Waccamaw Neck is our destination for the 2017 fall meeting of the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina. The program begins on Saturday, October 14, with a tour of Hobcaw Barony, Bernard Baruch’s 16,000-acre winter hunting retreat, preserved in perpetuity by his daughter Belle Wilcox Baruch for purposes of education and research. Now a world-class center of marine biology and forestry exploration, Hobcaw offers an unparalleled opportunity to interpret every era of human habitation in South Carolina.
On Sunday, the meeting will convene in Georgetown, third oldest town in South Carolina and the second (after Charleston) where Jews settled. The state’s second oldest Jewish cemetery testifies to the longevity of the Jewish community. Sunday’s program starts at Temple Beth Elohim with a slide lecture titled “From First Families to Front Street,” to be followed by a panel of former and current residents representing some of the city’s prominent Jewish families. After lunch, attendees are invited to visit the Kaminski House, Rice Museum, and Kaminski Hardware, for a total immersion in local history.
Please visit jhssc.org for more information and to register for the meeting. We expect this meeting to sell out, so please register early.
Sponsor: Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina