SUMMERVILLE — The Lowcountry Colonial Days encampment and re-enactment takes place March 2 at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site.The event is scheduled to include military drills, musket and cannon firing, blacksmithing, cooking, trade, medical practice demonstrations, history and archaeology tours.

But don’t overlook the man in the tricorn hat, over by the three-century-old tombstones of the St. George Church.

David Gillespie, of Pickens, practices the craft that etched those names. It’s more than a show for him; it’s his livelihood. He has hand-cut period piece and modern tombstones and headstones with a brass-headed mallet and chisel for more than a decade, an outgrowth of a lifelong fascination with an era he calls “the Golden Age of America.”

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.