05 March 2015

Please Note: By Appointment Only T, W, and Th

This new schedule will be in effect until further notice. Our intent is to return to our former hours when a new Preservation Associate comes aboard and is oriented to BDC services. At this time, we do not have an estimated date when this will occur. 

01 March 2015

Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives Into History

March is National Women's History Month. Each year National Women's History Month employs a unifying theme and recognizes national honorees whose work and lives testify to that theme. The theme for 2015, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives,"  presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. The nine honorees have each written Caucasian, African-American, Native American, Latina, and Chinese-American women back into the fabric of our nation's history.

To celebrate the BDC is hosting an exhibit and lecture about the lives of mid-19th century white and enslaved women on a nearby plantation as shown through the archaeology uncovered at the site. We are again joined in a partnership with the Beaufort Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina to bring this exhibit and lecture to you.   

"Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose" Exhibit

A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th century Beaufort District plantation. The exhibit is curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan.

  • Monday, March 16 – Friday, June 12 10 am – 5 pm weekdays, except April 22 and May 25. (The Library is closed Wed., Apr. 22 and Mon., May 25). Special viewing hours on Saturday, March 21, 11 am - 1 pm; Saturday, April 18, 11 am to 1 pm; and Thursday, April 23, 10 am to 6 pm.

On Saturday, March 21, Dr. Sue Moore and Lilith Logan of Georgia Southern University explain the artifacts relating to the “Heart of the Home” exhibit. The lecture begins at 1 pm. You can view the exhibit that Saturday beginning at 11 am until the lecture starts at 1 pm.

As part of her project, Logan has created a TUMBLR blog about the exhibit.

26 February 2015

Schedule Adjustments

The Beaufort District Collection Research Room will be closed on the following dates due to staff shortage:

  • Friday, Feb. 27th
  • Monday, Mar. 2nd
New hours of operation of the Research Room - also due to staff shortage - will begin on Monday, March 9th.  The reduced hours for the Research Room will continue until further notice.

23 February 2015

Research Room Schedule Changes March 9, 2015


February 20, 2015

Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library to reduce hours open to public

The special local history collection and archives unit of the Beaufort County Library will implement a reduction in hours that the research room is open to the public. This reduction is due to a staffing shortage.

The Beaufort District Collection’s Research Room will be open to the general public on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-5pm; however, the public must call ahead to make an appointment to receive Research Room services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (appointment times available from 10am-3pm). Research Room Services will not be provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays without advance prior arrangement with BDC staff.

The new hours will go into effect beginning Monday, March 9th and will continue until further notice.

The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value that records the history of this area. The BDC has biographies and other nonfiction books, maps, video materials and archival collections about local history including Gullah traditions, natural history, archaeology, and genealogy and other topics relevant to Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

Beaufort County Library - Main (843)255-6430, beaufortcountylibrary.org
For Learning. For Leisure. For Life.

16 February 2015

Research Room Adjustments

The Beaufort District Collection Research Room will be closed on the following dates due to staff shortage:

  • Thursday, Feb. 19th
  • Friday, Feb. 27th
  • Monday, Mar. 2nd