Beaufort News

Mitchelville park unveiling today

The 2012 Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton class will hold a ribbon-cutting at 9 a.m. today to unveil its class project -- an informational kiosk on the grounds of the Mitchelville Preservation Project.

The leadership program is conducted by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

The kiosk, at Fish Haul Creek Park near the end of Beach City Road, tells the story of Mitchelville, the nation's first village for freed slaves.

Details: Go to or the project's Facebook page.