Tag: Cultural

Jun 11 2019

Battery Gadsden Cultural Center And The National Park Service Present Danger On Sullivan’s Island

By Susan Middaugh for The Island Eye News Colonel William “Danger” Thomson played the key role in defending Sullivan’s island from British forces who attempted to cross Breach Inlet to attack Fort Moultrie from the rear. This battle played a pivotal role in the American Revolution and is celebrated each year on June 28 as …

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Feb 21 2019

Op-Ed: Battery Gadsden Cultural Center Receives Special Donation

By Mike Walsh for The Island Eye News Battery Gadsden Cultural Center recently received a very special contribution, because it was in honor of a very special individual. Carol and Ed Willingham of Raleigh, N.C., gave a generous donation to honor the memory of Carol’s late father, Charlie Connor, who spent part of his time …

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Oct 29 2018

Battery Gadsden Cultural Center & The National Park Service Present “Moultrieville’s Doughboys”

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 …

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Aug 31 2018

Tales Of Sullivan’s Island Past

By Susan Middaugh for The Island Eye News What was the government of Sullivan’s Island like before we had a Town Council and Mayor? When was Sullivan’s Island forced to prepare for a nuclear missile attack? Where did islanders go to enjoy an evening of roller skating? How did the IOP connector almost not get …

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Jul 19 2018

Wild Horses Couldn’t Keep Me Away

By Carol Antman for The Island Eye News  Snubs, cultural differences and misunderstandings are the backstories of Cumberland Island and St. Marys Georgia. The misguided Seal sisters for example were just waving their handkerchiefs good-bye as the Yankees finally abandoned the occupation of their town. Captain Higginson, the commanding officer, saw it differently. “They’re sending …

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May 22 2018

2nd Annual Maritime Expo At Battery Gadsden

By Rick Reed for The Island Eye News Photos by Jason Ogden On June 9, the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center will host a daylong Wooden Boat Exhibition at the BGCC Grounds and Maritime Museum Exposition on the National Park Service’s Coast Guard Station Grounds. The Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, the National Park Service at Fort …

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Jan 26 2018

Op-Ed: Building A Village, Part I

By Rick Reed for The Island Eye News With the small town feel, laid back lifestyles and many activities and needs within walking or biking distance; Sullivan’s Island has the opportunity to be what used to be connected neighborhoods and intergenerational community. Urban planning, sprawl, unfettered growth, isolation of age groups into silos (ghettos even) …

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Dec 14 2017

Eagle Scout Project On Isle Of Palms

By Mae Millicent Peterseim  for The Island Eye News Boy Scout Troop 502 chartered by the First United Methodist Church, IOP, (Etiwan District, Coastal Carolina Council) pressure washed and painted the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center over the Thanksgiving holiday. The work was completed under the direction of John Peterseim (Sullivan’s Islander and junior at SOA) …

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Oct 13 2017

Discover The History Of Your Lowcountry Property

By Susan Middaugh for The Island Eye News Titles to property in the Lowcountry date back to the 1600s, and South Carolina has a rich trove of land records that document ownership dating back to the original land grants. On Thursday, Oct. 19, in a joint program sponsored by the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center and …

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Sep 09 2017

Recollections Of Sullivan’s Island During World War II

By Susan Middaugh for The Island Eye News The personal and family stories of long-time residents are an essential part of the remarkable history of Sullivan’s Island. The Oral History Project of Battery Gadsden Cultural Center is designed to capture these stories as recounted by Island residents in interviews that are videotaped and edited according …

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