The Beaufort History Museum is partnering with the Beaufort County Library to create and present a lecture series that will focus on the fascinating history of the Beaufort district.
The series, which is free to the public, runs from September 2016 through May 2017 and features two lectures each month.
The September lectures are:
• Tuesday, Sept. 13: 5:30-7 p.m. at the Arsenal at 713 Craven St.
“Beaufort: 500 Years in a Capsule”: Docent presenters in the Museum Exhibit Hall will give overviews of four periods: Early European settlement and the Colonial period; The Revolutionary War – the Antebellum period; the Civil War and the Reconstruction era; and The Great Hurricane of 1893-World War II.
• Thursday, Sept. 29: 2-3:30 p.m. at the main library, 311 Scott St., in the Meeting Room
“Ribaut’s Road”: Educator and skilled historic storyteller Beverly Eggert will reprise the adventures of Jean Ribaut, Rene Laudonniere and Jacques LeMoyne as they make their journey from France to the New World in 1562 and again in 1564. The saga is complete with tales of Indian raids, mutiny, murder, starvation, kidnapping and political intrigue.
Carol Lauvray, BHM board president, said, “We are very pleased to be working along with the Beaufort County Library to create this interesting and entertaining lecture series. Our Education Committee has been developing the idea for the series for a while and it seemed that teaming up with the library and utilizing their many resources would be a perfect partnership.”
The BHM Education Committee members are Andrea Allen, Lorrie Burleyknoles, Beverly Eggert (Lecture Series coordinator), Ingrid Owens and Stuart Heath. They, along with Lauvray, who is also a docent at the museum, have initiated, planned and implemented the Lecture Series in partnership with the library.
Some of the future topics include “Historic Homes of Beaufort – The Anchorage and the Elliotts,” “ Music of the Civil War,” “The Battle of Port Royal Sound” and “Native American Myths.”