Video: Reenactor provides chance to 'meet' Captain Hilton

info@islandpacket.comJuly 11, 2013 

Peggy Pickett helps get her son, Dwayne Pickett, ready to go on as the English explorer Capt. William Hilton at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Thursday. "I have to see that his bow tie is tied properly," she said. Hilton Head Island takes its name from the explorer, who sighted it 350 years ago while exploring the Southeast coast.

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The Coastal Discovery Museum is offering modern day Hilton Head Islanders an opportunity to "meet" Capt. William Hilton, who sighted the island 350 years ago while exploring the Southeast coast and is the island's namesake.

Dwayne Pickett portrays the captain during the interactive program which is scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 22. Cost is $15 a person. Reservations are required.

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