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  • Upcoming Exhibits

    May 3 – Current Exhibit: What The wore: Fashion and Finery of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras: A presentation of the period dress including undergarments, clothing, hats, jewelry and accessories. Upcoming Exhibit: October 1-31 – Doctuh Buzzard’s Hoodoo Awakening- Hoodoo – That Old Black Magic still lives in Beaufort County.  Brought by the slaves from… Read more

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Exhibit: Opening October 1- Doctuh Buzzard’s Hoodoo Awakening- 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 stories of Boo Hags, Conjure Women and Witch Doctors.  The Hoodoo… Read more

  • Volunteering

    Become a Docent! We offer an ongoing program to train volunteer docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons, The training curriculum covers all aspects of history relatiing to Beaufort. Our educators provide Docents with knowledge of the museum’s collections, history and mission, so that they will be fully capable of welcoming visitors and… Read more



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    Volunteering

    Become a Docent! We offer an ongoing program to train volunteer docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons, The training curriculum covers all aspects of history relatiing to Beaufort. Our educators provide Docents with knowledge of the museum’s collections, history and mission, so that they will be fully capable of welcoming visitors and… Read more

    June 18, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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    The Language of the Fan

    Sending message is not just the prevue of the smart phone. Even back in the Victorian era, Victorian women communicated exactly what they wanted via the language of the fan. The fan, was used as a method to communicate exactly what the Victorian woman wanted. Kim Poovey, as part of her engagement at Dataw, showed… Read more

    June 10, 2015 in Blog, Events by

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    The Articles of Clothing of a Victorian Woman

    Ever wonder how  Victorian women dressed? How many layers of clothing did they have and what was required to be properly dressed? Kim Poovey showed a sold out audience at Dataw recently. Kim invited patrons of the museum to see exactly how it was done. She also explained why each article of clothing was necessary… Read more

    June 10, 2015 in Blog, Events by

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    Become A Docent!


    We offer an ongoing program to train volunteer Docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons. The training curriculum covers all aspects of history relating to Beaufort. Our educators provide Docents with knowledge of the museum's collections, history and mission, so that they will be fully capable of welcoming visitors and leading tours.

    Once Docents have completed the training process, they will be asked to serve approximately four, three hour shifts per month and will commit to a one-year period of service to the museum. To learn more, or to join an upcoming Docent Class, please contact Lorrie at docent@beaufortschistorymuseum.com.