Dr. Lawrence Rowland

Dr. Lawrence Rowland is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History for the University of South Carolina Beaufort and previously held roles with the University as Professor of History and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and is a past president of the South Carolina Historical Society. He holds a bachelors of arts from Hamilton College (New York), and both a masters and doctorate from the University of South Carolina. Professor Rowland is author of numerous articles and book reviews on South Carolina and Sea Island history. He is the author of The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Vol. I, 1514-1861, with Alexander Moore and George C. Rogers, Jr., 1996. (1996), Window on the Atlantic: The Rise and Fall of Santa Elena, South Carolina Spanish City (1990), The Civil War in South Carolina: Selections from the South Carolina Historical Magazine, Co-editor with Stephen G. Hoffius, (2011), and The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Vol. II and Vol. III, 1861-1990, with Stephen R. Wise and Gerhard Spieler (2015).


Dr. Stephen Wise

Dr. Wise is the director of the Parris Island Museum at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot located at Parris Island, South Carolina. He also serves as an adjunct history professor for the University South Carolina Beaufort.  He is a noted Civil War historian and has written the following works in conjunction with Dr. Lawrence Rowland:

Rebellion, Reconstruction and Redemption. The History of Beaufort Count 1861-1893


Bridging the Sea Island’s Past and Present, 1893-2006: The History of Beaufort