History Lecture Series: Abbie Holmes Christensen

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • 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 70 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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A Woman Who Changed Beaufort — Abbie Holmes Christensen

Hear Anne Christensen Pollitzer talk about her great grandmother Abbie Holmes Christensen and her legacy. Abbie Holmes Christensen came to Beaufort during the Civil War with her Abolitionist parents and made a lasting impact through her educational, business and civic contributions. She was an abolitionist, civic leader, businesswoman, and founder of the Port Royal Agricultural School, as well as an activist for the temperance, suffrage and civil rights movements.

This image of Abbie Holmes Christensen is from Scrapbook #2, Beaufort District Collection

Anne Christensen Pollitzer, a fifth generation Beaufortonian, was a teacher for 34 years and founded the Montessori School in Beaufort. Anne Pollitzer’s cousin, Carroll Christensen Sommerville Eve, will also share her personal memories of growing up in Beaufort with her grandmother Abbie Holmes Christensen.

Advance registration required.

Our mission is to preserve, portray, and promote 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. Mailing Address: PO Box 172, Beaufort, SC 29901 

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