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October 2017

Hilton Head History Day

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

October 14- Hilton Head History Day- Saturday- 10-4pm- This annual event celebrates 15 historical sites here on HHI. Buses depart from Honey Horn to transport visitors to the various sites. This is the best opportunity to photograph these sites which are an important part of the CCHHI Sense of Place exhibit at the Coastal discovery Museum next May and June. This is not an organized trip as you will be on your own.

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Hilton Head Cup Sailing Regatta

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

October 15- Sunday- The Hilton Head Cup Sailing Regatta on Calibogue Sound aboard the Island Queen. This is an excellent boat for photographers in that we can walk around to get the best shots. This annual event is hosted by the Hilton Head Yacht Club and provides a great opportunity to photograph larger boats than are normally seen racing in the sound. The races last from 12-3. We will assemble at the Broad Creek Marina at 12:30. This is at…

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November 2017

Harbour Island

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

November 2- Harbour Island- Thursday, - Piping Plovers, 9:30-4- We will visit this gated community as guests of John Albert who will guide us to view the birds of the fall migration on the beach. According to John, the best time to see the birds is one hour either side of high tide which is at 11:30. We will leave Lowes for the 1 hour trip at 9:30 to arrive by 10:30. We will have lunch at Wren in Beaufort.…

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December 2017

Reconstruction Era National Monument

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

December 5-Tuesday - Reconstruction Era National Monument - This National Monument was established in January of this year to tell the story of reconstruction from 1861 to the 1890’s after the Civil War. We will visit the three sites recognized along with other attractions along the way in Port Royal and St. Helena Island. First, we will visit Penn Center, which was the first school established for freed slaves and the campus became an assembly area for the leaders of…

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January 2018

Marine Air Station, Beaufort

January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

January 25-Thursday- Marine Air Station, Beaufort , We will go behind the scenes at the air base to see a demonstration of the capabilities of their guard dogs, visit the hangar where they will be servicing the aircraft and have lunch at the officers club. The time of the trip is being coordinated and will be posted later.

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February 2018

Freedom Day , Mitchelville, HHI

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

February 3-Saturday-Freedom Day- Mitchelville- National Freedom Day has been celebrated in the United States since Congress established it in 1948. It is set on February 1 which was the day that President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution that ended slavery. Mitchelville celebrates this on the following Saturday with tours and entertainment from 10-2. This provides the opportunity to photograph people in period costume. This is not an organized field trip. Rather it is an opportunity to…

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March 2018

Beaufort Historic District , Santa Elena Museum and National Cemetery

March 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am

March 14- Wednesday- Beaufort Historic District, Santa Elena Museum and National Cemetery – After stopping at the Visitor center at Claret St. for maps and restrooms, we will take a two hour walking tour of the very historic Point section where many of the best homes in Beaufort are located. This is a great opportunity to photograph rich architectural details and glimpses of beautiful gardens. We will have lunch at The Lowcountry Produce Market and Cafe at 302 Carteret St.…

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April 2018

Alligator Farm, St. Augustine and Jacksonville Zoo

April 30, 2018 - May 1, 2018

April 30- May 1 Monday Tuesday -Alligator Farm, St. Augustine and Jacksonville Zoo, Florida- We will assemble at Lowes to form up carpools at 8am and arrive at the zoo by 10:30. This 110 acre Zoo and Botanic Garden, along the Trout River, is celebrating its 103th anniversary this year. The 2000 rare and exotic animals and birds as well as the 1500 plant species in the gardens are favorites of photographers. Both the zoo and gardens have won numerous…

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May 2018

Hunting Island State Park

May 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

May 16-Wednesday- Hunting Island State Park- We will visit the hopefully restored park which was damaged so heavily by Mathew. We will see the bone yard of dead trees on the beach, the historic light house and the marshlands. We will eat lunch at the Johnson Creek Tavern overlooking the creek at 2141 Sea Island Parkway. We will leave Lowes at 8:30 and return by 3. The entry fee is $5 for adults and $3.25 for SC seniors.

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Congaree National Park and Columbia Riverbanks Zoo

May 29, 2018 - May 30, 2018

Late May-Congaree National Park and Columbia Zoo- The 26,000 acre park is known for its 90 species of trees such as the Bald Cypress (10 foot high knees), Loblolly Pines (Americas largest at 170’) elms, hickories, maples and oaks. All of this is best seen from the 21/2 mile boardwalk. The colorful 5”wide Golden silk orb weaver spider can also be seen form the boardwalk. Each May the fireflies put on a synchronized flashing display that is unparalleled in nature.…

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