Beaufort Before Britain: An Introduction to the Santa Elena Story

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Location:  Coastal Discovery Museum

Coastal Discovery Museum 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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This presentation at the Coastal Discovery Museum provides an overview of Beaufort's role in America's little known 16th Century history filling in the gap after 1492 Columbus and before 1607 Jamestown.  Almost 100 years before the Mayflower landed on Plymouth Rock, Europeans visited today's Beaufort County. In 2026, South Carolina will mark 500 years of European presence.  Christopher Allen, our presenter, is a retired US Army Special Forces Colonel.  He hast returned from Afghanistan in 2017.  He committed to making Beaufort County his home in 2001 and has been consumed by our county's unique history ever since.

Cost is $7 for in-person program, or $5 per household for virtual program.  Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or online at under Discovery Lecture Series.