The Smith family moved to Hilton Head Island in 1963 so that John could take a position with Charles Fraser and help develop and market the new Sea Pines Plantation. What was Hilton Head Island like in the early days? Was it Paradise, Camelot, Utopia, or the Days of Wine and Roses? According to Nelle and Ora Smith, "It was all of those things. It was a quiet simpler time with mostly dirt roads, surrounded by incredible natural beauty. Being a part of the growing Island was the chance of a lifetime - witnessing the first Heritage Golf Tournament, feeling the joy as people began to discover the oceanfront treasure nestled in the tall pines. Our family was there to help plant the seeds that have grown Hilton Head Island into the beloved destination it is today." Join the Coastal Discovery Museum on October 2 at 2pm to hear more about their experiences on Hilton Head Island as development was beginning. Nelle and Ora Smith will also have copies of "Paradise - Memories of Hilton Head Island in the Early Days" for sale at the presentation.
October 2nd at 2 pm. Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.