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Gullahs of Achievement: A Celebration of Black History

February 3, 2018
The landmark St. Helena Branch Library will host its annual free Black History Month celebration on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6 pm.  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition will provide the keynote address for the program themed “Gullahs of Achievement.”  Queen Quet will focus on the legacy of Gullah/Geechee native Robert S. Abbott who founded “The Defender” newspaper and how his publication altered the history of tens of thousands of people of African descent during the era that is now referred to as “The Great Migration.”
Gullahs of Achievement
Queen Quet was chosen to provide the keynote address not only due to her on-going support of the “Gullah/Geechee Living History Series” that goes on annually at the St. Helena Branch Library, but also due to the fact that she is one of two St. Helena Island natives to ever be presented with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History‘s “Living Legacy Award.”   ASALH is the organization that was founded by the father of Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  So, receiving an honor as a living legacy is a true accolade and a testimony to Queen Quet’s commitment to Black history and cultural heritage.  She continues to live up to this honor by making sure to share the history that she loves at numerous venues annually for Black History Month.  So, she invites and encourages you to bring out the family to celebrate Gullahs of Achievement.
For more information, email or call (843)255-6486.

Webe Gullah/Geechee Anointed Peepol!

Lun mo bout who webe


Queen Quet’s AFWLC Roundtable

August 22, 2017

Africa Fashion Week Lowcountry will be an opportunity for citizens and guests of historic St. Helena Island, SC to meet and engage with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at “De Queen’s Roundtable.”  The event will be held at the Hampton House at Penn Center, Inc. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Admission is by donation and books, CDs, and DVDs will be on sale.

Queen Quet will present on “De Gullah/Geechee Ooman a Cut Above de Ress and Ahead ob e Time!”  She will focus on the fashions of Gullah/Geechee women and her work within the fashion industry.

Queen Quet's AFWLC Roundtable


Upcoming Events at Historic Beaufort Foundation

April 15, 2017

April 22, 2017: 6:30 pm – 11 pm – Joie de Vivre at the Dr. A.P. Prioleau House, 310 Federal Street

April 24, 2017: 5:30 pm – 7 pm – “Mrs. Whaley’s Garden & Other Charleston Flora” by Paul Saylors, “Verdier House Dinner and a Lecture” series

May 22, 2017: 5:30 pm – 7 pm – “The Stono Rebellion” by Ron Roth “Verdier House Dinner and a Lecture” series

July 2017 – Fun with History 2017 Day Camps: July 10 – 14;  July 31 – August 4

October 27 to 29 – Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens


Beaufort County Historical Society – Save the Dates

March 17, 2017


To:     BCHS membership and Media E lists

From: ML Brewton          912-604-3634

Press Release for Immediate Release

BCHS-  Save the DATES

Beaufort, SC:  Save the DATES for exciting Beaufort County Historical Society events.

May 18th, 2017–noon–78th Annual Meeting –Dr. Brent Morris- Yes Lord, I know the Road– optional catered lunch at 11:30 Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club

June 22nd, 2017–11 am BCHS partners with Beaufort District Collection–Cate Lineberry Live Free or Die-Robert Smalls Author Book Talk, Sale, and Signing in Beaufort Branch, Beaufort County Library, 311 Scotts St.

3 PM   Beaufort County Library  Bluffton Branch

June 28th, 2017–2 pm  BCHS partners with Beaufort District Collection–Doug Bostick, Executive Director of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust,  Carolina Day   “South Carolina Liberty Trail” Beaufort Branch, Beaufort County Library 311 Scotts St.

July 1st- Liberty Week-Super Museum Saturday  (details to follow)

All events are free and open to the public.

The Beaufort County Historical Society, the oldest historical association in Beaufort County, was established in 1939.  We continue our mission

as an all volunteer-membership based Society dedicated

to the study and preservation of Beaufort County history.

For further information contact: Mary Lou Brewton-President or 912-604-3634 m

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Santa Elena Center Programs, Feb. 2- 16, 2017

February 3, 2017


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!