Former Preservation Associate, Amber Shorthouse, wrote an excellent summary of how Memorial Day was celebrated in Beaufort County through the years. It began as Decoration Day to honor the graves of the Union dead. Read more about the local traditions of Memorial Day in this 22 May 2008 Connections post http://www.beaufortdistrictcollectionconnections.blogspot.com/2008/05/memorial-day-tradition-in-beaufort.html.
Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 27th. Charmaine and I will be here to help you with your research needs.