You are invited!

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Board members Randy Mann and Pam Cooper visit on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site at the annual Valentine Membership Party, while Joe Smith (background) enjoys the sunny day.

The Beaufort Historical Association will welcome members and prospective members with open arms at our annual Valentine Membership Party on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. Held on Sunday, February 8, from 2 to 4 pm, guests will enjoy great food, fun and fellowship – all with a dash of history!
Both current and prospective members will be treated to a wide variety of food, wine and drinks found in each of the buildings and across the grounds. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the circa 1825 Josiah Bell House, beer and pizza in the circa 1829 Carteret County Jail, “Special” hot mulled cider in the Leffers’ Cottage, confections in the Apothecary, flavored olive oil tasting in the Carteret County Courthouse of 1796, and newly added last year, an oyster roast outside the School Masters Cottage.
Housed in the c1732 Rustell House is the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery which will feature works from the talented Beaufort native, Jamison Ipock. Creating paintings from moments or memories she has cherished, she is able to bring her paintings to life with just a few strokes of a paintbrush.
While fun and fellowship are the main attractions at the party, the ultimate goal is to attract new members to the BHA. This is such an important endeavor for everyone to see these historic buildings and learn how we use them for our educational programs and daily tours of the Historic Site. Members are invited to come and bring along family, friends, co-workers and neighbors who have an interest in joining the Beaufort Historical Association.
The BHA’s strong association of individuals dedicated to preserving the treasured history of Beaufort, spans across the county, state and nation and offers a wide range of membership levels. Dues start at $25 for students and senior citizens, and continue upwards and each tier of membership receives special benefits. Among a few of the benefits offered, members can enjoy both complimentary tours of the Historic Site and tours of the Historic District aboard the BHA’s vintage English Double-Decker bus, discounts in the Museum’s shop, free tickets to major events such as the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour, a subscription to the BHA’s quarterly newsletter and the opportunity to participate in a number of social activities and other special events throughout the year.
We look forward to seeing you February 8th!