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Off base speakers series celebrating the of training Marines to begin

Over the next few months the Parris Island History and Museum Society will host a series of speakers and discussions on the history of Parris Island to commemorate the Centennial of training Marines on the Depot.

The series was to kick off this Thursday, July 30th but that is now being rescheduled due to technical difficulties. Stay tuned to find out when Dr. Larry Rowland and Dr. Stephen Wise will discuss the history of the Island from the Native Americans-thru today. This event will be held at the Shed on Paris Ave. in Port Royal. (Please bring lawn chairs for comfortable seating, limited chairs available.)

August 27th –­ 6 p.m. –­ Discussion by the Santa Elena Foundation –­ Union Church –­ 11th St., Port Royal. Historic Port Royal Foundation and Santa Elena Foundation

Sept. 10th –­ 6 p.m. –­ Women Marines on Parris Island –­ Union Church-11th St., Port Royal. HPRF

Sept. 24th – noon –­ Court Martial at Parris Island –­ The Ribbon Creek Incident –­ Battery Creek High School

Oct.7th –­ 6 p.m. –­ The HarborMasters in Concert –­ present Patriotic Songs –­ the Shed on Paris Ave., in Port Royal. (Please bring lawn chairs for comfortable seating, limited chairs available.)

Oct. 24th –­ 11 a.m. –­ Grand Parade –­ Paris Ave. followed by the Premier of a documentary 100 Years –­ Making of Marines on Parris Island –­ the Shed on Paris Ave., in Port Royal. The documentary will be shown at noon, 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

These events are a collaborative effort with Parris Island Historical & Museum Society, Historic Port Royal Foundation, Beaufort County Historical Society, Santa Elena Foundation and the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library and the Town of Port Royal.

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