Have you seen our guide? View it here in the visitor section of our website or let us know if you want a free copy in the mail. It’s also available at visitor centers, airport and many local businesses. We’ll be updating it soon, so let us know if you think of anything to add. Take a look here at a few sample pages.
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It’s being called another summer of success for Camp Treasure Chest. Parents attended an open house in which they could see their child’s artwork created during the summer camp as well as pictures taken on field trips. Through the collaboration of Beaufort County’s Disabilities and Special Needs and the ABLE Foundation, Camp Treasure Chest served more than 30 children with high physical or behavioral needs this summer. For the first … Read More
The South Carolina Arts Commission and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina announce Chris Boutwell and Anita Singleton-Prather as the 2014 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award recipients. The S.C. State Legislature will present the awards upon adjournment in the House Chamber, on May 8. Anita Singleton-Prather is an entrepreneur, Gullah advocate, entertainer and master storyteller. She brings Gullah culture to countless people through “Aunt Pearlie Sue,” a character inspired by her grandmother. She entertains … Read More
Many of the foods now associated with our unique section of the South Carolina Lowcountry are based on the customs brought to this country by the enslaved Africans. The climate and soil of the South Carolina coast were similar to that of the African coast, so that the field laborers produced several of the same crops. Rice is recognized as one basis of the coastal area’s original wealth. A number … Read More
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce welcomes local and visiting exhibitors to the Artist Showcase 2012 scheduled for May 25-26 atSea Island Best Western in historic downtown Beaufort. The tenth annual showcase is free and open to the public Friday, May 25 from 12 Noon until 8 pm with a free reception from 5 pm until 7 pm featuring live entertainment by recording artist Mahoganee. Showcase hours continue Saturday, May 26 from 10 am until … Read More
Freed slaves established the village of Mitchelville in 1863 in what is nowHilton Head. It had its own government and the first mandatory education system. St. Helena Island is home to the Penn Center Historic Landmark District including the York W. Bailey Museum which houses a collection of early documents, photographs and crafts. The Penn School was founded in 1862 by abolitionists Laura Towne and Ellen Murray as one of the country’s … Read More