HBF Announcements


HBF Dinner & A Lecture Series Continues

The Spanish American War: More Than a Run Up a Hill will be the topic of Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Dinner & a Lecture, Monday, March 26, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street. The lecture is part of a kick-off for a new exhibit at the Verdier House, “Fort Fremont: Homeland Security 1898” being sponsored by the Friends of Fort Fremont.

Dr. Mark Barnes, retired historian and senior archaeologist with the National Park Service will use period photography, illustrations, and images collected during research on an annotated bibliography of the 1898 War with Spain and the Philippine Insurrection, to discuss the conflict, its outcome, and some aspects from this war which are still with the United States of the present.

The largely-forgotten 100-day conflict touched Beaufort County with the construction and occupation of Fort Fremont on St. Helena Island and, according to Barnes, contributed to healing hard feelings remaining after the Civil War. The hospitality of the Charleston people to the northern National Guard troops was reported all across the nation.

Barnes’ lecture is a feature of the new Verdier House exhibit on Fort Fremont which opens to the public Friday, March 23. He will discuss the participation of South Carolina in the 1898 war, addressing current efforts to preserve the fort and interpret the significance of the site.

A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30; the program is 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member admission is$20/$30 per person/couple. RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY SINCE THERE IS LIMITED SEATING: call 379-3331. Reservations for Saltus’ three-course dinner for $19 may be made by calling Saltus at 379-3474.


National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Leadership Training Sunday, June 3, 2012-Friday, June 8, 2012

•             Click here to apply! Applications are due April 1.

Capstone Experience PLT: Capstone Experience builds upon the National Trust’s signature training series which has included both basic and advanced modules and trained more than 800 preservationists since its inception. Capstone more thoroughly aligns classroom learning with the team project by focusing on the development of a specific skill set needed for the project and applicable to preservation projects back home.

Beaufort: A Learning Laboratory  In Beaufort, 36 participants will be joined by several highly skilled trainers to address the preservation challenge of the 1400 block of Duke Street, one of the historic district’s most important blocks. This block is representative of so many historic small town blocks – a complicated mix of historically significant commercial, retail, and residential structures in various states of repair. But it also offers participants a chance to apply preservation practices and approaches in a real world setting. Participants will work in teams spending about half the time in the classroom and half the time meeting with stakeholders, analyzing data, preparing options, and testing assumptions.  Learn more about Beaufort through this video.

Who Should apply? PLT: Capstone Experience participants are chosen through a competitive application process and are expected to possess solid background knowledge and experience in historic preservation. We encourage board members and paid staff from statewide and local nonprofit organizations and state historic preservation offices, and elected and appointed public officials, historic commission members, city planners, Main Street coordinators and managers, and other preservation activists to apply.

A Few More Details: Training begins on Sunday, June 3 in the afternoon and ends mid-day on Friday, June 8. Hotel accommodations have been secured at a rate of $119 per night including continental breakfast.  The registration fee is $500 for Forum members, and $650 for non Forum members. An additional cost of $150 includes beverage breaks, box lunches, and the Thursday night reception.

Questions?  Contact www.historicbeaufort.org  or phone: 843-379-3331


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