beaufort-museum-exteriorMuseum members and the public are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Beaufort History Museum (BHM) on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM 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 and plans for 2016 will be revealed. Current museum members will also vote on a slate of new Board of Directors candidates, 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 that will take place at the Museum in the coming months.  Included are:


·      March 11 – 13, 2016: A weekend-long living history encampment in the Arsenal Courtyard, featuring re-enactors portraying: a Union Army company from Pennsylvania stationed in Beaufort during the Civil War; freed men and women; abolitionists; and missionaries.

·      May 3, 2016: The second annual Beaufort History Museum Tea, a fundraiser, to be held at the Dataw Island Club.

·      June 10 – 11, 2016: The South Carolina Humanities Festival, showcasing Beaufort County’s culture, arts, and history. The Museum plans to unveil a new exhibit on the Reconstruction Period in Beaufort.


Dinner at Southern Graces Bistro in the Beaufort Inn

Following the annual meeting, a dinner will be held at 7:00 PM at Southern Graces Bistro in the Beaufort Inn at 809 Port Republic St.  Selections include Fried Green Tomato Canapé; Signature Popovers; choice of Shrimp Fettuccine or Wine Roasted Chicken and a Trio of Mini Desserts.  The price is  $25.00 per person. Complimentary wine provided by the Museum will be served with dinner.  Reservations can be madevia the Museum’s website at The first 50 dinner reservations submitted will be accommodated. The deadline for making reservations for the dinner is Monday, January 18.

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.

The 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.