Beaufort News

Events to celebrate Mather School

The Mather School Alumni Association Coastal/Lowcountry Chapter will celebrate its sixth annual Founder's Day with events Feb. 25 and Feb. 26.

The Mather School was established by Rachel Crane Mather in 1868 on what is now the Technical College of the Lowcountry's Beaufort campus to educate the daughters of freed slaves and prepare teachers.

The Mather School bell-ringing ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the TCL Beaufort campus. "An Evening of Reminiscing and Socializing" will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Holiday Inn in Beaufort. Cost: $20.

The Founder's Day Luncheon will be at noon Feb. 26 at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Officers' Club. Cost: $30.

To attend, call 843-524-6123 or 843-846-1329 by Friday.