Beaufort History Museum patrons view final exhibit at City Hall

The final exhibit in the Beaufort History Museum while it resides in City Hall was celebrated on Monday as the move back home to the Arsenal is planned for July. Artists, friends, family and supporters of the Beaufort History Museum sipped white wine, enjoyed music performed by the Beaufort Youth String Quartet and toured a retrospective art exhibit which honored members of The Fine Arts Committee, a group active in the l960’s which brought many fine pieces of art to the museum. The Beaufort Youth Orchestra String Quartet performed at the Beaufort History Museum art exhibit.                      Pictured (L-R) are Olivia Ward, Aiden Knoles, Elinor Schutte and Hope Chutjian.

The event, held June 9 at the museum’s current City Hall location, showcased pieces in the museum’s own collection as well as the work of local artists and works with a local influence.

The Beaufort History Museum was originally chartered in 1939. It has evolved to focus specifically on the deep and rich 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. Through community engagement, children’s programs, educational opportunities and social events the Museum provides many services to visitors and local residents.

The Beaufort History Museum is currently located at 1911 Boundary Street on the first floor of the Beaufort City Hall. It will be relocating to the Arsenal (713 Craven Street) after July 14th 2014.

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with Docents on duty to provide information and conduct tours. A donation of $3.00 per visitor is requested. Children are admitted free of charge. The organization maintains a website at

Katherine Lang, museum board member and past president, and museum supporter Terry Hussey discuss the exhibit’s artwork.








Beaufort History Museum patrons view final exhibit at City Hall. Beaufort residents Lloyd and Jane Sidwell enjoy the museum’s retrospective art exhibit during Monday evening’s gala.