Living History Summer Series

Join us at the Beaufort Historic Site for the remaining workshops in our  Living History series.  These hands-on workshops and demonstrations illustrate the traditional arts, crafts, and necessary skills of early Beaufort residents.  Programs are held in the Beaufort Historical Association’s Welcome Center, located at 130 Turner Street.

There is a wide range of workshops available to both students and adults, highlighting a variety of crafts and techniques including the following:



  • Depression Bead Demonstration by Gigi Koehler

Saturday, August 15 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The beads got their name because women and girls during the Great Depression only had paper to use instead gem stones. Free.

  • Depression Bead Workshop by Gigi Koehler

Thursday, August 20 | 10:00 am

Adults and children 10 years old and up are welcome to make depression bead jewelry out of rolled paper. Space is limited to 8 people and there is a materials fee of $25.

  • Knotless Knitting Demonstration by Mary Clement

Saturday, August 22 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

This fabric creation technique predates both knitting and crochet. Free.


  • Herb Demonstration by Susan Hogan

Saturday, August 29 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm


All are welcome to view the demonstrations. Reservations are now being accepted for the workshops and can be made by stopping in the Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street, calling 252-728-5225 or 800-575-7483. Space in these popular programs is limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis.