HBF – Fall Newsletter


I am sorry for the crazy formatting and omission of images.- Grace
Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens
HBF is currently selling tickets for the Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens, which is the primary fundraiser for the non-profit. Each day features different locations.

2 pm; 3 pm; 4 pm
10 am; 11 am; 12 am; 1 pm
11:30 am; 12:30 pm TICKETS – $45.00 EACH
POSTERS AVAILABLE – $20.00 each at HBF office, 208 Scotts’s St.
Historic Plaques are available for structures over 50 years old an designated by HBF to be architecturally or historically significant. The historical name, the construction date and HBF’s name were appear.
2013 Costs – HBF members – $200 each plus $10.95 shipping.
Non-Members – $250 each plus $10.95 shipping.
Save the Date ~2015 Oyster Roast at Marshlands ~
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ossabaw Island Expedition
Ossabaw Island is located approximately twenty miles by water south of Savannah. The Ossabaw Foundation was created in 1961 making the remote island an artistic and scholarly retreat for artists who enjoyed the island’s solitude and natural beauty.

Historic Beaufort Foundation is planning a visit on March 3-4, 2015. The Connoisseur Tour will be for only 12 participants. If you are intersted, please contact the HBF office at 843.379.3331.


Indo-Chic Truck Show coming to Beaufort!


Thai silk, dupioni, shantung, raw silk and silk velvet. Stunning designs in divine colors to complement a variety of lifestyles, shapes and sizes.

The line has elegant jackets in stunning dues that are cut to flatter a woman’s body.
Coming exclusively to Historic Beaufort Foundation!
February 4-5, 2015

September 22, 2014 – Dinner & a Lecture
October 24-26, 2014 – Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens
October 27, 2014 – Dinner & a Lecture
November 24, 2014 – Dinner & a Lecture
January 24, 2015 – Oyster Roast
January 26, 2015 – Dinner & a Lecture
February 4-5, 2015 – Indo-Chic Trunk Show
February 23, 2015 – Dinner & a Lecture
March, 2015 – TBA – Annual Meeting
March 3-4, 2015 Ossabaw Island Expedition
March 23, 2015 – Dinner & a Lecture
March 28, 2015 – Lafayette Soiree
April 27, 2015 – Dinner & a Lecture
May 25, 2015 – Dinner & a Lecture
Verdier House Docent Training
Docents are needed for the Verdier House!
Please contact Sandy Patterson at 843.379.6335.
A Message from the Executive Director….

We’re ready to jump into Fall with Verdier House lectures, the Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens, renovations in the Verdier House ground floor and a hands-on preservation project!

Work has started on the Frogmore Lodge at 1407 Duke Street with roof and foundation stabilization by Russell A. Diller & Associates. We had to reduce our scope of work due to time and money restrictions but we are still committed to stabilizing the building to the degree that a buyer can come along and find a structure that is no longer in danger of collapse!

Updating and upgrading the reception and exhibit area in the Verdier House ground floor will begin as soon as we find the source of the water intrusion during the summer’s heavy rains. We’re moving that tired space into the 21st century with grants from the Audrey Thomas Fund at the Coastal Community Foundation, the City of Beaufort and the Sherwin Williams Co.

The Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens is exceptional – as it always is – with a wonderful selection of homes, some of which have never been opened to the public.

The Dinner & a Lecture Series kicks off with architectural historian Colin Brooker leading us around the world with his investigations of tabby. That’s September 22nd. Then, on October 27th , author Thomas Thibeault will discuss his book, The Man Who Stole Himself, in which he relates the story of the exceptional friendship between Robert Smalls and Samuel DuPont, the leader of the Naval invasion of Port Royal Sound in 1861. On December 1st, Daryl Ferguson, Santa Elena Foundation board member, will relate the story of Santa Elena, the first major settlement in the U.S. by a foreign power on what’s now Parris Island. Ferguson and others traveled to Spain to meet with a descendant of the settlement and will present the outcome of those interactions.
Come out and join us!

Maxine Lutz
Executive Director

The Guidebook is coming!!

The Guidebook is coming!!
Expect it by the end of the year!

The long-awaited and much-anticipated revision of A Guidebook to Historic Beaufort is well into publication of the 10th edition. The ninth edition was printed in 1999 and research and scholarship done in the past 15 years will enhance the new edition significantly. Additionally, if the cost is not prohibitive, the photographs, taken by professional photographer Paul Keyserling, will be in color. Design is by Louise Coleman of Coleman Design Studio with writing and editing by Maxine Lutz and Don Kenney, and a research team under the leadership of Cheryl Neison that included Jan Covault, Anne Heyward, Julie Michau, Julia Miller, Sally Pringle, Shirley Sutton and Chuck Symes. Karen Trybalski was transcriptionist.
Volunteers are needed for the Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens.Contact Isabella Reeves at ireeves@historicbeaufort.org
Upcoming events from other organizations
OCTOBER 8, 2014 – “The Business of the Civil War in the North” presented by Mark Wilson, Ph.D. UNC Charlotte. Bluffton High School, off Buckwalter Parkway
Optional catered dinner – 5:45 pm Program – 6:45 pm
Non-members: $10.00 per lecture Information: http://www.lcwrt.squarespace.com
Sponsored by Beaufort County Library, Beaufort County Planning, Beaufort Chapter/ASSC
Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street, 2nd Floor
If you have a artifact (or two or four) lying around your house that you’re just dying to know what it is, bring it (or them) to the Beaufort District Collection to the the archaeologists staffing the “What The Heck Is It?” table.
Information: Grace Cordial gracec@begov.net 843-255-6446
Beaufort County Historical Society, ASSC/Bft and Arkhaios

Sept. 18th- Marker Dedication for Shanklin School 10 am. Beaufort County Historical Meeting w optional $10 lunch at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club at 11:30. Anne Christensen Pollitzer to speak about Shanklin/Port Royal Agricultural School at noon.
Oct. 11: ASSC/HH- What the Heck is IT? Coastal Discovery Museum
Oct. 22nd–6 pm ASSC/Bft Archaeology Month- Chris Judge-speaking at the Beaufort
District Collection Room, Beaufort County Library- 311 Scott St. Beaufort
Oct. 23-25–Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival 1-6 Coligny Theater,
Hilton Head, SC Free and open to the public.
Nov. 9th — Beaufort County Historical Society- The Day After–The Battle of Port Royal- USCB Ctr for Performing Arts 10-2:30 4 speakers. Celebrating BCHS 75th Birthday
Jan 24, 2015 –The Jubilee of Freedom- Coligny Theater 1 pm- Collaboration BCHS, Coastal
Discovery Museum, Gullah Geechee Cooridor, Mitchelville Preservation Foundation
And a final note…..
Membership Check-up?
We’re aware that some of our long-time members have not renewed their memerships in a while.If you are not sure if your membership is current,call Sue Stanny here at HBF, 379-3331, and we’ll check the records. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Please remember that Historic Beaufort Foundation is a membership organization and memberships are critical to helping continuing our work. If you’re interested in becoming a member or would like to renew, please call 843-379-3331 or visit http://www.historicbeaufort.org.

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© Historic Beaufort Foundation – http://www.historicbeaufort.org
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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