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In recognition of a sea island lady and the legions who love the historical novel, historic beaufort foundation will sponsor a tour on September 30th of 14 historic sites featured in the book and a lecture on September 25th on 19th-early20th century beaufort as revealed in the novel.  The author francis Griswold, an Historic beaufort foundation benefactor, will also be celebrated with new research into his life and an exhibit at the verdier house.

SOLD OUT!!! Monday, September 25, 2017 – DINNER & A LECTURE – SOLD OUT!!!

due to overwhelming response, a Dinner & a lecture has been added!

sunday, September 24, 2017

dinner & a lecture

Mollie Barnes, Ph.D. English professor at USC-B, teaches a course on historical novels published in the first half of the 20th century which includes A Sea Island Lady.  She will be featured at the Verdier House Dinner & a Lecture with the topic “Reading Nineteenth-Century Beaufort in Francis Griswold’s A Sea Island Lady.”

The Dinner & a Lecture is 5:30 at the Verdier House for wine and hors d’oeuvres with the lecture from 6-7 p.m.  Admission for members is $15 per Member/$25 per Member-couple.  Non-member admission is $20 for the individual and $30 for a couple.

Call 843.379.3331 to make reservations for the lecture.

Reservations for Saltus River Grill’s discuounted prices for participants may be made by calling Saltus at 843.379.3474.

a sea island lady walking tour

                                    Saturday, September 30, 2017

The guided walking tour to the exteriors of the structures Griswold mention sin the book will feature volunteers at each site recounting passages from the book that are associated with that building.  Visitors are invited to participate in either the morning or afternoon tour which feature seven sites each or both tours in which they can see all 14 sites.  Start times for the 1 1/2 hour tours are staggered, 10 am for the “East Tour” and 10:30 for the “West Tour” or 2:00 for the “East Tour” and 2:30 for the “West Tour.”

Tickets for Historic Beaufort Foundation members are $25 for one tour/$40 for both tours and tickets for non-members are $30 for one tour/$50 for both tours.

Tickets may be ordered online at www.historicbeaufort.org/shop or by calling the HBF office at 843.379.3331.

Tickets are non-refundable – we go rain or shine!

tickets to both events are limited so early registration is advisable.

The verdier house will be open to any holding tickets for ……order your tickets from Smithsonian magazine and tour the verdier house for free!

cover guidebook

On sale at HBF offices, the Verdier House

and a variety of retail outlets!

Revised and expanded with 15 years of new research, this 10th edition release is a great addition to your library!   Take a walk around the historic district and enjoy the stories of the various structures! The book features full color photography.

Please go to the Fall Festival page for additional information!


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