The Historic Neighborhood of the Wando Mount Pleasant Library

When: Saturday, June 15th 2019, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Wando Mount Pleasant Library, 1400 Carolina Park Boulevard, 29466

The new Wando Mount Pleasant library is planted within a landscape rich in history and culture. Once an active plantation site that formed part of "Wando Neck" in Christ Church Parish, this area hosted many generations of people whose activities contributed greatly to the cultural fabric of the Lowcountry. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a historical overview of the new library’s site and its surrounding neighborhood.

 

Two Centuries of Ferry Service Across the Cooper River

When: Saturday, July 13th 2019, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Wando Mount Pleasant Library, 1400 Carolina Park Boulevard, 29466

Long before there was a bridge across the Cooper River, there was several ferries that transported people and animals from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston. Where did they land? What types of boats did they use? Why did they cease to operate? Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated review of this important transportation link that operated for two centuries before the first Cooper River bridge.

 

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. John CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated overview of the historical context of indigo’s rise and fall in early South Carolina.

Two Performances:

  • Monday, July 22nd 2019, 11 a.m. - 12 noon, Otranto Road library, 2261 Otranto Road, 29406.

  • Tuesday, July 23rd 2019, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Main Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401.