January 7, 2003
Spring library friends events announced
Citadel's Daniel Library Friends events continue in 2003 with the first
event set for Tuesday, Jan. 14.
the Civil War a revolutionary war? Emory
Thomas, the visiting Mark Clark History Professor at The Citadel and distinguished
Robert E. Lee biographer, will answer that question during his talk, beginning
at 6:30 p.m. in the Daniel Library on The Citadel campus.
address is one of several events sponsored by the Daniel Library Friends
at The Citadel. The monthly programs examine Charleston's history and
culture through speeches, demonstrations, seminars and slide presentations.
This year's schedule includes a special event May 6 featuring author Antony
Beevor, a No. 1 best-selling writer in the United Kingdom.
programs are free and open to the public. Parking on campus is also free.
upcoming events include:
A tour of three mid-town churches and the Manigault House
When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
What: This walking tour with Jonathan Poston features St. Matthew's Lutheran
Church, the Second Presbyterian Church, New Tabernacle Fourth Baptist
Church and the Joseph Manigault House. Poston is the expert on 18th and
19th Century Charleston. Walking shoes recommended. Reservations required
by calling 843-953-7691. Cost is $35.
German POWs in
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, Daniel Library
What: Dr. Fritz Hamer of the South Carolina State Museum is an authority
on the 8,000 German and Italian prisoners of war who were brought to South
Carolina on empty LSTs and cargo vessels. During this period there were
a total of over 370,000 German POWS in the U.S. Learn more about his unique
chapter in World War II history.
Miss Alice R. Huger
Smith and her role in the Charleston renaissance
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the Daniel Library.
What: Roberta Sokolitz, noted author and art critic, will use her unique
collection of slides to reveal the extraordinary depth and diversity of
Alice R. Huger Smith's paintings. Charlestonians remember Miss Alice for
her liquid, romantic watercolors of the Lowcountry, and for her presence
in two pink houses-her studio on Chalmers Street and her house on Church
spring exhibit of Richard Porcher's wildflower prints
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the Daniel Library
What: Throughout the spring months Professor Richard Porcher's superb
photographs of the wildflowers of South Carolina will be on display in
the Daniel Library. Dr. Porcher will provide a slide lecture on the wildflowers
featured in his book. A reception in his honor will follow.
Zion Male Choir and Lowcountry Gospel celebration
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Summerall Chapel
What: The Mt. Zion Male Choir is one of Charleston's premier singing groups.
The Lowcountry's African-American musical heritage is rich with the beautiful
cadences of Gospel music. Come sing along and enjoy an evening of music.
The 5th Emily Whaley
Memorial Garden Tour
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, March 9
What: This 5th annual garden tour will feature 12 gardens on South Battery
and Legare Streets. This is a premier horticultural and landscape design
tour. There will be a garden expert in each garden to point out highlights.
The self-guided tour begins on either Tradd or Legare streets. Cost, which
includes a reception afterward at 18 Legare St., is $50. Reservations
are required. Call 843-953-7691.
From slavery to
freedom in 19th century Charleston
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 in Daniel Library
What: Dr. Bernard Powers of the College of Charleston History Department
will focus on the character of slavery and free blacks in antebellum Charleston,
and how their experiences were transformed by the end of the Civil War
and emancipation. Dr. Powers will also explore the growth of the African
American community, it's labor and education and the church in the post-war
Chef Bob Waggoner
of the Charleston Grill -- Cooking Live!
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 in the Daniel Library
What: Chef Waggoner is one of Charleston's top culinary experts and The
Charleston Grill is renowned for its Lowcountry cuisine. Chef Waggoner
will show us how to cook beef tenderloin and create the perfect accompanying
sauce. Come prepared to learn about style and grace at the table, and
also have a taste-tempting treat.
World War II from
a Citadel veteran's perspective
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 in Room 165 in Bond Hall
What: Lt. Col. A. Preston Price (USA, Ret.), Citadel Class of 1943, recalls
the life of cadets between 1941 and 1943, as they prepared to go to war,
and recounts his own combat experiences when he served
with the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division ("The Big Red One")
in Europe. Price will sign copies of his new book, The Last Kilometer:
Marching to Victory in Europe with the Big Red One, 1944-1945.
A Brookgreen Garden
tour with Curator of Sculpture Robin Salmon
When: Noon Sunday, April 6
What: The tour leaves The Citadel bound for Brookgreen garden and a special
tour of this elegant garden's extraordinary sculpture. A picnic lunch
will be served along the way. Reservations are limited to the first 28
people. Cost is $45. Call 843-953-7691.
The siege of Charleston,
1863-1865 with Richard W. Hatcher III
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in the Daniel Library
What: Rick Hatcher has worked for the National Park Service as the historian
for the Fort Sumter National Monument. He will focus on U.S. military
operations to take Fort Sumter and capture Charleston during the 19-month
The Fall of
Berlin with Antony Beevor
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 in the Daniel Library
What: Antony Beevor is the No. 1 best-selling author in the United Kingdom.
Learn more about the last days of World War II through this talk, and
his book, The Fall of Berlin, 1945. A book signing will follow.
additional information about The Citadel's Daniel Library Friends or events,
contact Angie LeClercq at 843-953-1267.