The Beaufort History Museum Brings The Story Of The 1st S.C. Volunteers Back To Beaufort

Aug 12, 2013, 09:00 ET from Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

BEAUFORT, S.C., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beaufort History Museum honors the 1st S.C. Volunteers, (also known as the 1st S.C. Colored Troops) and its contributions to the Civil War in an exhibit from Friday, September 6 to Thursday, December 19, 2013. The exhibit follows the troops from slavery, through the Civil War and into the Reconstruction Era.

Special events surrounding the Beaufort History Museum's exhibit include:

  • Opening Gala, Thursday, September 5
    Food, music and libations
  • "The Interruptions of Thomas Darrow", Friday, September 13
    Tim Johnston reads about a Union soldier on duty for the execution of coconspirators in the assassination of President Lincoln
  • "Glory", Friday, September 20
    Joseph McGill, historian and 54th Massachusetts re-enactor, presents the movie at the USCB Center for the Arts
  • Encampment of the 1st S.C. Volunteers, Saturday, September 21
    Led by Joseph McGill at the Naval Heritage Park in Port Royal 

During the month of September, the Beaufort Public Library will also be hosting a series of events through its "Reading the Civil War" program. And ARTworks will feature Natalie Daise "Becoming Harriet Tubman" series from Friday, September 6, to Sunday, September 8.

For more information about the Beaufort History Museum, visit

About the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the city of Beaufort, the second oldest city in South Carolina. Founded by the British in 1711, the city has a rich history that dates back centuries with ties to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Beaufort is made up of Port Royal Island and its surrounding area within the Lowcountry. The city generates approximately two million visitors annually, and is regarded as one of the most diverse communities because of its historic character and prominent architecture. It is home to one of the largest population of Gullahs, a culture known for preserving its African linguistic and cultural heritage more than any other African-American community within the United States. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot for the Eastern Seaboard can also be found in Beaufort, in addition to the Marine Corps Air Station and Naval Hospital.

The Beaufort Visitors Center is located at 713 Craven Street in downtown Beaufort.

For more information about Beaufort, visit

SOURCE Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce