27 Jun Beaufort County Historical Society Hosts “Liberty Day” in Beaufort
Museums are a very important component of strong communities and are not to be taken for granted. Larger cities often enjoy an infusion of federal, state and local dollars. In Beaufort County most of the support for our historic and cultural assets come comes from people like you and me. We need to support them as they enhance the quality of life, create educational opportunities for our young people and attract more visitors to the area which is good for the economy.
With the new attention to the Reconstruction Era and Santa Elena, I am hopeful that outside sources will become supportive of our efforts to grow and more effectively tell these important American stories. But that takes time and a strong demonstration of local support before others will come to help.
In what would seem to be a major push to get our community to see and appreciate our many local historic assets, and the people behind them, the Beaufort County Historical Society is partnering with several local museums and historic sites to present LIBERTY DAYS, Wednesday June 28th – July 1 where admission fees will be waived by participating museums and heritage sites across Beaufort County.
Beaufort County Historical Society – www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org ;
Heritage Library www.HeritageLib.org June 30
Historic Beaufort Foundation www.historicbeaufort.org June 30
Beaufort History Museum www.beauforthistorymuseum.com July 1
Beaufort County Library www.beaufortcountylibrary.org
Coastal Discovery Museum www.coastaldiscovery.org June 30
Friends of Fort Fremont www.fortfremont.org July 1
Historic Port Royal Foundation www.portroyalhistory.org June 30
Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center www.PortRoyalSoundFoundation.org July 1
Morris Center www.morrisheritagecenter.org June 30
Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation www.daufuskiemuseum.com June 30
SC Historical Society www.schistory.org
Bluffton Historic Preservation Society/Heyward House www.heywardhouse.org June 30
Parris Island Historical and Museum Society www.mcrdpimuseum.com July 1
Santa Elena www.santa-elena.org July 1
Sons of the American Revolution www.sarbeaufortsc.org/hamilton.html
Humanities SC schumanities.org
(Read Brian Hicks’ editorial in the Post and Courier it you are interested in learning about Charleston’s long struggle to fund and stand up the International African American Museum. READ )