Heritage Society meets

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On Wednesday, April 23 the Heritage Society of Beaufort held its 24th Annual Spring Luncheon at the Dataw Island Club. The Heritage Society brings together Beaufort’s five National Heritage Societies twice a year to discuss and plan for individual society community offerings such as scholarships, JROTC awards and the placement of historical markers. Outgoing President Wayne Cousar introduced this year’s guest speaker, David Reuwer of Camden, president of the American Revolution Association, editor of “Patriots of the American Revolution” magazine and adjunct professor of Historic Preservation at the College of Charleston.  Seventy-five members and guests of the Colonial Dames XVII Century, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans listened to Reuwer discuss the American Revolutionary War battles and skirmishes fought in the Lowcountry.  New officers were elected for the 2014-2015 year and are as follows: Nancy Crowther, president; Charlene Shufelt, vice president; Connie Tootle, secretary; and Nancy Hailston, treasurer.