BeaufortHistoryMuseumMuseum members and the public are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Beaufort History Museum, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the museum’s main hall on the second floor of The Arsenal, located at 713 Craven St. At the meeting, milestones of the past year will be celebrated, including the opening in June of a special exhibit about the Reconstruction Era in Beaufort. Plans for 2017 also will be revealed, including details of an exciting project to completely renovate the museum’s main exhibit hall in the coming year. Current museum members will also vote on a slate of new Board of Directors nominees, which will have been presented to them in advance via email.Board President Carol Lauvray announced the meeting and also provided a preview of events sponsored by the museum that will take place in the coming months. Included are:
January – May, 2017:  Ongoing presentation of the popular History Lecture Series.  This series, produced in cooperation with the Beaufort County Library, has presented lectures on Beaufort District history, which have been filled to capacity.March 3-5, 2017: The second annual weekend-long living history encampment in the Arsenal Courtyard featuring re-enactors in period dress.

May 10, 2017: The third annual Beaufort History Museum Tea, a fundraiser, to be held at the Dataw Island Club.Refreshments to follow:Following the annual meeting a reception featuring hors d’ oeuvres and wines will be held at 7 p.m. at the museum. Those who wish to renew their museum memberships or to become new members, may do so at the meeting or via the museum’s website at Beaufort History Museum, which was founded in 1939, has evolved to focus specifically on the deep and rich history of the Beaufort District.  It strives to manage and display artifacts and documents held by the City of Beaufort, telling the compelling stories of this area from the early 16th Century until modern times.