BHM Tea PROOF R6 Color Photo 1Cheers! Beaufort History Museum invites supporters to toast The Language of Libations at the Museum’s fourth annual Tea fundraiser. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 1- 4 PM at Dataw Island Club.

Admission is $65 per person ($55 members) and a table of 10 is $500. Proceeds benefit the projects of Beaufort History Museum. Seating is limited. For reservations visit

“We are inviting everyone to attend the Tea and experience a delicious and educational afternoon while helping us to reach our fundraising goals,” said BHM Board president Carol Lauvray. “Community support is especially important to us this year because we are currently renovating the Museum and will be introducing Phase I of the new Exhibition Hall to the public this spring ”

The Tea Committee traditionally offers an educational component along with the fun. This year guests will learn about Tea Plantations, Sweet Tea Vodka, “Demon Rum,” and Barrel–aged Bourbon and their place in South Carolina history. They will also sip a delightfully curated tea selection along with decadent savory and sweet delicacies, enjoy signature custom-crafted cocktails, complimentary tastings, a cash bar and a silent auction.

The speakers include historian Michael D. Coker, Berkely County Museum and Heritage Center Executive Director and historian who also leads the Charleston Tavern Tours, and William Hall of the Charleston Tea Company. Event sponsors are John and Danielle Troutman, Grayco Hardware and Home, Firefly Lowcountry Distillery, Hair Play Salon Color Bar, Missy Massalon Realtor of Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners and Eat Local (Saltus River Grill, Plums and Hearth Wood Fired Pizza).

Beaufort History Museum, located in the historic Arsenal on Craven Street, has evolved to focus specifically on the 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. The Museum’s hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Saturday.