The Friends of the Georgetown Library have partnered with the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site to bring a series of lectures to the library - and to plan field trips to the sweeping acreage on the Santee. The programs listed below are all free of charge. If you are only able to come to some of the lectures and trips, and want to see them all, the events will be featured on the Georgetown County Library YouTube Channel.
September 26 at 10 am at the Georgetown Library
Park Interpreter Hannah Marley explores the sweeping Lowcountry acreage, from its days as a high-producing rice plantation for the French Huguenots to its halcyon years as the home of South Carolina Poet Laureate Archibald Rutledge.
October 10 at 10 am at the Georgetown Library
Just in time for Halloween, historian, writer, and actress Elizabeth Huntsinger will talk about the legends and lore of Hampton Plantation and the Santee River.
November 14 at 10 am at the Georgetown Library
Hampton Park Ranger Christopher Reid will talk about Archibald Rutledge, the last in a long family line to live in the historic Hampton Plantation. Rutledge was a legend in his own right, as the first South Carolina Poet Laureate and an avid historian.
January 9 at Hampton Plantation
Park staff will discuss Hampton's female planters, Eliza Pinkney and Harriott Horry. There will also be house tours and a demonstration on the making of Indigo dye.