South Carolina history has lost a champion of restoration, preservation and spreading the word.
From President Steve Osborne and the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust: “It is with heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our Chief Executive Officer, Doug Bostick.
Douglas W. Bostick’s accomplishments are varied, lasting and numerous, all to the benefit of the greater good for others and to lifting up of the common weal. He was a native of James Island and an eighth-generation South Carolinian who contributed his efforts to many of our beloved historic sites and institutions; a graduate of the College of Charleston and earned a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina; and a former staff and faculty member of the University of South Carolina and the University of Maryland.
Doug was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Battleground Trust (SCBPT) for more than fourteen years. During his tenure, he saved land at nearly sixty historic battlefields throughout South Carolina, bought and conserved thousands of acres of land for public use, and promoted historic preservation as a real untapped and localized economic development tool. This past year he conceived and spearheaded the significant, international effort to rebury fourteen Continental and British soldiers who fought and died at the Camden Battlefield, 243 years ago.” For more, CLICK HERE
NOTE: DIHS had a long standing relationhsip with Doug Bostick including him doing a program for one of our monthly meetings in the past. More recently, he and the SCBPT have been working to to transfer ownership/oversight of Old Ruins Cemetery in Cainhoy to the SC Battleground Preservation Trust, so that it can be protected in perpetuity.
In recognition, and appreciation of Doug Bostick’s lifelong dedication to local history, DIHS is making a donation in his name to the South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust.
To read Doug Bostick’s obituary in the Post & Courier, CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust.
And for more on DIHS efforts for Old Ruins and other Cainhoy activities, CLICK “DIHS Pitches In On Old Ruins Cemetery Cleanup”