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Family Treasures Workshop

Like libraries, museums, archives and other organizations throughout the world, the Beaufort District Collection works every day to preserve cultural history. 
The Heritage Health Index Report (2005) uncovered some startling statistics.  Over 4.8 billion artifacts are held in public trust by more than 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections and archaeological repositories in the United States.Read More...

Grace White, 1910 - 2010

As we entered the 21st century, two authors undertook separate projects interviewing residents of 20th century Beaufort County to explore what it was that made the lives they were born into and/or carved for themselves here so noteworthy. Only two women, Dr. Eleanor I. Barnwell and Grace White, are featured in both Beaufort Through the Ages by Gloria Singleton (2010) and one of the three Remembering the Way It Was volumes by Fran Heyward Marscher (2005, 2006,and 2007).Read More...

National Wildlife Week, March 18 -24

The mission of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the heritage and history of the people, places, culture, and natural environment of Beaufort County, Jasper County and Hampton County in lowcountry South Carolina. To accomplish our mission, we highlight certain of our resources during proclaimed national weeks of celebration. This year we've adding "National Wildlife Week" to our roster of themes.Read More...

Coastal Heritage Magazine: Oyster Reefs

"Lowcountry Living Shorelines: Restoring Carolina's Reefs," is the topic of the current issue of Coastal Heritage Magazine. The magazine is available in print in the BDC Research Room. For your convenience, the Sea Grant Consortium posts Coastal Heritage Magazine online at http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=626.

Public libraries have a broad range of customers. Some customers prefer juicy tidbits of visual information. If you are one of these customers, view the "Beaufort County History Moments "Oysters" segment hosted by Natalie Hefter.Read More...

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