Robert Smalls exhibit comes to Beaufort

The traveling exhibit from the South Carolina State Museum, "The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls, 1839-1915," will be on exhibit at the Verdier House in Beaufort, opening Tuesday. The exhibit is sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation. The exhibit, curated by Smalls' direct descendant Helen Moore, contains the family's collections of artifacts, documents and other memorabilia related to his life. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Dec. 20. Admission is free to foundation members and groups of schoolchildren. Cost $10 a person for non-members and includes a tour of the house and a new permanent exhibit on the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery.

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