Harriet Tubman Statue to be Erected in Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

May 8, 2017 by
Many people are unaware of the fact that Harriet Tubman, who is most known for her outstanding work freeing enslaved people from bondage via the Underground Railroad, stayed in Beaufort, SC during her service as a soldier and scout.  She served during the United States Civil War and was stationed at Port Royal Island.   In order to enlighten more people in the world about her presence in Beaufort County, SC former South Carolina General Assembly member, Rev. Kenneth C. Hodges made sure that the bridge over the Combahee River was renamed in honor of Harriet Tubman and now there will also be a monument erected in Beaufort at the Tabernacle Baptist Church where he pastors to her honor.
Join the Beaufort Gullah/Geechee Famlee at the “Gullah Lowcountry Dinner Theater” on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm. This event will feature a presentation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) entitled “Hallelujah Harriet: Mother Moses and de Gullah/Geechee.” The entire event is a fundraiser for the Harriet Tubman Monument which will be placed at Tabernacle Baptist Church Campus.  Advance tickets are on sale.   The ground breaking ceremony for the monument will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10 am and is free and open to the public.
Harriet Tubman Fundraiser Dinner
For more information about the event and how to contribute to the monument, go to www.harriettubmanmonument.com,
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullah-lowcountry-dinner-theater-harriet-tubman-monument-fundraiser-tickets-34422790493.  You can also email GullGeeCo@aol.com or go by the new Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center at 1908 Boundary Street in Beaufort, SC.  Tickets are on sale at the Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center, Lybensons Gallery, and Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort, SC as well as at the aforementioned link.  
 
Bring the family to this monumental celebration!
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Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) coverage of the historic ground breaking ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KO5xJeqeLI

Upcoming Events at Historic Beaufort Foundation

April 15, 2017 by

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

Risk management webcast recordings

April 12, 2017 by

Our friends to the North are busy sharing what they’ve learned about Risk Management:

In March 2016, the Risk Management and Risk-based Decision Making for Museum, Gallery, Archive and Historic House Collections workshop was held at CCI. Webcast recordings from this advanced professional development workshop explain how to use risk management techniques to make decisions regarding care of collections on display and in storage.

Free C2C Webinars

April 7, 2017 by

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We are pleased to be offering a special series of webinars on Legal Issues in Collections Management with ARCS, the Association for Registrars and Collections Specialists. Join us!

April 12, 2017 Introduction to Legal Issues in Collections Management with John E. Simmons

April 19, 2017 Ethical Issues in Collections Management with Sally Yerkovich

May 17, 2017 Why do we need this? Insights and Hindsights from Deaccessioning with Leslie B. Jones

All of these webinars are scheduled from 2:00 – 3:00 EDT and they are free. Check our website to sign-up: www.connectingtocollections.org. We’ll hope to see you there.

Susan Barger, PhD, Fellow-AIC

Connecting to Collections Care Coordinator

The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for their valuable collections. All content in the C2C Care Community, with the exception of special courses, is provided for FREE. This service is a program of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

April 5, 2017 by

Another good aid designed by our neighbors to the North:

Adopting a risk management approach will help you determine the priorities for preventive conservation and decide between options to address them. Risks occur in many forms, from the rare and catastrophic to the cumulative and slow, from the familiar to the unfamiliar, from those easily observed to those often overlooked. Risk management integrates the knowledge of those who care directly for the heritage asset with what can be applied through science and technology. An abridged publication, A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, is also available for those who want to become familiar with the approach and tools of the ABC method. Free.