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4th Annual Beaufort History Museum Tea: The Language of Libations, Celebrating Sweet Tea, Demon Rum, John Barleycorn, And Carolina Moonshine!

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The Carolina Room at Dataw Island Club
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  • Individual seat, open seating.
  • Individual seat for Museum Members, open seating
  • Reserve an entire table with seating for 10, in a single transaction. YOU WILL NEED TO enter information for yourself and UP TO 9 additional guests!

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Advance Reservations for the Tea are required (reservations will not be available at the door the day of the event). The deadline for making reservations is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. 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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Cheers! 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. 

“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, Berkeley 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, Eat Local (Saltus River Grill, Plums and Hearth Wood Fired Pizza), and Eat, Sleep, Play Beaufort.

Our mission is to preserve, promote and interpret the experiences of our past that influence us now and in the future.

The Beaufort History Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

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