Secret Societies: Myth and Reality
Frank Karpiel, author of Charleston’s Historic Cemeteries and Professor of History, The Citadel
Secret societies often appear in today’s popular culture, ranging from Dan Brown’s occult mysteries to the historical conspiracies depicted in National Treasure and other films. Even those who don’t know anything about the secret societies have some inkling of their symbolism – ranging from skull and bones to the unfinished pyramid and the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill. This presentation will explore some of the real stories of the activities of secret societies that will be just as surprising as the fictional treatments.
The Ceramic Artist
Fiorenzo Beradozzi, Ceramic Artist, Owner/Member of Cone Ten Studios
Our presenter will discuss the artist’s journey from his birth in a small town in Italy to his present day expression as a member of the art community of Charleston.