Opening April 25, 2020

Come explore the vibrant musical traditions of the region in the upcoming exhibition Soul of the South. Journey through centuries of historical tradition and genres, from Native American and West African influences to the development of Gospel, Blues and Jazz. An interactive multimedia tour brings the exhibition to life through interviews and musical performances.


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Image Courtesy of Melody Makers

Melody Makers


Back in the day, when “the real rock and roll” ruled, Beaufort’s Melody Makers was one of the most sought after beach bands in the state.  Now the beat goes on thanks to a special exhibit curated by Beaufort History Museum featuring photos, instruments, and framed albums of the Melody Makers' biggest hits.

Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories


Ecos (Echoes) is a collaborative multimedia art exhibition featuring the stories of Latino immigrants in the Lowcountry interpreted by 19 select Latino South Carolina visual artists. The exhibit combines the power of art and storytelling to assert a more accurate and humane understanding of immigration. Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to listen to each audio story and read its transcription as they view the artwork inspired by it. This Citadel Oral History Program initiative has been made possible through the support of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and was coordinated in partnership with Palmetto Luna Arts.