Sullivan's Island Maritime Expo 2017

brought to you by Battery Gadsden Cultural Center and the Lowcountry Maritime Society

Stith Park and Town Hall
Saturday, July 29th - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Contemporary and Late Classic Boats will be on display at the SI new Town Hall on Saturday July 29 from 9:30AM until 3:30PM. Restored Simmon’s Sea Skiffs are featured but an array of preserved or restored designs are being assembled to bring people together with a common interest in historic, classic and late classic boats powered or unpowered.

This first ever Expo will promote fellowship of boat lovers and the sharing of information and experience and exchange of ideas between the public and those dedicated to boat preservation and restoration. The “SHOW” will climax a week long RowboatBuilding Camp for kids sponsored by Lowcountry Maritime Society.

Please come out and join us!

 

 

 

Battery Gadsden Cultural Center Presents

Roy Williams, Sullivan’s Island Historian

“How the Spanish American War Brought Sullivan’s Island Back to Life."

DATE: February 16, 2017

TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

VENUE: Fort Moultrie Visitor Center Auditorium

1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island

Please Note: This is a change in venue.

Roy Williams is an exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging speaker. He grew up on Sullivan’s Island, taught history at Wando High School, and authored the book Images of America: Sullivan’s Island (Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2004).

In this talk, titled “How the Spanish American War Brought Sullivan’s Island Back to Life," Roy will tell how this lesser-known war had a very large impact on Sullivan’s Island and spurred the development of prominent military structures that we see today, including Batteries Capron and Pierce Butler (AKA the “Mound” at Stith Park) and Battery Gadsden itself. Roy will include Then-and- Now photos of Island structures built during the Spanish American War.

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the National Park Service and
Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

www.batterygadsden.com


Preserving the culture of art and history on Sullivan’s Island

 

 

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             Battery Gadsden Cultural Center Presents

                               New York Times Bestselling Author

                         Mary Alice Monroe

 

Mary Alice will talk about her most recent book, “A Lowcountry Christmas,” and how the Islands have influenced her writing and her life as an author and a conservationist. Barnes and Noble will have “A Lowcountry Christmas” for sale for Ms. Monroe to sign following her talk.

  

                            DATE:     Thursday, December 15, 2016

                                TIME:                6:00-7:30 PM

                                VENUE:    Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

                                1917 I’On Ave., Sullivan’s Island

 

This festive event includes “A Lowcountry Christmas” party with a complimentary Christmas cocktail featured in Monroe’s novel, courtesy of Firefly Distillery. The event begins with the talk outdoors on the grounds of the historic Battery Gadsden (so bundle up) and then moves inside for the book signing and refreshments.

 

This holiday event is a fundraiser to help support the Oral History Project and other programs of the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. Admission and refreshments are FREE, though donations are encouraged and will be greatly appreciated.         

                                                   Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

                                    Preserving the culture of art and history on Sullivan’s Island

                                                                   www.batterygadsden.com

                                                                              (843) 883-9545

 

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Battery Gadsden Cultural Center Presents

Charleston’s Award-Winning former Mayor

The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

All are welcome to come and hear Former Charleston Mayor Joe

Riley talk about his remarkable Low Country life and close ties to

Sullivan's Island.

 

DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2016

TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM

VENUE: Sunrise Presbyterian Church

3222 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island

 

This not-to- be-missed event is a fundraiser to help support the Oral

History Project and other programs of Battery Gadsden Cultural

Center (501C3).  Admission is FREE, though donations are

encouraged and will be greatly appreciated.

 

Sponsored by Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

with appreciation to Sunrise Presbyterian Church

 

Preserving the culture of art and history on Sullivan’s Island.

www.batterygadsden.com

(843) 883-9545

 

Battery Gadsden Cultural Center Presents

Captain Chris Downey on

Sullivan’s Island and the Pirates of Charleston

DATE: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM

VENUE: Ft. Moultrie Visitor Center Auditorium

1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island

Co-Sponsored by the National Park Service

*PLEASE NOTE the venue has been changed from the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center.

Ft. Moultrie Visitor Center is air conditioned with ample seating for all who wish to attend.

Christopher Byrd Downey is an authority on pirate history and a sought-after speaker with

many fascinating stories to tell about the pirates of Charleston. In this talk, which older

children - as well as adults - should enjoy, he emphasizes the role of Sullivan’s Island in

pirate history. Chris Downey has written two books on this topic: Stede Bonnet:

Charleston’s Gentleman Pirate and Charleston and the Golden Age of Piracy. He is a U.S.

Coast Guard licensed boat captain and is currently the Vessel Planning Manager for

Mediterranean Shipping Company. On land, he is an avid cyclist.

Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

Preserving the culture of art and history on Sullivan’s Island

www.batterygadsden.com

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Battery Gadsden Cultural Center Presents

Artist Richard "Duke" Hagerty: American Surrealist

DATE: Thursday, September 15, 2016

TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM

VENUE: Ft. Moultrie Visitor Center Auditorium

1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island

Co-Sponsored by the National Park Service

*PLEASE NOTE the venue has been changed from the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center.

Ft. Moultrie Visitor Center is air conditioned with ample seating for all who wish to attend.

 

Richard “Duke” Hagerty, a well-known Charleston (and Sullivan’s island) artist, will

present his imaginative art in an illustrated talk about his work and his deep roots on Sullivan's Island.

Duke Hagerty is a self-taught artist who began to paint when he entered medical school.

His art has been selected for three Piccolo Spoleto posters and featured in numerous group

and solo exhibitions, including the Gibbes Museum “Modern Masters” exhibit and the City

Gallery in Charleston. Dr. Hagerty is retired from private practice as a plastic surgeon.

 

Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

Preserving the culture of art and history on Sullivan’s Island

www.batterygadsden.com

 

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