We Finish Our Program Year Strong!

Posted By Bill Payer on May 22, 2024 | 0 comments

We’ve had a very strong string of p;rograms since September…..and we finished our program year in the same fashion with author Patrick Harwood walking us through his latest book, STORIES FROM THE UNDERGROUNDS….THE CHURCHYARDS OF CHARLESTON.

We kicked off, per usual, with a trivia question. Appropriately enough, Lee Ann Bain asked the audience if they knew what the oldest cemetery on Daniel Island is? Do you know? CLICK HERE for the answer! Want to know more about all the cemeteries on the Island? CLICK HERE.

We also took the opportunity to recognize community members who have adopted one or more of the Island’s magnificent live oaks. Kevin and Joy Kelly handed out certificates acknowledging recent adoptions.

Several recent adopters weren’t able to attend the program. Joy and Kevin will make sure they get their official certificates.

In addition to the recognition from DIHS, each adopter gets a certificate from the Louisiana Garden Club Federation which registers adopted trees nationally. DIHS is currently placing markers at adopted trees. Each adoption is also recognized on our website tree catalogue.

Are you interested in adopting one of the Island’s live oaks? Memorial Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner if you’re looking for a special gift. But it doesn’t take a special occasion to participate in honoring our living history. Find out how you can adopt a tree!

We then moved from honoring our living history to exploring what we learn from Charleston’s underground history.

Patrick Harwood took us on a tour of 14 churches and a synagogue plus their graveyards. He talked about some free standing cemeteries…the largest of which is Magnolia. And he touched on the area’s black burial grounds….many of which have disappeared although some are being reclaimed.

We’ll be adding more to this post including video of Patrick Harwood’s presentation. Check back for more.

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