DIHS JANUARY PROGRAM
The Daniel Island Historical Society will kick off its 2018 programming on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 pm with a presentation on “Historic Preservation and 21st Century Interpretations of Slavery.” Serving as guest speakers will be Anne Blessing, who received her Ph.D. in English from Tulane University and wrote her dissertation on slavery in the contemporary literary imagination, and Joseph McGill, a history consultant for Magnolia Plantation in Charleston. What responsibilities do newer communities, and present-day citizens everywhere, have to the past? How ought communities like Daniel Island honor the past even as they grow? What are the challenges, the typical stumbling blocks, etc? These questions and more will be addressed at the event, to be held at Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island. For more information, visit www.dihistoricalsociety.com.