Sullivan’s Island, SC – Fort Sumter National Monument officials announce the public program schedule for the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin launch in South Carolina. The quarter features a scene from Fort Moultrie, a unit of Fort Sumter National Monument. This event is the last major National Park Service Centennial event for Fort Sumter National Monument. Programs will begin Wednesday, November 16 and continue through Thursday, November 17. All events will be held at Fort Moultrie, located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482. A complete list of programs, including times and specific locations, is listed below.
Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 pm; meet at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center Auditorium
The coin forum is an opportunity for the public to express their views about future coinage, and learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives.
Fort Moultrie Quarter Launch
Thursday, November 17 at 10:30 am; meet on the field behind historic Fort Moultrie
Representatives of the National Park Service and United States Mint will officially launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument). Music by the Plantation Signers and Lorraine White will accompany the program, The Citadel Color Guard will present the nation’s colors, and National Park Service living historians will fire a salute using reproduction muskets.
Immediately following the ceremony, visitors may go to the South State bank tent which will be in the field for the coin exchange. Visitors must bring CASH ONLY in $10.00 increments from $10.00 to $100.00 to exchange for rolls of the new Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) quarter. quarter.
Sergeant William Jasper: An Enigmatic Hero
Thursday, November 17 at 12:00 pm; meet at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center Auditorium
Dr. Nicholas Butler, Charleston County Public Library Historian, will present a profile of the enigmatic Sergeant, his life, death, and legacy.
Thursday, November 17 at 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 pm; meet inside historic Fort Moultrie
Join national park rangers and learn about Sgt. Jasper, the Second South Carolina Infantry, and the palmetto log fort where they defended Charleston Harbor against British invasion on June 28, 1776.
• Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and carpool, overflow parking will be available.
• Seating is limited; visitors may bring a chair or blanket.
• Ceremony will happen outside rain or shine. Visitors should plan appropriately with rain gear or sunscreen/hats.
• Visitors may want to bring insect repellant and/or refillable water bottles
Interested in visiting Fourt Moultrie or Fort Sumter? Visit your local AAA Travel office for hotel accommodations and route information.