Social Distancing and Face Masks Required During Event

Fall 2019 Docent Training Classes

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019, 9:00 AM 3:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, November 07, 2019, 9:00 AM 3:30 PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:00 AM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • The Arsenal Conference Room, 713 Craven Street Beaufort, SC 29902

Beaufort History Museum is offering docent classes to train volunteers who lead museum tours and serve as community liaisons.

Directed by docent educator Lorrie Burleyknoles, the classes will teach participants how Beaufort shaped America from the early European settlements, its involvement in the Revolutionary War and dramatic role during the Civil War to the Reconstruction Era, the complex transition to the 20th Century, and its current-day prominence as a major tourist destination and site of military training and defense.

The training curriculum will cover all stages of Beaufort’s 500-year history as educators impart knowledge of the Museum’s collection, including artifacts and photos, and it’s mission. Once Docents have completed training, they will be asked to serve up to three shifts per month and commit to a one-year period of service.

Classes will be held at the the historic Arsenal at 713 Craven Street.  Space in the class is limited, and those interested in attending these sessions are encouraged to register early.  Box lunches are included!


  • Must be a member of BHM in good standing.
  • Must be able to commit to 3-4 three hour volunteer sessions a month, for 12 months.
  • Must have interest in sharing Beaufort history to a diverse group of guests who visit the Museum.


  • Working w like-minded history enthusiasts,
  • Having the opportunity to share ideas with guests from the US and many foreign countries,
  • Advanced Docent Trainings quarterly, including special speakers and field trips.

For more information on the Docent program, or other volunteer opportunities with the Museum, contact:

Tom Kelley:   or 

Laurie Burleyknoles:

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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