Archive for December, 2014

Gullah/Geechee Journey to Sandy Island with Queen Quet

December 30, 2014

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Sandy Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Sandy Island, SC consist of 9000 acres of land on which one can see 4 different Sea Island habitats.  Due to the vision of Mr. Washington who was a driver on the Carolina Gold rice plantations there, the Gullah/Geechees that descend from the island own approximately 250 acres of this property to this day.  The rest of the island is under numerous conservation easements and are part of the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge.

Queen Quet at Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

Like most of the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, for many years Sandy Island did not appear on maps.  Those that live in Georgetown, SC have heard of the island due to going to school with the residents when they came across by boat to Pawley’s Island or other parts of the county.  However, many that currently reside in Myrtle Beach and Georgetown have never actually placed their feet in the literal sand that…

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Annual Oyster Roast

December 29, 2014

Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Annual Oyster Roast on the Grounds of Marshlands

For Members and their Guests

January 24 – 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Marshlands, 501 Pinckney Street, on The Point the home of Mr. & Mrs. Brantley Harvey

Music by The Bull Grapes

Oysters, Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Red Rice, Salad & Dessert.  CASH BAR (credit cards accepted)

Oyster Roast Raffle:  A Barbour Beaufort Jacket; Raffle tickets $10 each, or 6 for $50 available in advance or at the event; $50 per ticket includes oysters and dinner

RSVP: . 843-379-3331; To order online:



Kwanzaa and Gullah/Geechee Culture

December 28, 2014

Gullah/Geechee Nation

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Annually, Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio host an on-air celebration of Kwanzaa.  Past episodes have been shared by thousands of people around the world and can be found at along with details of each of the principles that make up the Nguzo Saba.

Some Gullah/Geechees celebrate the harvest celebration of Africa which is “kwanza” as well as the African American non-religious holiday, “Kwanzaa.”  As a continuation of the on-air celebration, Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio will broadcast each day of Kwanzaa at 7 pm EST.  Tune een fa yeddi bout Kwanzaa and de Gullah/Geechee culture:







Tenk GAWD fa a blessed habess een de Gullah/Geechee Nation!

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Celebrates 18 Years!

December 23, 2014

Gullah/Geechee Nation

In 1996, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition ( came into existence when there were no other groups in the world with Gullah/Geechee in their names.  Since that time, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has galvanized people worldwide and gotten them to participate in the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture.  As a result, there are numerous websites, articles, books, and events related to Gullah/Geechee culture.  The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition still strives to make sure that the manner in which Gullah/Geechees are depicted via these channels is accurate and respectful of the people that are fighting to continue to hold onto their traditions and land.  They also serve as the premiere organization for the advocacy for the rights of Gullah/Geechees worldwide.

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( who founded the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and still directs the numerous community engagement programs and educational outreach and…

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New Guidebook

December 18, 2014

cover HBF-10_guidebook

Ready for Christmas Giving!

Historic Beaufort Foundation

The Official Guide to Historic Beaufort

10th edition

Revised and Expanded

(15 years of new research)

All Color Photography!

$25.00 each

     $  5.00 shipping

Order online at:


At the HBF office:  843.379.3331


Pick up at the HBF office:

208 Scott’s Street

Beaufort, SC  29902


Visit the Verdier House:

801 Bay Street

 Beaufort, SC 29902

    Reprints of photos in the guidebook are available. 

 Contact the HBF office for more information.