View of the ocean from the beach

"Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold"

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Friday, May 16, 2014 • 3:00PM - 4:00PM

About the Event

Co-sponsored by the Beaufort County Library, this program at the Coastal Discovery Museum will address the impact of phosphate mining on the South Carolina plantation economy. Dr. Shepherd McKinley from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte, will explain how the convergence of the phosphate and fertilizer industries carried long-term impacts for America and the South after the Civil War. McKinley will discuss his book, "Striking Stones and Rocks of Gold", which explains the importance of this industry in the late 19th century lowcountry. No charge to attend, but reservations are required at 843-689-6767 ext 223 due to limited seating.

The Details


Event Location

Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926

Admission Details: no chagre

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