Why we celebrate Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day weekend. Folks are planning cookouts, trips to the beach and maybe even having a few beers while gathered with friends and family. But, that’s not really what Memorial Day is for…is it? Lots of folks think Memorial Day is for celebrating and having fun. All too often around Memorial Day we tend…

3 important historic Beaufort locations added to Reconstruction Era National Historic Network

The National Park Service has announced the addition of four new sites to Reconstruction Era National Historic Network, and three of them are right here in downtown Beaufort. This national network connects sites across the country who provide education, interpretation and research related to the period of Reconstruction. The Reconstruction Era (1861-1900) is one of…