, 2016 at 7 p.m.* at Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Road. Featured guest speaker will be the eminent field biologist and Berkeley County native, Dr. Richard Porcher. He will document the history of Middle St. John’s Basin and its plantations, cultures and communities that lie buried beneath Lake Moultrie. This address is a preview to his soon to be published seventh book, “Our Lost Heritage”.
* 6:30 p.m. Reception for DIHS Members & Guest Speaker
Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr.
Dr. Porcher is Professor Emeritus at The Citadel, Adjunct Full Professor in Biological Sciences at Clemson University, 2008 recipient of the South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award, Trustee of the South Carolina Nature Conservancy, recognized as an expert in the flora of South Carolina, and the author of several books, including “A Guide to Wildflowers of South Carolina”, “The Story of Sea Island Cotton”, “The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice”, and soon to be published, “Our Lost Heritage”.