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Special Lecture: Reconstruction in Beaufort, SC and the Nation

  • Friday, March 16, 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Beaufort Branch Library (311 Scott Street) in the Meeting Room
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  • >>> IMPORTANT NOTE <<<

    There is no cost, but we can only accommodate 75 people so pre-registration is required!

    If you have pre-registered, you will be admitted first - before those who may walk-in - as long as you are present 5 minutes before the announced starting time.

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On Friday, 3/16/2018, please join us for this special lecture by historians Dr. Stephen Wise and Dr. Larry Rowland

 Reconstruction in Beaufort, SC and the Nation 

Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, announces an upcoming lecture, Reconstruction in Beaufort, SC and the Nation, by renowned historians Dr. Stephen Wise, director of the Parris Island Museum, and Dr. Lawrence Rowland, distinguished professor emeritus of history at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort. The talk, part of the popular Museum-Library Lecture Series, will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street. The well-known scholars are co-authors of Rebellion, Reconstruction, and Redemption, 1861-1893, The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 2.

A book signing at the Library will be held as part of the lecture event. Admission to the lecture is free, however a $5.00 donation to support the Museum’s programs is much appreciated. Space is limited and only those who have pre-registered on the Museum’s website will be admitted, so please reserve your seats in advance.

Immediately following the lecture and book signing on March 16, those who have registered for the lecture on the Museum’s website are also invited to visit (free of charge) Beaufort History Museum’s special exhibit on Reconstruction in Beaufort between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm that day. The Museum is located on the second floor of the Arsenal building, which is adjacent to the Library.

This special lecture sets the stage for Beaufort History Museum’s third annual Living History Encampment, which will highlight the period during the Civil War when the Reconstruction Era began in Beaufort, while the war continued to rage. This year, the Museum’s Living History Encampment will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9 AM – 5 PM in the Arsenal courtyard. Last year, more than 600 people attended the popular event.

This event will help to kick off the BHM Living History Civil War Reenactment at the Arsenal the following Saturday.


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

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

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