Calendar of Events


Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 07, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Location to be Announced
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    "African American Attorneys, 1868-1968" presented by USC Distinguished Professor Emeritus Lewis W. Burke

    This is a SAVE THE DATE event notice!  Watch this spot for registration information as the date draws closer.

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    Before joining the law school faculty, Lewis Burke was a VISTA Volunteer and a legal services attorney. As a clinician, Professor Burke continues represent low income clients. In 2003 he was awarded the “Outstanding Faculty Service Award” for his years of community service including Habitat for Humanity, Appleseed, and his pro bono representation of a death row client.

    Burke also received the law school’s “Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award” in 2002 and 2007. He has authored or edited four books. These are: Truth in Lending and Credit Disclosures (1986), At Freedom’s Door: African American Founding Fathers and Lawyers in Reconstruction South Carolina (2000), Matthew J. Perry: The Man, His Times and His Legacy (2004), and The Dawn of Religious Freedom in South Carolina (2007). His articles, essays, and chapters have been in books published by such university presses as Oxford, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina and in journals such as American Journal of Legal HistoryThe Nineteenth Century American History JournalJournal of African American HistoryJournal of Contemporary LawSouth Carolina Law ReviewJournal of Southern History, the Alabama Review, and the Journal of Mississippi History. He was commissioned by the Institute for Public Service and Policy Research’s 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Project. His study “He’s in the Jailhouse Now: Justice in South Carolina,” was published in the institute’s “…and Miles to go Before I Sleep” in 2004. 

    His most recent publications have included “United States v. Amistad (1841)” and “Richard Harvey Cain’s, All That We Ask Is Equal Laws, Equal Legislation and Equal Rights” in Milestone Documents in African American History(2010), “IT’S A GIRL: Jean Hoefer Toal and the Rise of Women in the Legal Profession,” in South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times (2012), a review of Volney Riser’s Defying Disenfranchisement in the Alabama Review (2012) and “Pink Franklin versus South Carolina: The NAACP’s First Case,” forthcoming in the American Journal of Legal History. Presently he is finishing a history of black lawyers in South Carolina which will be published by the University of Georgia Press. 

    Price of Event: Free, but a donation of $5.00 to the Beaufort History Museum is requested; Ages 12 – Adults

    For more information: Contact the Museum at (843) 379-3079

    • Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dataw Island Club’s Carolina Room
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    HOLD THE DATE!

    RESERVATIONS OPEN APRIL 1, 2019...

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    Invite your Book Club, reserve a table, wear your favorite pearls and plan to join us for a fun,  fabulous  and delicious afternoon featuring celebrated authors Kristy Woodson Harvey (The Secret to Southern Charm) and Patricia Bee (Mama’s Pearls). Reservations open April 1, 2019 

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    Advance Reservations for the Tea will be required (reservations will not be available at the door the day of the event). The deadline for making reservations is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Please note that the Tea has sold out in prior years before the deadline, so making your reservations early is strongly advised!

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Past events

Thursday, November 08, 2018 History Lecture Series: Tombee Revisited - Managing Enslaved Labor on a Sea Island Cotton Plantation
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Open House at the Museum - Free Admission!
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Closed for Hurricane Michael
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 History Lecture Series: Learn About the Yemasee Indians and Altamaha Town with Dr. Eric Poplin
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Closed for Hurricane Florence
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Abraham Lincoln scholar book signing!
Wednesday, July 04, 2018 Closed for July 4th
Saturday, June 30, 2018 2018 Liberty Days - Super Museum Saturday!
Monday, May 21, 2018 Museum Reopens to Public After Complete Renovation!
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 4th Annual Beaufort History Museum Tea: The Language of Libations, Celebrating Sweet Tea, Demon Rum, John Barleycorn, And Carolina Moonshine!
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Museum Closed During Exhibit Gallery Renovation
Friday, April 06, 2018 14th Annual Spring Art Walk
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 History Lecture Series: Dr. Richard Porcher on Dr. Henry Woodward
Saturday, March 24, 2018 3rd Annual Civil War Era Living History Encampment
Friday, March 16, 2018 Special Lecture: Reconstruction in Beaufort, SC and the Nation
Thursday, March 01, 2018 2017 Docent Annual Meeting
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 History Lecture Series: Jim Crow Laws in South Carolina and Their Effect on the Beaufort Area
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Winter 2017 Docent Training Classes
Friday, January 12, 2018 Free Admission Day! National Park Service Reconstruction Era Event Planned in Arsenal Courtyard
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Closed Due To Weather
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 History Lecture Series: The Battle of Port Royal Sound, 1861
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 “Politics, Pilings and Playgrounds--Henry C Chambers Riverfront Park”, a panel discussion moderated by Edie Rodgers
Friday, September 08, 2017 Closed for Hurricane Irma
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Fall 2017 Docent Training
Monday, August 21, 2017 Closing at 1pm for Eclipse
Friday, June 30, 2017 Liberty Days
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3rd Annual Beaufort History Museum Tea: Crowning Glory -- Celebrating the Role of Women’s Hats in Southern Culture
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 History Lecture Series: Tide of Death, The Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893
Thursday, April 20, 2017 History Lecture Series: History and Culture of the Gullah on St. Helena Island
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 History Lecture Series: Harriet Tubman - A Glimpse into the Life of a Woman of Courage
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 History Lecture Series: Abbie Holmes Christensen
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Reconstruction Era Living History Encampment
Friday, March 03, 2017 History Lecture Series: Beaufort In The Civil War
Saturday, February 18, 2017 History Lecture Series: Researching an African-American Family
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 History Lecture Series: Tide of Death: The Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 History Lecture Series: The Battle of Port Royal Sound
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Volunteer Greeters Orientation
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Winter 2016 Docent Training
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 History Lecture Series: Hurricanes of Beaufort’s Past
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 History Lecture Series: I Walked in Santa's Boots
Thursday, December 08, 2016 History Lecture Series: Historic Homes of Beaufort - The Anchorage
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Volunteer Greeters Orientation
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 History Lecture Series: Native American Myths, Poetry & Trickster Tales
Thursday, November 24, 2016 Closed for Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Thanksgiving Eve Hours
Monday, November 07, 2016 History Lecture Series: The Battle of Port Royal
Monday, October 24, 2016 History Lecture Series: Songs of the Civil War
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Fall 2016 Docent Training
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Closed for Hurricane Matthew
Thursday, September 29, 2016 History Lecture Series: Ribaut’s Road
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 History Lecture Series: Beaufort—500 Years in a Capsule
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Summer 2016 Docent Training
Friday, June 10, 2016 Reconstruction Beaufort: Islands of Hope in a Sea of Distress - New Exhibit
Thursday, June 09, 2016 South Carolina Humanities Festival
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Girls Raised In The South (GRITS) - A Tea Party and Celebration of Lowcountry Women Who Changed History -- SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Spring 2016 Docent Training
Sunday, April 24, 2016 Beaufort County Spring Tour
Friday, March 25, 2016 Easter Holiday Hours
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 2016 CSCLHS Conference - Museum Tour
Friday, March 11, 2016 Civil War Era Living History Encampment
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Annual Meeting - Members Dinner
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Winter 2016 Docent Training
Friday, January 01, 2016 Closed for New Years
Thursday, December 31, 2015 New Year's Eve Hours
Friday, December 25, 2015 Closed for Christmas.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 Christmas Eve Hours
Sunday, November 22, 2015 A Place Called Home
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Pat Conroy 70th Birthday Bash
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Fall 2015 Docent Training
Thursday, October 01, 2015 'Doctuh' BUZZard Exhibit
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Revealed! The Intimate Secrets of a Victorian Woman

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