Garden Party Movie Night and Walking History Tours
In partnership with the Tabernacle Baptist Church, please join The Beaufort Inn for a Movie Night Fundraiser, as all proceeds will go toward the Harriet Tubman Monument.
Walking History Tours will be available for groups up to 12 people and will take place every 20 minutes between 7pm-8pm prior to the start of the movie. Donations are highly encouraged.
Tours will meet in Tabby Garden, walk over to Tabernacle Church, down Craven Street, and back into the Beaufort Inn property ending at Rhett Cottage. The tour is approximately .28 miles (so this will be a very light walk around the Beaufort Inn block).
Online Signups are required for the Walking Tours. Please click the links below to register for that date/time.
Tabby Garden will open at 7pm for a Cocktail hour prior to the movie. A cash bar will be available. Please bring your own chair or blanket to lounge on the lawn during the movie. USCB History Professor Brent Morris and Reverend Hodges with the Tabernacle Baptist Church will say a few words prior to the movie beginning at 8pm.
Donations are highly encouraged as we are partnering with the Tabernacle Baptist Church to raise funds for the Harriet Tubman Monument (which will be located on Craven Street).
Tabernacle Baptist Church of Beaufort, SC has launched a campaign to honor Harriet Tubman with a monument for her services in Beaufort during the Civil War and for her role in a raid that freed hundreds of slaves in 1863.
A sculpture depicting Harriet Tubman’s heroic ventures will sit next to the 153 year old church on Craven Street in downtown Beaufort. Tabernacle Baptist is also the burial place of Robert Smalls, who was born a slave in Beaufort and became a Civil War hero and Congressman. A bust of Small is also on the church grounds.
Craven Street is steep in history. The old Beaufort Arsenal home of the Chamber of commerce’s visitor’s center and the Beaufort history Museum is a block east of the church. To the west is the Secession House, site of many informal discussions and formal meetings during the 1850’s to discuss withdrawal from the Union.
The church is discussing the $500,000 project with renowned sculptor Ed Dwight, designer of the African American History Monument at the state capitol in Columbia.
The church will provide the land for the memorial and funding will come from the private sector.
For more information about the Harriett Tubman Monument contact Rev. Kenneth Hodges, Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, at 843-525-9006 or 843-524-0376. His email address is: [email protected].
About the Movie
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman‘s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.