When: Fri., Aug. 11, 6 p.m. 2017
Charleston author Steve Hoffius will talk about Northern Money, Southern Lands: The Yankees Who Transformed the South Carolina Lowcountry which has been described as, “An enchanting mix of gossip and history from the era when parts of the Old South met its new owners.” In the 1930s a group of Northerners bought scores of Lowcountry South Carolina plantations. Some of the properties are now famous (Hilton Head Island), most are not. One of them, Cat Island, became the first nudist colony in America. The northern buyers included some of the biggest names in American business — DuPont, Whitney, Doubleday, Marshall Field. Following the presentation, during a reception, Hoffius will sign books and chat with attendees.