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  • Fine art exhibit, opening gala helps museum bid adieu to City Hall

      The Beaufort History Museum is preparing for its┬ámove back home to The Arsenal, but we’ve got time for one more big bash before departing our current home at Beaufort City Hall. The museum is displaying a special retrospective to honor the work of the museum’s Fine Arts Committee, featuring pieces of local interest and… Read more

  • We’re going home! Museum to move to The Arsenal this summer

    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

  • Keynote speaker urges museum to engage community, prove relevance

      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



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    Gala kicks off museum’s fine-arts exhibit in Beaufort City Hall

      Artists, friends, family and supporters of the Beaufort History Museum sipped wine, enjoyed the music of the Beaufort Youth String Quartet and toured a retrospective art exhibit that honored members of the Fine Arts Committee, a group active in the l960s that procured many fine pieces for the museum. The event, held June 9… Read more

    June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized by

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    Fine art exhibit, opening gala helps museum bid adieu to City Hall

      The Beaufort History Museum is preparing for its┬ámove back home to The Arsenal, but we’ve got time for one more big bash before departing our current home at Beaufort City Hall. The museum is displaying a special retrospective to honor the work of the museum’s Fine Arts Committee, featuring pieces of local interest and… Read more

    June 3, 2014 in Events, News by

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    Keynote speaker urges museum to engage community, prove relevance

      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

    January 24, 2014 in Events, News by

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    SMOOTHER GOVERNANCE, ELECTIONS AIM OF BYLAW AMENDMENTS

    Since reorganizing, the nonprofit organization that cares for the city of Beaufort's collection has reopened the Beaufort History Museum, arranged for its relocation to its former home in The Arsenal, and changed its board president for the first time. Our current bylaws have served us well through these changes, but we've learned more about what it takes to run such an all-volunteer organization.
    With that in mind, the membership passed eight amendments at its meeting April 11 and another May 9. The changes, reflected in this updated version of the document, tweak the board's committee structure; allow for remote, virtual participation in board meets, as many modern boards now provide for; and include clearer and more orderly instructions for board elections.

    PROGRESS MADE ON PLANS TO RELOCATE TO ARSENAL
    As announced late last year, the Beaufort History Museum soon will be relocating from City Hall on Boundary Street to The Arsenal in downtown Beaufort. That historic building, owned by the city and leased by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, is being renovated to allow elevator access to the second story, where the museum soon will be accommodated. Check here often for updates about the move, expected sometime this summer.