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  • Upcoming Exhibits

    May 3 – Textile Exhibit: A presentation of period dress including undergarments, clothing, hats, jewelry and accessories. October 1-31 – Hoodoo – That Old Black Magic still lives in Beaufort County.  Brought by the slaves from West Africa to plantations of the Lowcountry, this blending of Christianity, herb medicine and the supernatural makes for spellbinding… Read more

  • Upcoming Events

    May 12 – Spring Fundraiser: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Revealed! The Intimate Secrets of a Victorian   Woman. Celebrated author and historic re-enactor Kim Poovey opens a door to an opulent past as she recreates the “corsets to crinolines” female dressing rituals of the Victorian age at a lavish Tea Party at Dataw Island. Doors open… Read more

  • Beaufort History Museum Announces Spring Docent Program

    Training to Begin April 9 Beaufort, SC – March 16, 2015 – The Beaufort History Museum (BHM) is recruiting a spring class of volunteer Docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons.   BHM President Anna Schaffer announced the dates for the new class sessions, explaining that the growth of history tourism and interest in… Read more



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    What they Wore: Fashion and Finery of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras

    The following text is excerpted from the Beaufort Gazette article: AT THE BEAUFORT HISTORY MUSEUM Eras of fashion Exhibit showcases clothes from Victorian, Edwardian periods  By ERIN SHAW • eshaw@islandpacket.com • 843-706-8143 MUSEUM FUNDRAISER Author and history re-enactor Kim Poovey will demonstrate the female dressing rituals of the Victorian age at a tea party at… Read more

    May 7, 2015 in Events, Exhibits, News, Uncategorized by

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    Hurry! Deadline to Purchase Victorian Tea Tickets is May 6th!

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015  The Intimate Secrets of a Victorian Woman. Celebrated author and historic reenactor Kim Poovey opens a door to an opulent past as she recreates the “corsets to crinolines” female dressing rituals of the Victorian age at a lavish Tea Party at Dataw Island. To purchase tickets $ 30 – Members;  $35… Read more

    April 9, 2015 in Blog, Events, News by

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    Beaufort History Museum Announces Spring Docent Program

    Training to Begin April 9 Beaufort, SC – March 16, 2015 – The Beaufort History Museum (BHM) is recruiting a spring class of volunteer Docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons.   BHM President Anna Schaffer announced the dates for the new class sessions, explaining that the growth of history tourism and interest in… Read more

    March 16, 2015 in Blog, Events, News by

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    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Want to be a docent?


    For more information on the docent program or other volunteer opportunities with the museum, contact Lorrie Burleyknoles at docent@beaufortschistorymuseum.com. Or download our docent training information packet here.