Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fine People and Fine Day for Middleton Place Talk and Cemetery Tour

Yesterday helped get 2015 off to a great start! I had the honor of speaking about my Magnolia Cemetery books to a large group of guides at Middleton Place, one of the Charleston area's greatest and best attractions.

Beverly Donald speaks at the Smith Pyramid
After my talk at the Middleton Place pavilion (organized by Marty Turney), most of us drove to Magnolia Cemetery where superintendent Beverly Donald led a walking tour of Middleton, Alston and Middleton Place-connected burial sites. Lots of history and beautiful examples of funerary art. And we were treated to a beautiful, sunny and comfortable winter day. 

It was a truly great day and I'm very appreciative of the opportunity to speak to such a prominent group and to, with Beverly Donald, show these Middleton guides what's so special and interesting about Magnolia Cemetery! 

Click here for more information about Magnolia Cemetery and Middleton Place

Contact me, Patrick Harwood (843.224.3112 or birdseyeviewspublications@gmial.com), to hear more about my visual presentations to groups about Magnolia Cemetery, one of America's most beautiful and historic cemeteries. 
Middleton Place tour guides were taken on a tour of Magnolia Cemetery

Friday, December 19, 2014

VCU Alumni Publication Article

I was honored (and flattered) to get some nice attention in the School of Humanities publication at my alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University. The writer, Caitlin Hanbury, did a fine job, crafting a really good article from our phone interview a few months ago. Check out the VCU piece!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Portico Feature Article!

Many thanks to the fine staff at Portico, the College of Charleston's employee newsletter, for a really nice article about my Magnolia Cemetery research and books. Check out pages 5-6 of the online version of the Fall 2014 publication!

From the Fall 2014 CofC Portico employee newsletter

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pat and Patrick Side-by-Side!

I was pleased to see my book is keeping such good company on the shelves of Tomlinson's Warehouse in Summerville! This posting is also a chance to thank store manager Rod Ellison for his support of local authors and artisans. The same appreciation goes to the owners and managers of the other shops that carry my and other local authors' books.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Magnolia Cemetery History and Artistry Presentation Opportunities

I have what I feel is a very interesting and colorful 60-90 minute photographic and oral presentation about my Magnolia Cemetery research and books. Please contact me if I can give a talk to your

Saturday, June 14, 2014

"In the Arms" Now In the Arms of the Governor!

What a thrill it was when I saw this photo shared by Magnolia Cemetery Superintendent Beverly Donald! Beverly was in Columbia on June 11 to receive an award as part of the 2014 South Carolina Historic Preservation Awards held in the state Capitol.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"In the Arms" Interest Sparks Second Printing


At Magnolia Cemetery on April 12 with
Superintendent Beverly Donald.
It was a beautiful day and a great turnout
for the first book signing!
Sales have been brisk of my new book, "In the Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery- Charleston's Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry." In April, the first two book signings, at Magnolia Cemetery and the College of Charleston, were very successful.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Marching into March at Donnelley Wildlife Area

I took advantage of the beautiful weather on Sunday, March 2 to drive down to the ACE Basin for a visit to the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area. The WMA site is located about 40 miles south of Charleston off Highway 17. The ACE Basin is one of the Lowcountry's true treasures- tens of thousands (at least) of acres of protected lands in a region named for the confluence of the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers, hence the ACE acronym.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sunday Morning Pileated Woodpecker Treat!

Last Sunday morning was a bit chilly but clear outside so I decided to read the newspaper on my back porch. I was soon rewarded with an unexpected birding adventure when I started hearing the unmistakable sounds of a woodpecker at work.