Join us at the Coastal Discovery Museum on December 9 at 2 pm as we hear Bernie Schein, Pat Conroy’s best friend, share stories. Conroy was beloved by millions of readers, but Schein was his best friend from the time they met in a high school pickup basketball game in Beaufort SC until Conroy’s death in 2016. Both were popular athletes, but also outsiders as a Jew and a Catholic military brat in the small-town Bible-Belt South, and they bonded.


A love letter and homage, and a way to share the Pat that Bernie knew, this book collects Bernie’s cherished memories about the gregarious, welcoming, larger-than-life man who remained his best friend, even during the years they didn’t speak. It offers a trove of insights and anecdotes that will be treasured by Pat Conroy’s devoted fans.

Cost is $7 per person for the program and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.  The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.