Archive for August, 2016

Event and Program Announcements – Santa Elena History Center

August 30, 2016

Santa-Elena-History-Center                                                                                                 August 29 – September 17                     

Join us for a variety of special programs and presentations in the Lecture Room of the Santa Elena History Center meet characters from our past, dive into the layers of the Santa Elena story, learn about the scientific aspect of archaeology, meet special guests in Beaufort, and much more!  Click here to register online and reserve your seat!



September at Penn Center

August 29, 2016

From Victoria at Penn Center:

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2016 September events email

Open Data Imperative

August 27, 2016

Report Examines Federal Public Access Plans and Their Implications for the Cultural Heritage Community

New U.S. government requirements for exposing and managing federally funded research data have created opportunitites for cultural heritage institutions to both build upon and contribute to the infrastructure federal agencies are developing.


Latest Update from Heritage Library

August 26, 2016


Heritage Library May 2016

Sorry but my computer wouldn’t let me capture the images today. Drat. – Grace

Quarterly e-Newsletter for Friends of Santa Elena

August 25, 2016


Quarterly e-Newsletter for Friends of Santa Elena

Fort San Marcos Discovery is BIG news!

The Beaufort Chamber of Commerce estimates that over 1.3 billion impressions were made around the globe with the discovery of Fort San Marcos by Dr. Chester DePratter and Dr. Victor Thompson. This fort was pre-fabricated in St. Augustine then erected in Santa Elena for the second phase of its occupation, starting in 1577. Click here to read more about this exciting advancement in archaeology with the use of non-invasive technologies, and the knowledge gained to further understand the 16th century in America:

Re-Elect Pedro Menendez!   

Looking for a candidate to support this election season?  Check out the Re-Elect Pedro Menendez Campaign video and website by clicking here.

Get your campaign merchandise to show your support… T-Shirts, Yard Signs, Buttons, and Bumper Stickers are all available as a way to spread the word about this interesting candidate… you know, the one who founded Santa Elena 450 years ago!  Click here to buy your Re-Elect Pedro Merchandise

DONATE NOW! You can make a contribution to the Pedro Menendez Campaign to support his platform — advancing research and expanding the Santa Elena History Center offerings! The Santa Elena Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission you can greatly impact!

All New! Annual Pass

Purchase your Annual Pass for the Santa Elena History Center and receive the following benefits:

  • Free admission for two people listed on the card
  • 10% Discount for other adults in your party
  • 10% Discount on all Santa Elena History Center Programs
  • Re-Elect Pedro Menendez Bumper Sticker

Come see what’s special at el Almacen, the Museum Store!  – Prints of Fort San Marcos, signed by the current Adelantado

– Red Santa Elena History Center Coffee Mugs  

Now only $10 with a limited time discount of 50% 

Many unique items and books related to the Santa Elena story and by local artisans. Preview some items online, but stop by to see all the wonderful treasures that await at 1501 Bay Street in beautiful downtown Beaufort!

Volunteers Orientation – September 12

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.

The next orientation session will be held September 12 (10am-12pm) at the Santa Elena History Center.

Join us for a variety of special programs and presentations

In the Lecture Room of the Santa Elena History Center meet characters from our past, dive into the layers of the Santa Elena story, take in the scientific aspect of archaeology and much more! To see a full calendar of events and programs happening each week, click here. And check with us often as programs continue to be added.

We are also excited to announce that schools and groups can customize their visit and learning experiences. Check out our new web page “School or Group Tours” to see all the options and contact to make your reservations!

The Heritage Library has a Beaufort Branch in the Santa Elena History Center    

Come research your own heritage! The Library is open to the public for Ancestry Research on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am-3pm at the Santa Elena History Center. Trained volunteers are available to assist with your research.

For more information about the Heritage Library, visit their website:

SANTA ELENA HISTORY CENTER  1501 BAY STREET, BEAUFORT, SC 29902   843-379-1550                               WWW.SANTA-ELENA.ORG

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