Beaufort County Historical Society held bi-Annual elections at the 74th Annual Meeting at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady's Island in May..
The nominating committee presented the following slate and elected new officers: Mary Lou Brewton, President; Mae Mendoza, Vice President; Nancy Gilley, recording secretary; Linda Hoffman, corresponding secretary; Harry Chikades, treasurer.. New members joining the Board include , Donna Alley, Penelope Holme Parker, Lillian Haist and Page Miller.
Outgoing President Pamela Ovens was presented with several gifts and a bouquet of flowers by President Emeritus, Iva Welton. Ovens is credited with bringing the Society into the 21st Century with her expertise with graphic and web design. We are appreciative that she will stay on the Board as our newest President Emeritus.
All Speaker Series meetings are free and open to the public.
July 18th -7:00 pm Dr. Stephen Wise, adjunct professor at USCB and long time Advisor to the Beaufort will discuss his book Gate of Hell commemorating the 150th Commemoration of the Battle at Battery Wagner and the resulting hospitalization of many troops to the Beaufort area hospitals. Dr. Wise will speak at USCB Performing Arts Center.
The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest association in Beaufort County dedicated to the study and preservation of history. A member based organization, the Society was established in 1939.
For further information contact: Mary Lou Brewton-President