Archive for November, 2010

BCHS 2nd Annual Tour of Historic Churches — Dec. 4th

November 23, 2010

The Beaufort County Historical Society is holding its 2nd Annual Tour of Historic Churches.  The tour includes 6 churches with an additional feature of choirs, Church yard tours, and Bell Ringer’s to bring in your holiday spirit.   The Churches on tour will be open from 10 am til 4 pm.

The special events are:  

  • 10:00 am- First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort -1201 North St.-Choir Performance
  • 11:00 am- Wesley United Methodist Church -701 West St.-Choir Performance
  • 11:30 am-Optional lunch at Wesley United Methodist Church —  $10.00 RSVP Louise Williams 525-6799 or 986-8759
  • 12:15 pm- First African Baptist Church -601 New St.-Spirituals
  • 1:00 pm -St Peter’s Catholic Churchyard- Carteret & Duke Streets-Cider and Spanish Choir
  • 2:00 pm -The Parish Church of St. Helena- 505 Church St.-Churchyard Tour
  • 3:00 pm -The Baptist Church of Beaufort –601 Charles St- Bell Ringers

Tickets are available at participating Churches, LuLu Burgess on Bay St, or by contacting: Pamela Ovens-President – or call 843-785-2767 .


Music Rounds Out Historic Beaufort Foundation’s 2010 Lecture Series

November 15, 2010

This just in from Historic Beaufort Foundation: 

The voice of the Lowcountry’s own Marlena Smalls will fill the Verdier House at 801 Bay Street when Historic Beaufort Foundation completes its 2010 lecture series with “Dinner and a Song” on November 22, 2010, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

The doyenne of the renown Hallelujah Singers will bring songs, stories and spirituals of the Gullah culture to a pre-holiday concert just in time for Thanksgiving. Performances weaving music and narration dramatize the traditions of the West African culture which then shaped the Gullah culture. 

Ms. Smalls and The Hallelujah Singers have traveled extensively as Gullah ambassadors teaching and entertaining the U. S. Congress, the South Carolina legislature, at Chicago’s Ravinia festivals, at the Kennedy Center, the Spoleto Festival and at the G-8 Summit. The group has been designated a Local Legacy of South Carolina by the U. S. Library of Congress as part of the library’s Bicentennial Celebration. Other awards include the South Carolina Folk Heritage Advocacy Award, the Alpha Kappa Community Service Award and the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award (Governor’s Award for the Arts).

Open to HBF members and non-members, the lecture series features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. The program is 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. followed by audience questions.

A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the concert. Admission to the concert is $15/$25 per member/member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/non-member couple respectively. Seating is limited; call 379-3331 to make reservations. Call Saltus River Grill directly to make dining reservations.

Beaufort County Historical Society-Meeting Nov. 18th

November 8, 2010

Taken from the Press Release dated Nov. 1st, 2010:

The Beaufort County Historical Society’s next meeting is on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at noon. The meeting will be held at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

Speaker: Iva Roberts Welton, past President of Beaufort County Historical Society, will share her personal experiences with Beaufort County’s Rose Hill Plantation House. She will reveal the poignant history with pictures and letters of the House which still stands on the Colleton River. Welton began studying the history of the house in 1981. She opened the house to the public in 1982 and then as Director of the Rose Hill Plantation House and Director of Public Relations guided a ten month rehabilitation of the house and had it placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

An optional light lunch will be served at 11:30am for $10.00 per person. Please RSVP, by November 15, to Nancy Gilley at 843-524-7969. The program will begin at noon.

Directions: From Downtown, Beaufort, SC, cross the Swing Bridge from Carteret onto Lady’s Island, turn right on Meridian Road (second right after the bridge). In less than 2 miles, turn right onto Yacht Club Drive.

Don’t forget that on Dec. 4th-   BCHS’s 2nd Annual Tour of Historic Churches will occur.  For further information contact: Pamela Ovens-President or call 843-785-2767

“Hepin de Peepol Stay Pun de Lan” Radio Show

November 2, 2010
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Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 07:58:00 -0700 (PDT)
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“Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio!”…

Queen Quet will interview Minister of Information, Elder Carlie Towne
about the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network and its upcoming fundraiser.
They will also discuss the missions of that organization and the
Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition which are the leading
organizations in keeping Gullah/Geechee culture alive and the people
on our land in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  

Both organizations are currently in major membership drives.  To contribute, go to: and

As Queen Quet states, “Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree!”