Beaufort History Museum Offers Free Admission Friday, National Park Service Reconstruction Era Event Planned in Arsenal Courtyard

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 5:12 PM | Webmaster BHM (Administrator)

Beaufort History Museum Offers Free Admission Friday

National Park Service Reconstruction Era Event Planned in Arsenal Courtyard

            Beaufort, SC – January 9, 2018 - The National Park Service (NPS) will hold the Inaugural Celebration of the Reconstruction Era National Monument at 10:00 AM in the Arsenal Courtyard this Friday, January 12th.  In support of this event Beaufort History Museum, located on the second floor of the Arsenal at 713 Craven Street, will offer free admission to its Reconstruction Exhibit from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday.

            Beaufort History Museum’s special Reconstruction exhibit illuminates a fascinating era in the history of South Carolina and the nation. It provides a key introduction to the tours of Beaufort’s Reconstruction Era National Monument Sites planned by NPS.

            Titled “Islands of Hope in a Sea of Distress,” the featured Exhibit tells the stories of Reconstruction in the Beaufort District through original photos, text, documents and artifacts. It focuses on four main areas: Education, Politics, Commerce and Agriculture.

            Lawrence S. Rowland, Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and authority on the history of the Beaufort District says, “The Reconstruction Period of American history (1865 – 1877) began in Beaufort, S.C. It was the most radical social transformation the nation has experienced. The Reconstruction Period in Beaufort changed the town and the Sea Island region forever. This is where the ‘New South’ began. This exhibit recounts Beaufort’s unique part in this national story         

            Beaufort History Museum has evolved to focus specifically on the history of the Beaufort District. It strives to manage and display artifacts and documents held by the City of Beaufort, telling the compelling stories of this area from the early 16th Century until modern times. 

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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