Beaufort History Museum is please to announce its newest exhibit. “Goin’ Down the River,” will feature photographs from Janet Garrity’s book and a handcrafted model of a fish camp by Dennis Cannady. The photographic display will include old photos that demonstrate the history of “goin’ down the river” and Garrity’s original photos that capture the essence of fish camps and their natural surroundings.
“Fish camps are as familiar to South Carolina as shrimp boats, crab pots and plantations,” Garrity said. ‘Goin’ down the river to the camp’ is a very old, generational ritual in this part of the world, and my book is a means of preserving the tradition. In that spirit, what better place to hold a photographic exhibit of an historic activity native to this area than the Beaufort History Museum?”
The “Goin’ Down the River” exhibit’s opening night reception will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Beaufort’s City Hall, home to the History Museum. For reservations to the opening night reception, send a check for $25.00 per person (non-members) or $20.00 per person (members) to Beaufort History Museum, 1911 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. During the reception, Garrity will have her books on hand for sale and signing.