Pluff Mud Pioneers, and How They Changed Their Worlds

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Richard Thomas on October 9 at 2 p.m., for this program and a booksigning. You will hear long-forgotten and little-known stories of Beaufort County events and the people who, in their time, dramatically changed the world around them and set the course for the future to follow. The presentation will focus on nine notable events in Beaufort County’s past and how each of them constituted a significant first of their kind in American history. The stories of these events and the people involved constitute the core of his book, Backwater Frontier: Beaufort County, SC at the Forefront of American History.

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.