News from Historic Beaufort Foundation


An Appeal from Historic Beaufort Foundation

We hope that Historic Beaufort Foundation has touched you in 2011 whether through the Dinner & A Lecture series, the brand new but permanent Beaufort Volunteer Artillery exhibit or the traveling Robert Smalls exhibit in the Verdier House. Similarly, we trust you enjoyed one or more of our community events such as the Lafayette Soiree, the January Oyster Roast, or the Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens.

We hope you will find time to drop by our new offices located just in back of the Verdier House. We have saved and rehabilitated this former Model T repair shop into HBF’s new office and research space.

Over the past year, we have been working with and monitoring the City of Beaufort’s implementation of the 2009 Comprehensive Plan.  We have worked closely with the Redevelopment Commission and with the staff of the Office of Civic Investment (OCI).  We have been involved behind the scenes as Form-Based Codes are being introduced into the City generally and in the National Historic Landmark District in particular. And we are consistent attendees at monthly meetings (as advocates for the National Historic Landmark district) as new construction and façade changes are proposed.  In short, much of our work is ‘under the radar’ but is no less important than saving treasured buildings.

Our 2012 plans include a preservation project in the Northwest Quadrant of the historic district. We have also been successful in attracting, as well as hosting, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s upcoming Preservation Leadership Training program in Beaufort. More information on these exciting projects will follow.

But like every other worthy non-profit enterprise, we are in constant search of volunteers and donors.  Our staffing is thin.  Our finances are transparent and responsible. Our goals are many; our need is great.

So, this is an appeal from HBF to ask you to please give serious consideration to supporting that which we do financially as well as with time and talents. Any donation, no matter the size, helps HBF continue to do its important preservation work.  Please call 843-379-3331 to make a contribution.

HBF News

The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls

Don’t miss the opportunity to see “The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls” exhibit at the Verdier House.  The multifaceted traveling exhibition which includes visual displays, three-dimensional artifacts, pictures and other memorabilia of Robert Smalls, his life and his family closes on Tuesday, December 20. Admission to the Verdier House is $10 and free for HBF members and their guests.

HBF Holiday Hours

HBF’s office will close on Friday, December 23 and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3.  The Verdier House will be closed on Christmas Eve and Day, Boxing Day (December 26), and New Year’s Eve and Day.

HBF’s Annual Oyster Roast

Warm oysters freshly roasted! Hot music with a live band! Cold drinks at the open bar! HBF’s Annual Roast is Friday, January 13.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 843-379-3331.  Invitations are in the mail!

Happy Holidays from Historic Beaufort Foundation!

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11, Beaufort, SC, 29901 | Address: 208 Scott’s Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone: 843-379-3331 | Fax: 843-379-3371 | Verdier House Phone: 843-379-6335


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