Voices of the Santee Delta

On Tuesday, September 27th, I’ll have the honor of introducing the curators of a recent oral history project aimed at documenting the cultural legacy of the Santee Delta region of coastal South Carolina.  Bud Hill and Bob Raynor, who spearheaded this important work, will describe the goals of the project and then introduce us to several of the participants who will share their memories and reflections on the significance of this unique landscape.

The Santee Delta, straddling the river in both Charleston and Georgetown counties, is a vast wilderness rich in history as well as natural beauty.  Over the past century, thousands of acres that were once dedicated to rice cultivation have been transformed into wildlife preserves for all to enjoy and to learn about our shared past.  By capturing the memories of people involved in this work, Voices of the Santee Delta seeks to honor the legacy of the past and to educate future generations of South Carolinians.

Voices of the Santee Delta is a collaborative project undertaken by the Village Museum in McClellanville and the South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS), with grant funding from SC Humanities.  The oral histories collected in this project will be archived by the SCHS and made available to the public online through the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Please join us for this free program on Tuesday, September 27th at 5:30 p.m., at the Charleston County Public Library auditorium, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401.