All locals and organizations are invited to participate. To be part of history, call Linda Piekut with The Heritage Library Foundation at 843-686-6560 or email  or 350/30 Chair, Leslie Richardson at

Click here to view the full schedule of events, including the Open House at Town Hall, Island-Wide History Day and Community Beach Party At Coligny on Sat. October 5th.

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September 30th – October 5th, 2013 • Hilton Head Island, SC


Charles Fraser walking his alligator – statue can be found at Compass Rose Park on Hilton Head Island

In September of 1663, on a voyage of exploration, Captain William Hilton entered Port Royal Sound and spotted a headland-a high point that would be called Hilton’s Headland, or Hilton’s Head. 320 years later, Hilton Head Island became the Town of Hilton Head Island.

Today, a group of volunteers are organizing a 350/30 anniversary blowout to commemorate both events. The Heritage Library Foundation, the Town of Hilton Head Island, Coligny Plaza, USCB Hospitality and Event Management Department, Coastal Discovery Museum, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, and many other island organizations are working together to plan a week-long celebration of the island.

The celebration will kick off with an open house at Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 and culminate in a huge beach party on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, with events in between including tours of historic sites and lectures on the area.