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2021 Heritage Library Winter Program | Author’s Chat: Captain William Hilton
January 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
2021 Heritage Library Winter Programs
All programs this winter will be on Zoom. Zoom links are sent out to registered participants the evening before the program. We will not be recording classes or other programming but will offer additional programming throughout the year.
AUTHOR CHAT – Captain William Hilton – And the Founding of Hilton Head Island
Monday, January 11, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
Author: Dwayne Pickett
Behind the pristine beaches and world renown of Hilton Head Island lies a history that dates back to the early exploration of the nation. In 1663, William Hilton, a mariner born in England, was hired by a group in Barbados to find new lands for them to settle. Hilton led an exploration of the Port Royal Sound area, where he named Hilton Head Island as a navigational marker for future sailors. The island began as a sparsely populated area on the fringe of English settlement in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, when it was called Trench’s Island on some maps. Author Dwayne W. Pickett details the life of Hilton, his exploration of the Carolina coast and the founding of an iconic island.
Cost – $5.00