The Baird Brothers: Charleston Cycling Stars

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.

Where: Charleston County Public Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401

Between 1890 and 1908, the Baird brothers of Charleston dominated the local bicycle scene, both as competitive racers and as retail merchants. Their oval track at the corner of Meeting and Brigade Streets was a popular bike rendezvous before the ascendancy of the automobile. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a profile of the Baird brothers and their legacy on Charleston’s upper peninsula.

 

A Brief History of the Mt. Pleasant-Charleston Ferry

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:30 a.m.

Where: Village Library, 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., 29464

Long before there was a bridge across the Cooper River, there was a regular ferry service that transported people and animals from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston. Where did it land, and how long did it 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.

 

A Brief History of the Mt. Pleasant-Charleston Ferry

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.

Where: Charleston County Public Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401

Long before there was a bridge across the Cooper River, there was a regular ferry service that transported people and animals from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston. Where did it land, and how long did it 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