By Susan Middaugh for the Island Eye News
Marina Conner of the National Park Service is the guest speaker for the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center’s November program, on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center Auditorium.
Conner is excited to present her research on Sullivan’s Island participation in the Great War. Her presentation, titled “Moultrieville’s Doughboys” follows three island boys as they fought for the United States in the First World War. Her research celebrates and remembers the armistice and the centennial of the first Armistice Day: November 11, 1918.
Despite her lack of a traditional southern drawl, Marina Conner is a native Charlestonian through and through. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston where she studied history. Conner currently works for the National Park Service at Fort Sumter National Monument. She considers herself an avid indoorsman and dedicated historian.
This event is free and open to the public.
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