Look Back, Look Forward Beaufort

The Beaufort Three-Century Project will present a special evening event on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort. The program will consist of an exhibition opening and reception for the photography exhibit Hands Across Beaufort from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. followed by the "Ancestors to Future Generations – Look Back, Look Forward Beaufort Forums" wrap-up from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Beaufort Three-Century Project is an initiative that engages children, elders, and everyone in between in a process of exploring Beaufort's history in recognition of the 300th anniversary of the City of Beaufort's charter that will take place on January 17, 2011. Find our more about the Beaufort Three-Century Project on the website at: http://www.beaufortthreecentury.org/.

Hands Across Beaufort is a photography exhibit for which photographer Sandy Dimke took pictures of the hands of 100 people in Beaufort. The photographs will be on display along with brief statements about who the people are during the exhibition opening and reception on September 10; the exhibit will then be moved to the 2nd floor of the Beaufort County Public Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, where it will be on display from September 13 – October 10, 2010.

"Ancestors to Future Generations – Look Back, Look Forward Beaufort" has been a series of public forums presented by the Beaufort Three-Century Project in spring and summer of 2010 on such topics as "religion and spiritual life," "environment," and "arts." On September 10, the culminating forum will take place and will feature three speakers on three different topics important to the Beaufort area. Roland Gardner and Tom Barnwell will speak on the history of Beaufort/Jasper/Hampton Comprehensive Health. The Beaufort Sail and Power Sqaudron will give a presentation on the history of boating in Beaufort, and finally Teresa Bruce will present on Byrne Miller Dance Theater.

The exhibition opening and forum will take place at the Technical College of the Lowcountry at 921 Ribaut Road, Building 12, Beaufort. Both programs are free and open to the public.

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