YOU’RE INVITED TO DINNER WITH ROBERT MILLS

We are pleased to inform you of our next Dinner and a Lecture: Robert Mills: America’s First Native Born Architect. HBF’s lecture series is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a specific aspect of Beaufort and South Carolina history while making a deeper connection with our beautiful city. You are invited to join us as we learn about the life and legacy of Robert Mills, America’s first native-born architect, by lecturer William S. Davies, Jr.

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HBF ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE STUDY

HBF ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE STUDY

Beaufort, SC May 13, 2021 – Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) is pleased to announce its support for the National Park Service in conducting a comprehensive Integrity and Condition Study to serve as a guidepost for those involved in future decision making. The proposed study of the Beaufort National Historic Landmark District will identify potential threats and propose guidance to ensure the “Integrity” of the historic district is retained.

The National Park Service is charged with monitoring National Historic Landmarks to ensure they retain the qualities for which they were designated. A National Historic Landmark District derives its national significance not just from one building but from a collection of buildings, structures and landscape features. Historic districts are often vibrant commercial and social centers, which adapt over time to meet the needs of residents and visitors. The purpose of the monitoring survey is to identify those Districts that exhibit damage or face threats to the integrity of their resources as well as highlight positive preservation efforts. This information enables the National Park Service, the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), stewards of individual contributing structures, community organizations such a Historic Beaufort Foundation, policy makers and leaders and the public to take action to preserve these most significant examples of our national heritage for future generations.

“We must maintain Beaufort’s historic sense of place while allowing for our community’s organic growth through the sensitive addition and rehabilitation of structures meeting appropriate height, mass, scale and setbacks.” – Cynthia Jenkins, HBF Executive Director.

We look forward to the proposed independent study and applaud the decision of Mayor Stephen Murray and members of City Council in welcoming this opportunity to partner with the National Park Service in this important effort. Historic Beaufort Foundation believes this will be another way of bringing a deeper understanding to its Citizens and its policy makers of Beaufort’s unique historic and architectural assets, its sense of place and history.

For more information about Historic Foundation Beaufort, please visit www.historicbeaufort.org

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For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Jenkins at cjenkins@historicbeaufort.org or 843.379.3331

HISTORIC BEAUFORT FOUNDATION NEW OFFICERS
& BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2021

HISTORIC BEAUFORT FOUNDATION NEW OFFICERS
& BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2021

Beaufort, SC – May 3, 2021 – Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) is pleased to announce the election of officers and Trustees at their Annual Meeting, held April 30, 2021:

  • Chairman – Wayne Vance
  • Vice Chair – Kevin Cuppia
  • Treasurer – J. Wood Rutter
  • Secretary – Derek Gilbert
  • Immediate Past President – John C. Troutman

HBF membership elected eight individuals to serve or to continue serving on the HBF Board of Trustees. Newly elected, re-elected and appointed board members include:

  • Patricia Battey
  • Derek Gilbert
  • Beth Grace
  • Ann Higgins
  • Dr. John McCardell
  • Rob Montgomery
  • Wood Rutter
  • Cheryl Steele

In addition to the newly elected and re-elected members and officers noted above, the following members of HBF’s Board of Trustees will be continuing on:

  • Donna Dehncke
  • Larry Haskell

The HBF Board of Trustees extends our sincere appreciation to outgoing Chairman John C. Troutman and Board Member and former Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair Jen Moneagle for their dedication and service. Mrs. Moneagle was presented with an engraved pewter tray by the Board and membership. Incoming Chairman Wayne Vance presented John Troutman with a framed photograph of the newly renovated John Mark Verdier House.  Mr. Troutman will be continuing on the Board of Trustees. The Board also recognized outgoing Ex-officio Board Member, Chuck Symes for his dedicated service as HBF’s representative and a member of the City of Beaufort’s Historic District Review Board. The Board of Trustees wish the Symes family well on their move to upstate South Carolina.

Newly elected Chairman Wayne Vance extended sincere appreciation to the Board of Trustees for their continued support and dedication to HBF and its’ mission, he noted “Serving as Chairman of the Foundation is a great honor. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead our efforts in the preservation of the architectural and historical treasures of Beaufort and its National Historic Landmark District”. 

Historic Beaufort Foundation is poised to meet the future while remaining focused on supporting the “preservation, protection, and presentation of sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina”. Established in 1965 as a 501(c)3 not for profit education foundation, HBF is a member of the Partners Network of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

For more information about Historic Foundation of Beaufort, please visit www.historicbeaufort.org/