Beaufort Branch Wins New Harmonies Grant!
Beaufort County Library, Beaufort Branch was one of 12 public libraries in South Carolina to win a New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music grant.
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that explores Americans' creative expression through music - music known by names likes blues, country western, folk ballads, and gospel. Developed as part of the Museum on Main Street program, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is designed especially for small museums and rural audiences that lack regular access to traveling exhibitions. New Harmonies has been made possible in South Carolina by The Humanities Council SC.
The Library facility at 311 Scott Street will be hosting musical performers and the BDC will be mounting a display of some of the music resources we hold to add a local component to the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, expected to get here in 2011. The exhibit schedule has not yet been finalized. More information will come as we learn more. We are so excited by the award, we could not wait to share the good news!