Programs Overview

Catch an interesting Program at Santa Elena

The Program Series at the Santa Elena History Center includes many special speakers on interesting topics related to both 16th century history/archaeology and other local interest areas. Each week, programs are posted on the calendar, and hosted in the Lecture Room on the first floor, for the General Public.

New in 2018! The Program Series is offered at no registration cost for attendees. Annual Passholders are free and others are encouraged to make a donation of their choice. Please help put some wind in our sails!

A sampling of recurring programs includes:Programs at Santa Elena History Center

  • The Evolution of 16th Century Maps
  • The Pocahontas Connection
  • Calories & Conquistadors
  • The Last Crusader, Pedro Menendez de Aviles
  • Discovery and Early Excavations of Santa Elena
  • And much much more!

The Heritage Library Beaufort Branch also hosts genealogy classes on a weekly basis. Their topics include:

  • Genealogy 101
  • Researching Military Records
  • African-American Ancestry
  • Exploring German Roots
  • Utilizing US Census Records
  • And so much more!

We welcome folks to express interest in adding to our array of topics. If you would like to offer a presentation (even only once) please send an email to

Here is a sampling of our upcoming events below. Secure your spot by registering online. Walk-ins also welcome. Visit our Calendar for the full list!