Monthly Archives: August 2016

New Exhibit on 16th Century Navigation Unveiled at Santa Elena History Center

For Immediate Release
August 3, 2016

Beaufort, SC – Following an exciting port of call in Port Royal by El Galeon, the replica 16th Century Spanish Ship, and thanks to a grant from Beaufort 300, the Santa Elena History Center is opening a new exhibit titled “A Spanish Galleon’s Voyage.”

Visitors can learn about the preparation and packing of ships that carried hundreds of hopeful settlers and their supplies to the New World during the time of Santa Elena’s founding in 1566. The exhibit includes interpretive panels, video, and a model ship donated by a local family.

“This is another exciting, new feature at the Santa Elena History Center,” says Executive Director Megan Meyer. “All ages will enjoy learning about the ships and life at sea as a significant aspect of the 16th century history that occurred around Beaufort.”