Valentine Membership Party

Valentine Membership Party | Sunday, February 7, 2-4 PM

The Membership Drive for the Beaufort Historical Association has been a tradition for many years.  It started in 1992 as a Valentine Party in a private home to attract new members into the Association.  The last year in a private home was 2000, when the committee quickly realized they more than outgrown any private home in Beaufort.

            Now hosted on two acres at the Beaufort Historic Site, all of the authentically restored houses and buildings are open for members and potential members to enjoy and learn more about this area’s coastal heritage.

            Even better, each house or building features different, special refreshments for visitors to enjoy.  Everyone has their own unique way of enjoying the party, whether it’s the beer and pizza in the jail, the hot cider by the fire in the Leffers Cottage, or the olive oil tasting in the Carteret County Courthouse of 1796.  The most unique aspect of this party is that it’s great for singles, couples, children and even pets!! This year, the party takes place on Sunday, February 7th from 2 to 4 pm and you are invited to help celebrate the 56th anniversary of the Beaufort Historical Association.

            Each year, in conjunction with the Valentine Party, there is a show and sale in the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery. This year’s featured artists are Coleman Dance and Sally Barnes.  Not only are these two women friends, but their shared love of art as well as their unique talents make them the perfect choice for the Valentine Party.

The Valentine Party is always a hit, so invite your friends, co-workers and neighbors who have an interest in Beaufort and want to find out more about the Beaufort Historical Association and all of the many activities and events that are held throughout the year.  There is a wide range of giving levels from $25 for students and senior citizens to $5,000 for the Somerset Circle with each level of membership receiving special benefits.