Creating the Carolinas Exhibit- Now in Beaufort!

Have you ever wondered how the borders of South Carolina were created? The story of South Carolina’s boundaries began 400 years ago when kings, political deals, Indian treaties, and misguided surveying helped create our state lines.  Learn how our troublesome state boundaries evolved over the centuries.

Look for our South Carolina & North Carolina Borders traveling exhibit in the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library.  The exhibit will be on display from October 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015.

Lecture Schedule:

Wednesday, October 22 at 6 pm |Beaufort District Collection | Ages 12+

Professor Chris Judge lectures on the archaeology of Native Americans. This lecture, which supplements the “Creating the Carolinas” traveling exhibit on loan from the South Carolina Historical Society, is co-sponsored by the BDC, Coastal Discovery Museum, and the Beaufort and Hilton Head Chapters, ASSC.

Thursday, November 6 at 6 pm |Beaufort District Collection | Ages 12+

Alan-Jon Zupan and David Ballard of the SC Geodetic Survey Commission discuss the intricacies of establishing the state’s boundaries through the centuries. Lecture supplements the “Creating the Carolinas” traveling exhibit on loan from the South Carolina Historical Society.

Thursday, January 15 at 4 pm |Beaufort District Collection | Ages 12+

Dr. Lawrence Roland, from USC Beaufort, will discuss the Treaty of Beaufort which set the SC/GA border as the center of the Savannah river between any islands and the left bank of the river.

 Beaufort District Collection

2nd Floor, 311 Scott Street

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

 This exhibit began as a story (described in the link below) published by SCHS in our magazine Carologue!

Troublesome Boundaries

Educators: Engage your students with this Creating the Carolinas Lesson Plan designed specifically for the Creating the Carolinas Exhibit.