Beaufort History Museum hosts Nigerian Air Force students

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From staff reports

The Beaufort History Museum hosted 66 Nigerian Air Force International Military Students on Sunday, May 15, along with their U.S. Air Force supervisors and families, for a one-day visit to Beaufort to learn about the area’s rich history.

“The point of these ‘field trips’ is to immerse the students in American culture while they are in the states for this training,” Master Sgt. Justin M. Baldivia, USAF, said.

Baldivia is the International Military Student Officer with the 81st Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga.

“We decided to do Beaufort … because I had heard good things about the area,” he said.

The group’s one-day visit included tours of some of Beaufort’s historic attractions – all within two blocks of each other. In addition to the Beaufort History Museum, the group also toured The Arsenal, The Reconstruction National Historic Park (all on Craven St. at Scott St.), as well as the newly-renovated John Mark Verdier House on Bay St.

The Beaufort History Museum, founded in 1939, has evolved to focus specifically on the deep and rich history of the Beaufort District. For more information, visit

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