Museum members and the public are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Beaufort History Museum (BHM) on Thursday, January 31, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Social Hall of Beth Israel Synagogue, located at 401 Scott St. (entrance at the side door), adjacent to the Arsenal. 

At the meeting, milestones of the past year will be celebrated and plans for 2019 will be revealed, including a recap of Phase I of the renovation of the Museum’s main exhibit hall, which recently opened to the public in May, and updates on Phase II, which is now being planned. Current Museum members also will vote on a slate of Board of Directors nominees. The slate will be presented to BHM members in advance of the annual meeting via email

Board President Carol Lauvray announced the annual meeting and also provided a preview of events sponsored by the Museum that will take place in the coming months. Included are:


  • January 10, 2019, 4 – 6 pm: a reception with popcorn and soft drinks will be held at the Museum to celebrate a special exhibit, Beaufort in Films, presented in partnership with Ron and Rebecca Tucker of the Beaufort Film Society. The exhibit, featuring movie posters and memorabilia from films made in Beaufort, will be on display at the Museum through February 28, 2019.  The annual Beaufort International Film Festival will be held February 19 – 24, 2019.


  • February – April 2019: Ongoing presentation of the popular History Lecture Series. This series, developed in partnership with the Beaufort Public Library, has presented lectures on Beaufort District history, which have been filled to capacity.  The next lecture in the series is scheduled for February 7, 2019 (visit www.beauforthistorymuseum.comfor details).
  • March, 2019, (Date to be announced):The fourth annual Living History Encampment in the Arsenal Courtyard featuring Civil War era re-enactors in period dress.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019:The fifth annual Beaufort History Museum Tea, a fundraiser, Pearls of Wisdom,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 7:00 PM at the Museum on the second floor of the Arsenal, located at 713 Craven St.

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

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 16thCentury until modern times.