Ribbon Cutting at Saturday’s Pat Conroy Literary Center dedication. Photos by Jeff Evans

Beaufort celebrates Conroy Center’s new, permanent home 


From staff reports 

More than 200 people turned out Saturday evening for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the new – permanent – home of the Pat Conroy Literary Center at 601 Bladen Street. 

Attendees enjoyed live music by Amanda Brewer Dickman, hors d’oeuvres by Debbi Covington, tours of the new space, and remarks by Conroy Center board members, friends and family. 

City Councilman Mike McFee helped cut the ribbon, and Rev. Ken Hodges gave the blessing. 

Executive Director Jonathan Haupt speaks as Board Chair Jane Upshaw and City Councilman Mike McFee look on at Saturday’s Conroy Center dedication.

The rain that had been forecast for days held off, though lightning flashed a few times during the opening remarks. One friend of the Center’s patron saint quipped, “Stop being so dramatic, Conroy.” 

The Center’s new location at the corner of Bladen and King Streets comes with a scenic view of the Beaufort River and a section of Bay Street that Conroy immortalized as the Street of Tides in his novel The Prince of Tides. 

To learn more about the Conroy Center’s year-round educational mission, calendar of upcoming programs, and opportunities to donate in support, please visit online at www.patconroyliterarycenter. org or in person at 601 Bladen Street in downtown Beaufort 

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