Looking forward to my exhibit this Saturday at the open house in the Historic Old Commons, Beaufort South Carolina at 712 Congress Street.
I'm honored to bring to life the culture and heritage of this old house and the lowcountry through the arts.
Minnie Clancey purchased this home in 1889, twenty seven years after one of the earliest readings of the Emancipation Proclamation in this area. Although home ownership is an exciting goal for most people, Minnie was probably the daughter of former slaves making this even more of an accomplishment.
I believe she understood that freedom was not only a noun, but a verb as well. A word that required action.
I imagine home ownership for her was an extension of her faith and belief that 'I Am Free.'
Minnie Clancey's faith to step out and purchase this home at the age of 19 shows she knew and accepted that freedom was a God given right. As well as land ownership and the development thereof.
The cottage stayed in the family passing on to Minnie's niece, Lulu in 1956. Lulu was taken in and raised by Minnie as her own daughter. I believe Minnie understood that a good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children. Leaving something for the betterment of the next generation.
at 10:00am - 4:00pm
712 Congress Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
- Experience a musical interpretation of the artwork of Griffin Evans by Lue Jackson and Faye Lights at 1:00 P.M.
Kelly Williamson-Coastal Town Realty Group- Keller Willliams Affiliate