Genealogical society plans meeting Tuesday

 CLEMSON — “From Revolution to Reconstruction: Tangible Reminders that History Happened Here” will be the topic for the Old Pendleton District Genealogical Society meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Central-Clemson Library on S.C. Highway 93.

Guest speaker Will Hiott, director of historic properties for Clemson University, will highlight several cultural and historic sites on the Clemson campus and within the experimental forest, including Hopewell, Keowee Heights and Fort Hill.

Hiott began his career at Clemson University as curator for the Historic House Museums, Fort Hill and the Hanover House. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in public history with a concentration in historic preservation and museum studies; completed postgraduate study in PRTM, higher education and public policy; and has served as an adjunct instructor of history since 1992.

In addition, Hiott has written numerous grants, brochures, and articles on the Calhouns and Clemsons, including two chapters for a Thomas Clemson bicentennial biography on Clemson’s Fort Hill Years and Art Collection.

For more information on the Old Pendleton District Genealogical Society, contact OPD president Judy Long at (864) 933-3013.