450th Anniversary Celebrations

Join us to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the founding of Santa Elena!
Santa Elena 450th poster
 APRIL 15 : Scholars Conference at USCB Center for the Arts
Reserve your seat to hear eminent historians and archaeologists present on 16th century, Spanish influence and much more! 
Click here for more information: http://santa-elena.org/the-santa-elena-conference/
APRIL 23 : Replica Flagship of Pedro Menendez sails into Port Royal Sound
This floating museum will dock in Port Royal from April 23-April 30.
Purchase tickets before boarding, peruse at your leisure, and meet the crew!
APRIL 30 : Grand Opening of the Santa Elena History Center and Inaugural Exhibit
11:00am Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
12:00pm BBQ Festival with music, food and fun
                      The inaugural exhibit will be open to the public for the first time!
Santa Elena 450th logo
See these events and much more on our website

Beaufort Spring Tour
See how other historic and cultural organizations throughout the county are celebrating the Santa Elena 450th with the first Beaufort County Spring Tour from April 24 – May 1.  www.firstshore.org

 The Heritage Library is celebrating the Grand Opening of their Beaufort Branch in the Santa Elena History Center    
The Library is open to the public for Ancestry Research on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-3pm at the Santa Elena History Center. Trained volunteers are available to assist with your research. Also coming soon are Geneaology Classes to be scheduled throughout the Santa Elena History Center’s Program Series.
For more information about the Heritage Library, visit their website: http://www.heritagelib.org/

Wall of Honor to recognize Founder’s Campaign contributors    
A Wall of Honor in the lobby of the Santa Elena History Center will be unveiled at the Grand Opening. To make sure you are included in this special dedication — and to provide critical support to the Santa Elena Foundation — please make a donation online, by mail, or call Megan Meyer at 843-379-1550.  www.santa-elena.org/founders-club/

Call for Volunteers!
As the Santa Elena History Center grows, so too does the need for volunteers for the Front Desk, Museum Store, and Main Exhibit. If you are interested in joining our wonderful family of volunteers, fill out this online form on our website.

Coming soon to your inbox… a special edition of our e-newsletter to commemorate the 450th anniversary and the establishment of the Santa Elena History Center.
SANTA ELENA HISTORY CENTER        1501 BAY STREET, BEAUFORT, SC 29902         843-379-1550           WWW.SANTA-ELENA.ORG

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