"Beaufort Basket" Exhibition and Demonstation at Penn Center

The York W. Bailey Museum at the historic Penn Center proudly presents the debut exhibition of "The Beaufort Basket" by sweetgrass basket maker Jery Bennett-Taylor on Saturday, July 16, 2011. The exhibit opens at 1:00 p.m. followed by a lecture and demonstration by Ms. Taylor from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The exhibit closes on August 26, 2011. For more information, contact the York W. Bailey Museum at (843) 838-2474 or visit the Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island, SC 29920.

Image of sweetgrass baskets is courtesy of Teri Norris.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.