Pat Conroy is turning 70 and the Beaufort History Museum is preparing to celebrate the milestone with a festive birthday party on Saturday evening, October 31, beginning at 7:30 pm in the courtyard at the Arsenal.  The event will feature live music, a delicious Lowcountry feast with beer and wine and, of course, birthday cake. 

            “Pat Conroy is a local literary treasure who has eloquently expressed his love for his hometown and the Lowcountry in his critically acclaimed novels and memoirs,” said Katherine Lang, a Board member who was instrumental in bringing the party to the Museum.  “Now we want to show him that we love him back!”

            The event is open to the public but space is limited and those wishing to attend are advised to register early.  Tickets, priced at  $30 for Museum members and $35 for non-members, are on sale now at

            The Beaufort History Museum, located in The Arsenal at 713 Craven St., has evolved to focus specifically on the deep and rich history of the Beaufort District, which originally included Jasper County as well.     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. Through community engagement, children’s programs, educational opportunities and social events, the Museum provides many services to visitors and local residents. The next series of Docent Training classes will begin Wednesday, October 14. To contact the Museum: call 843.379.3079, direct email to or visit