In honor of Beaufort’s Tricentennial, the Parish Church of St. Helena will host a Lecture Series on three Fridays in January, featuring noted historians Lawrence Rowland, John McCardell, and Stephen Wise. The series, entitled “Beaufort – A Look Back” will explore the following topics:

 Friday, January 7

lectures-lawrence-rowland“Beaufort During the Colonial Era” by Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland; and “St. lectures-john-mccardellHelena’s Parish During the Colonial Era” by Dr. John M. McCardell, Jr.

Friday, January 14

The Great Beaufort Revival of 1831” by Dr. John M. McCardell, Jr.

Friday, January 21

“Beaufort During the Civil War” by Dr. Stephen R. Wise


lectures-stephen-wiseDr. Lawrence Rowland is the Distinguised Professor Emeritus in History at USCB. Dr. John M. McCardell, Jr. is Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South – Sewanee. Dr. Stephen R. Wise is Museum Director and Cultural Resource Manager at Parris Island.


All lectures will be held at the church, 505 Church Street in downtown Beaufort. Pat Gould, Director of Music, will play an organ prelude at 6:45 pm, and the lectures will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 per lecture or $40 for all three nights. To purchase tickets in advance, visit For more information, call 522-1712.