October 23: Discovery Lecture & Book Signing – Daufukie Daze, 2-3 p.m. Daufuskie Daze: Living, learning, and teaching on a South Carolina Sea Island – Jim Alberto – Retired teacher and Hilton Head Island resident.
Starting in 1974, Jim Alberto and his wife, Carol, taught school at the Mary Fields Elementary School for nine years. Little did they know that Jim’s meeting with Pat Conroy in 1973 would play such an important role in their careers. Jim and Carol experienced Daufuskie Island life first-hand when they moved out to this South Carolina barrier island to teach the local children. From navigating weekly boat rides to the mainland for groceries to learning to avoid dangerously close encounters with local wildlife, such as snakes and alligators, these teachers had no idea how much they themselves would learn from the island and the people who call it home.
The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.