Founded in 1960 by a group of Carteret County citizens without the aid of grants and public funds, the Beaufort Historical Association is a private, non-profit, membership & volunteer based organization which owns and operates the Beaufort Historic Site. Situated in the heart of the town’s historic district, the two-acre Beaufort Historic Site encompasses six authentically restored buildings, including the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, as well as the Old Burying Grounds. The Beaufort Historic Site serves as a testament to the Beaufort Historical Association’s dedication to the continued research and documentation of the peoples, customs, lifestyles, and artifacts of Beaufort’s past, and it’s efforts to preserve the town’s historic identity in the future.

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2016 Board of Governors

Greg Patterson, President

Ed Robbins, Vice President

Joyce McCune, Secretary

Bill Kaeser, Tresurer

Members at Large

Cynthia Barnes

Eric Bigham

Gail Bishop

Karl Blackley

Dan Boney

Doug Brady

Patrice Cader

Pam Cooper

John Duncan

Don Fader

Eva Higgins

Laura Mosier

Dale Pully

Jerri Sutton

Katherine Team

Jeffery Vinton

Tanis Wilder

Keith Willis

Walt Wood