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Citadel News Service

For Release
Aug. 21, 2002

The Citadel's Daniel Library Friends kick off new season

          The Lowcountry's Renaissance artists kick off the 2002-2003 Daniel Library Friends' ongoing celebration of Charleston history, culture and heritage at The Citadel.

          Rob Hicklin, owner of the Charleston Renaissance Gallery, will show slides and discuss his outstanding collection of paintings by noted local artists. Among them are Alice R. Huger Smith, Elizabeth ONeill Verner, Anna Heyward Taylor and Alfred Hutty.

          "You will experience the Lowcountry landscape through the eyes of its greatest interpreters," said Angie LeClercq, director of The Citadel's Daniel Library.

          The program begins at Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, in the Prioleau Room of The Daniel Library on The Citadel campus. It is free and open to the public.

          All events this year will explore the cultural wonders of South Carolina's past and are followed by a reception honoring the speaker. Here is schedule of upcoming events:

          Magnolias Southern Cuisine with Chief Donald Barickman

          When: Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the Prioleau Room

          What: Donald Barickman, the celebrated chef of Magnolias Restaurant of Charleston, will prepare a mouth-watering selection from his famed repertoire, including crab cakes and ham chowder from a new recipe to be published this fall by Martha Stewart. A book signing follows the event.

          South Carolina in the American Revolution with Walter Edgar

          When: Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Prioleau Room

          What: Noted historian Walter Edgar will discuss his belief that South Carolinas patriots suffered more, dared more and achieved more. From the spring of 1780 until the liberation of Charleston in December 1782, large parts of South Carolina were under British rule. Against all odds (and with very little assistance from elsewhere), the people of the state rose up in defiance and drove the oppressors from their land. A book signing follows the event.

          Shermans March through South Carolina with Kyle Sinisi

          When: Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Prioleau Room

          What: Professor Kyle Sinisi of The Citadels History Department puts a new spin on Tecumseh Shermans fiery march through the Carolinas. Destroyer or liberator, Sherman will remain a controversial character among South Carolinians. A reception will follow the presentation.

          A Lowcountry Plantation Tour with Angie LeClercq and Billy Baldwin

          When: Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Prioleau Room

          What: LeClercq and Baldwin will team up to show slides and tell legends about the houses and gardens of some very famous South Carolina landmarks. Baldwin is a well-respected author with a new book, South Carolina Plantations Today, written with Jane Isley. LeClercq, director of the Daniel Library at The Citadel, is a frequent garden speaker. A book signing will follow the talk.

          Carolina Gold Rice and Sea-Island Cotton with Richard Porcher

          When: Tuesday, Nov. 12 at in the Prioleau Room

          What: Richard Porcher, a Citadel Biology professor, will entertain with slides and unravel questions about two cultures that no longer exist. Porcher is considered the authority on antebellum rice and sea-island cotton cultures. Long stapled cotton and Carolina Gold rice ruled South Carolinas culture and economy during the antebellum period.

          The Irish in Charleston with David Gleeson

          When: Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the Prioleau Room

          What: David Gleeson of the College of Charlestons History Department has a new book entitled The Irish in The South, 1815-1877. From Tipperary, Ireland, Gleeson knows his Irish history and the role that those stalwart emigrants played in Charlestons culture and economy. Prepare to be entertained with slides and talk. A book signing will follow the presentation.

          The 5th Emily Whaley Memorial Garden Tour

          When: Sunday, March 9, 2003

          What: This 5th annual garden tour will feature 10 gardens on south Battery and Legare Streets. The garden tour features professional garden guides and includes gardens designed by top landscape designers. Among the exquisite gardens included on the tour are those of the Gibbes House at 64 South Battery and the Pineapple Gate House at

14 Legare St
. There will be a reception in the beautifully restored garden of
14 Legare St.
Reservations are required. Call 843-953-7691. $50. The event begins at
14 Legare St


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