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-early 20th century Beaufort as revealed in the novel. Its author, the late Francis Griswold, an HBF benefactor, will also be celebrated with new research into his life in an exhibit at the Verdier House.

sold out!  dinner & a lecture sold out!

Monday, September 25, 2017

due to the overwhelming response, an addition lecture has been scheduled….

sunday, September 24, 2017

Mollie Barnes, PhD. 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 September 24th and 25th Verdier House Dinner & a Lecture with the topic “Reading Nineteenth-Century Beaufort in Francis Griswold’s A Sea Island Lady.”

Dinner & a Lecture is 5:30 at the Verdier House for wine and hors d’oeuvres with the lecture 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Admission for members is $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member admission is $20/$30 per person/couple. Call 843-379-3331 to make reservations.

Reservations for Saltus River Grill’s discounted prices for participants may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.


a sea island lady tour

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The guided walking tour to the exteriors of the structures Griswold mentions in the book will feature volunteers at each site recounting passages from the book that are associated with each building.

Visitors are invited to participate in either the morning or afternoon tour which features seven sites each or both tours in which they can see all 14 sites.

Starts times for the 1 ½ -hour tours, are staggered, 10 a.m. or 10:30 and 2 p.m. or 2:30.

Tickets are $25/$40 per HBF member and $30/$50 per non-member and are available online at www.historicbeaufort .org/shop or by calling 843-379-3331.

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

Tickets are limited for both events so early registration is advised.


Verdier house is participating in …..

order your tickets online from Smithsonian magazine

and tour the verdier house for free!

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