Interact with the Experts!

Since its inception, the Museum has brought in university professors, museum curators, authors, archivists, librarians, not-for-profit directors, archaeologists, anthropologists, and first-person interpreters as guest speakers enriching our community’s engagement with its culture, history, and ecology.

Whether your interest is learning, preserving, exploring ways to make an impact, these Lecture Series give you VIP access to the experts throughout the year. Exploring history, culture, environment and more, topics vary broadly and guest presenters come to the museum from throughout the region.

Interact with the Experts!

Since its inception, the Museum has brought in university professors, museum curators, authors, archivists, librarians, not-for-profit directors, archaeologists, anthropologists, and first-person interpreters as guest speakers enriching our community’s engagement with its culture, history, and ecology.

Whether your interest is learning, preserving, exploring ways to make an impact, these Lecture Series give you VIP access to the experts throughout the year. Exploring history, culture, environment and more, topics vary broadly and guest presenters come to the museum from throughout the region.

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LECTURE SERIES

Sign up for Lowcountry Discovery Lectures and become an expert on local elements like Spanish Moss, Wetland Navigation, Coastal Ecology, Shrimping and more. Plus, learn how your environmental awareness, understanding, impact, and involvement shapes the Lowcountry to come.

Mondays and Wednesdays (select weekdays) at 2 PM
$7 per person (in person). This program will also be offered online for $5 per lecture.

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DISCOVERY
LECTURE SERIES

Sign up for Lowcountry Discovery Lectures and become an expert on local elements like Spanish Moss, Wetland Navigation, Coastal Ecology, Shrimping and more. Plus, learn how your environmental awareness, understanding, impact, and involvement shapes the Lowcountry to come.

Mondays and Wednesdays (select weekdays) at 2 PM
$7 per person (in person). This program will also be offered online for $5 per lecture.

Register Now
CIVIL WAR
ERA

The Civil War was one of the most formative and influential events in the history or our country. South Carolina played a key role in the development and ending of the war with thousands of Union soldiers during establishing their home base on Hilton Head Island. Find out why they were here, how they spent their time, and how that influenced all that followed. Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head during this Civil War Era from 1861-1865.

Thursdays from 3:00–4:00pm.

Register Now
CIVIL WAR ERA

The Civil War was one of the most formative and influential events in the history or our country. South Carolina played a key role in the development and ending of the war with thousands of Union soldiers during establishing their home base on Hilton Head Island. Find out why they were here, how they spent their time, and how that influenced all that followed. Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head during this Civil War Era from 1861-1865.

Thursdays from 3:00–4:00pm.

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THE ISLAND'S
STORY

Hilton Head Island has a fascinating history and an endless collection of stories. From the earliest Native Americans inhabitants who harvested oysters and hunted Black Bear to the modern day residents and visitors who flock here for recreation and relaxation, the island has gone through centuries of evolutionary changes and uses by diverse groups of people. Logging, farming, hunting, and fishing are as much of the area’s identity as it is a resort home to over 35,000 full time residents and a tourist retreat to tens of thousands more. Learn from a museum docent about all the different pages that have turned, and are turning still, in the tale of permanent or passing islanders from Native Americans, to Gullah, to you.

September-May: Tuesdays at 3:00-4:00pm.

Register Now
THE ISLAND'S STORY

Hilton Head Island has a fascinating history and an endless collection of stories. From the earliest Native Americans inhabitants who harvested oysters and hunted Black Bear to the modern day residents and visitors who flock here for recreation and relaxation, the island has gone through centuries of evolutionary changes and uses by diverse groups of people. Logging, farming, hunting, and fishing are as much of the area’s identity as it is a resort home to over 35,000 full time residents and a tourist retreat to tens of thousands more. Learn from a museum docent about all the different pages that have turned, and are turning still, in the tale of permanent or passing islanders from Native Americans, to Gullah, to you.

September-May: Tuesdays at 3:00-4:00pm.

Register Now
HISTORY FORUM
OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

Join us at the History Forum to dig deeper into our area’s unique history direct from the experts. For a list of past presenters and subjects, click here. The History Forum is an exclusive opportunity. When spaces become available for events, we will reach out to you, starting with Smithsonian level members. If you would like to see what is coming up this year, click here, and if you are interested in these offerings, please consider becoming a museum member. All programs are at 3 PM unless otherwise noted.

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HISTORY FORUM
OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

Join us at the History Forum to dig deeper into our area’s unique history direct from the experts. For a list of past presenters and subjects, click here. The History Forum is an exclusive opportunity. When spaces become available for events, we will reach out to you, starting with Smithsonian level members. If you would like to see what is coming up this year, click here, and if you are interested in these offerings, please consider becoming a museum member. All programs are at 3 PM unless otherwise noted.

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