Cynthia Graham Hurd/St Andrews Regional Library

Location:1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC 29407

Upcoming events

  • Aug-06-19 1:00 pm - Aug-06-19 4:00 pm

    Want to learn more about your family tree, but don’t know where to start? Drop by the library for a quick introduction to CCPL’s many ancestry databases and genealogy research resources. Librarians will share how to find what you’re looking for and offer genealogy search tips.

  • Aug-10-19 11:00 am - Aug-10-19 1:00 pm

    Attend a hands-on class to learn the plant-to-pigment indigo dye process, including various cultivars, dye extraction, and methods to create and maintain an indigo vat. The history of indigo will be discussed briefly, and a more comprehensive account will be shared during a screening of Dr. Nic Butler’s lecture, “Indigo in the Fabric of Early South Carolina.”

     

    Indigo plants, prized for the vibrant blue dye they yield, formed an important part of South Carolina’s agricultural economy during our colonial era. Many historians point to Eliza Lucas Pinckney as the figure most responsible for introducing indigo to the Lowcountry around 1740, but the efforts of her contemporaries and the broader economic context of her work have received far less attention in recent years. CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, provides an illustrated overview of the historical context of indigo’s rise and fall in early South Carolina.

  • Aug-13-19 1:00 pm - Aug-13-19 4:00 pm

    Want to learn more about your family tree, but don’t know where to start? Drop by the library for a quick introduction to CCPL’s many ancestry databases and genealogy research resources. Librarians will share how to find what you’re looking for and offer genealogy search tips.

  • Aug-20-19 1:00 pm - Aug-20-19 4:00 pm

    Want to learn more about your family tree, but don’t know where to start? Drop by the library for a quick introduction to CCPL’s many ancestry databases and genealogy research resources. Librarians will share how to find what you’re looking for and offer genealogy search tips.

  • Aug-27-19 1:00 pm - Aug-27-19 4:00 pm

    Want to learn more about your family tree, but don’t know where to start? Drop by the library for a quick introduction to CCPL’s many ancestry databases and genealogy research resources. Librarians will share how to find what you’re looking for and offer genealogy search tips.