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Beaufort History Museum lecture to feature Tuckers

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The Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort Branch Library, will present a lecture by Ron and Rebecca Tucker, featuring the Beaufort International Film Festival.

Titled “Beaufort Hugs and Southern Hospitality,” the talk is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall located on North Street in downtown Beaufort.

A donation of $5 is suggested and reservations are required. To sign up, visit www.beauforthistorymuseum.com. Please print out the ticket and bring to the event. Those with tickets will be admitted first.

Funds collected will be used to support ongoing Beaufort History Museum programs and the renovation of the Exhibit Hall, which is currently under way.

Ron and Rebecca Tucker are the founders of the Beaufort Film Society (BFS) and the Beaufort International Film Festival. Prior to the launching BFS, they were producing partners with Sandbar Productions and Good-to-Go Video. Specializing in documentaries about the Marine Corps, they produced and distributed these programs around the world.

The 14th annual Beaufort International Film Festival will be held Feb. 18-23, 2020. The purpose of the festival is to recognize aspiring filmmakers of almost every genre to include independent film, music, animation, short and long features, documentaries, and screenwriting.

It is also an opportunity to showcase the beautiful “film-friendly” region of Beaufort and the Carolina Sea Islands. Beaufort has served as the backdrop for more than 20 major motion pictures, including Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides and many more.

Beaufort History Museum, located in the historic Arsenal on Craven Street, has evolved to focus specifically on the history of the Beaufort District. It strives to manage and display artifacts and documents held by the City of Beaufort, telling the compelling stories of this area from the early 16th Century until modern times. The museum’s hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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