History of Dataw Island dinner and lecture

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A presentation of 12,000 years of Dataw Island’s rich history from the pre-historic Native American era, through the Spanish exploration, the British colonial Proprietary period, the days of antebellum indigo and cotton plantations, post-Civil War, through the 20th century to the present will be the topic of Dinner & a Lecture at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, February 23rd. The program, sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation, will also emphasize the Sams family’s history on the island. Joel Holden, president of the Dataw Island Historic Foundation, will present the illustrated program that includes a walking tour of the expansive Sams’ plantation ruins that have been closed to the public for over 40 years.

A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30; the program is 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member admission is $20/$30 per person/couple.

Call 379-3331 to make reservations. Reservations for the discounted Saltus’ River Grill Menu may be made by calling Saltus at 379-3474.