Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, will present a lecture on the Yamasee Indians and Altamaha Town by noted authority and archaeologist Dr. Eric Poplin. The lecture was postponed by Hurricane Florence and rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Beaufort Branch Library, located at 311 Scott Street.
The Yamasee Indians, a multiethnic conglomeration of Native Americans, lived along the lower coastal plain of South Carolina between 1683 and 1715. Altamaha Town, the capital of their settlements, was occupied as early as 1685 until it was abandoned during the Yamasee War. More than 60,000 artifacts were recovered from the site. Poplin will discuss the history of the tribe and life in the village during his presentation.
Admission to the lecture is free. A donation of $5 is suggested and reservations are required. To sign up, visit the BHM website at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com. Please print out the ticket and bring to the event.
Please note that this presentation was originally planned to take place in September but was rescheduled due to the hurricane evacuation order. Those who had reservations for that lecture must reschedule.
Those with tickets will be admitted first. Funds collected will be used to support ongoing Museum programs and the ongoing renovation of the Exhibit Hall currently underway. Phase I of the renovation was recently unveiled and Phase II is slated for completion late in 2019.