It's a Festive Weekend!

Don't forget the 26th Annual Gullah Festival going on this Memorial Day weekend in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Visit for details.

Don't forget that we are celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Landing of Jean Ribaut and his Huguenots at Parris Island. Read more about the local celebrations at

The BDC has its Ribaut 400th Anniversary resources and memorabilia on display in the Research Room. Drop by sometime between now and August to take a peek.

Don't forget that all Beaufort County government offices, including the Library system, will be closed on Mon., May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

Read more about the local history of Decoration Day (now known as "Memorial Day") at