We're on the move!Seeking educational opportunitiesFine arts exhibit launched with galaBeaufort History Museum annual meetingOur first volunteer docents graduate
  • The move is on … Beaufort History Museum will soon be back at The Arsenal

      Five years after leaving The Arsenal, the Beaufort History Museum collection is returning to the historic building at the corner of Craven and Carteret streets.  City public-works employees and museum volunteers took care of the heavy lifting this week, moving artifacts from City Hall at 1911 Boundary St., where the museum has been for… 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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    The move is on … Beaufort History Museum will soon be back at The Arsenal

      Five years after leaving The Arsenal, the Beaufort History Museum collection is returning to the historic building at the corner of Craven and Carteret streets.  City public-works employees and museum volunteers took care of the heavy lifting this week, moving artifacts from City Hall at 1911 Boundary St., where the museum has been for… Read more

    August 2, 2014 in Exhibits, News by

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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 move 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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    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Docent training planned for September

    The Beaufort History Museum is recruiting the Fall 2014 class of volunteer docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons.
    “The training curriculum will cover all aspects of history relating to Beaufort. Our educators will provide docents with knowledge of the museum’s collections, history and mission,” museum board president Anna Shaffer said. “Once docents have completed the training process, they will be asked to serve approximately four shifts per month and will commit to a one-year."
    An informational session for interested candidates will be 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28 at the museum, in The Arsenal at 713 Craven St. in downtown Beaufort. Training sessions will be weekly from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays from Sept. 4 to Sept. 25.
    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.

    SMOOTHER GOVERNANCE AIM OF BYLAWS OVERHAUL
    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.