HISTORIC BEAUFORT FOUNDATION
2017-18 DINNER & A LECTURE Series
Mitchelville: The First Self-Governed Freedmen’s Town in America on America’s First Modern Resort Island
Presented by Ahmad Ward, executive director of the Mitchelville Preservation Project and formerly head of education and exhibitions at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Mitchelville represents a jewel within the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor that forms the roots of the African-American’s contribution to the heritage of freedom in America.
The “Dinner & a Lecture” series presented by Historic Beaufort Foundation runs from September through May.
5:30 Wine & hors d’oeuvres at the historic Verdier House
6:00-7:00 Lecture at the Verdier House
Members $15/Member Couple $25 Non-Member $20/Non-Member Couple $30
For lecture reservations please call HBF at 843.379.3331 or go online at www.historicbeaufort.org/shop.
Dinner at Saltus River Grill available under separate reservation—call Saltus at 843.379.3474 or go online at opentable.com. Present your program from the lecture and get a discount on your meal.