Tour the BDC in honor of SC Archives Month

Sign up to get a "Behind-the-Scenes Tour" of the Beaufort District Collection during October to celebrate SC Archives Month.

Even if you came last year, this year the highlight is on transportation related materials, maps, postcards and other images in our holdings, so you're bound to see something new!

Anyone over age 12 interested in learning more about the transportation holdings, operations, and preservation activities of the Beaufort District Collection is welcomed to attend. The program is free. Registration is limited to 10 people per session. Pre-registration is required.

We have two sessions planned:

Tuesday evening, Oct. 4th at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday evening, Oct. 13th at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Register today by calling 843-255-6468 or by e-mailing Charmaine Seabrook Concepcion at

Please note: We do not give these tours for individual members of the public at any other time of the year - and that the City of Beaufort Parking kiosk doesn't have to be fed after 6 pm.

To find out more about SC Archives Month 2011 “On the Move” special events, tours, and exhibits, please visit

Support for Archives Month 2011 is provided to South Carolina institutions and organizations by the South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board (SC SHRAB) through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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.