Museum directors, historians and archivists cannot content themselves to work with relics, dusty manuscripts and crumbling buildings. They must engage their communities and explain why knowledge and preservation of the past is relevant to the future, according to Stan Deaton, senior historian for the Georgia Historical Society. Otherwise, those make the past their vocation… Read more
Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce board president Stephen Murray, Beaufort History Museum board president Katherine Lang, chamber president and CEO Blakely Williams, and museum board member D.C. Gilley celebrate the signing of the lease that will bring the museum back to The Arsenal. It will move from City Hall on Boundary Street to the spot… Read more
The Beaufort History Museum’s first class of volunteer docents will allow the museum to expand its hours and provide visitors with a more enjoyable and educational experience. Pictured, from left, are board member and docent training coordinator Anna Schaffer; Debra Sunderwirth; Julie Michau; board member and newly minted docent Gwen Myers; Nancy Andrepont; Carol… Read more
JOIN OUR NEW CLASS OF DOCENTSThe Beaufort History Museum will train a new class of docents, starting Thursday, Feb. 6. Sessions are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit our volunteer page and send us an email. Docents are required to become museum members, if they are not already. In addition, there is a $25 charge to cover the cost of training materials and other supplies.
DID YOU MISS THE MUSEUM'S ANNUAL MEETING?
Did you miss the Beaufort History Museum's annual meeting in the museum's future home -- the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce office in The Arsenal? Read what featured speaker Stan Deaton of the Georgia Historical Society had to say about the civic necessity of studying and understanding history. Or, you can view excerpts of his presentation on YouTube.
You also can read the annual president's report or look at a photo gallery from the evening.
And if you need to join the museum or renew your membership, don't sweat it. You can do that here.