The traveling exhibit from the South Carolina State Museum, "The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls, 1839-1915," will be on display at the Verdier House, opening Tuesday. The exhibit is sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation and curated by Smalls' direct descendant Helen B. Moore. It contains the family's collections of artifacts, documents and other memorabilia related to Smalls' 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 is $10 a person for non-members and includes a tour of the house and a new permanent exhibit on the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery.