Between the Waters

Wendy Allen on Hobcaw Research

April 21, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Wendy Allen

In 1956 Bernard Baruch signed over all of Hobcaw Barony to his daughter, Belle. Belle died in 1964, leaving Hobcaw "for the purpose of teaching and/or research in forestry, marine biology, and the care and propagation of wild life and flora and fauna in South Carolina."...

Food Historian Michael Twitty Discusses Origins of Lowcountry Cuisine

April 19, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Michael Twitty

Culinary adaptations transformed traditional African dishes into a unique, new creolized cuisine, influenced by European and Native American traditions, and characteristic of Gullah culture. Foodways of the South Carolina Lowcountry reach back to the region’s earliest...

Melissa Cooper of Rutgers University Discusses 20th Century Sea Island Trend

April 14, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Melissa Cooper

In the early years of the twentieth century, a number of prominent, wealthy Northerners purchased land on the Waccamaw Neck. Bernard Baruch, who bought Hobcaw Barony in 1905 as a winter vacation home and hunting retreat, was the first, followed by the Huntingtons,...

The McClary Family Visits the Strawberry Schoolhouse

February 22, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by R. Dymock
McClary Family in Strawberry Schoolhouse

Strawberry Schoolhouse was a private school for African–American children who lived at Hobcaw Barony, built for them by Bernard Baruch in 1915. This was a one room schoolhouse with one teacher for grades 1-5. The schoolhouse had no running water or electricity. Children...

Joshua Shubrick Visits Friendfield Village

February 17, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by R. Dymock
Joshua Shubrick at Friendfield Village

Joshua Shubrick was a former resident of Friendfield Village. He split his time between Georgetown, where he cared for his mother, and Hobcaw, where he went to Strawberry School. Shubrick stayed with his grandfather, Timothy McCants in Friendfield while he went to school...

The Early History of Hobcaw

February 15, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by R. Dymock
Leland Ferguson

Hobcaw Barony, known to Native Americans as “Between the Waters,” has a rich past. Although Hobcaw is best known for the Baruch family and their many wealthy and well-known visitors, the 20th century is only a small part of Hobcaw’s story. For most of its history, the...

The Waccamaw Indian People

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Buster Hatcher, Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People,

The Native American presence at Hobcaw Barony is apparent in the property’s very name, said to be a Native American word meaning “between the waters.” Physical evidence is readily seen in the shell middens that line the shores of Hobcaw’s creeks and emerge as outcroppings...

Behind the Scenes with the Between the Waters Project Director

October 25, 2016 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Tabitha Safdi
Between the Waters Homepage

Between the Waters is a production of South Carolina ETV and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Humanities South Carolina. The first project about Hobcaw Barony, produced by SCETV, was a television documentary entitled The Baruchs of Hobcaw , which...

SCETV’s Between the Waters Project - Now Available!

September 23, 2016 - Posted in Education by Betsy Newman
Screen shot from Between the Waters website

Between the Waters, www.betweenthewaters.org , is SCETV’s new immersive transmedia website showcasing the culture and history of Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000 acre historic site on the coast of South Carolina. Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Hobcaw is a crossroads...