June 16-24, 2018
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Saturday (June 16)
Anthropology professor Mike Coggleshall, who wrote a book about tiny Liberia, South Carolina, in Pickens County, will sign copies of the book from noon to 3 p.m. at Soapstone Church, located on Liberia Road north of Table Rock Road. Liberia was settled by freed slaves whose descendants are among those still living there. Coggleshall’s book, “Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community,” is a history of five generations of the Owens family, their friends and neighbors. All royalties for the book are returned to the community for historical preservation and presentation. For information, see this article or contact Wanda Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-382-0449).
Monday (June 18)
PHOTO/VIDEO OP: A restored 16-ton cannon from the warship USS Maine will be lifted onto a flatbed truck to be returned to the U.S. Navy beginning at 8 a.m. at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center on the Clemson University Restoration Institute campus, 1250 Supply St., North Charleston (the former Naval base). The .30-caliber gun has been undergoing cleaning and restoration after it was raised from Havana Harbor, where the Maine was sunk in 1898, an incident that helped spark the Spanish-American War. Read more about the cannon restoration and the unique methods the Clemson conservators used to restore it. For more information, contact Lasch Center executive director Stéphanie Cretté (email@example.com, 919-270-5348) or Bryce Donovan (firstname.lastname@example.org, 843-327-8493).
Tuesday (May 19)
There will be a drop-in from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the archaeological site where students and faculty are digging to find object that help tell the story of slaves who lived and worked at Fort Hill during the antebellum era. The site is on the west side of the house on Fort Hill Street on campus. The drop-in coincides with Juneteenth, the national commemoration of the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States. For information, contact Wanda Johnson (email@example.com, 864-382-0449).
Monday-Wednesday (June 18-20)
Rising fifth- to seventh-graders will get hands-on experience as crime-scene investigators at the Crime Scene Investigation camp offered by the Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center. It will be from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room G-30 of Jordan Hall. Contact Vicki Corbin (firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-656-1634) in advance if you would like to cover this camp for a story or photos.
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