Visit the Heyward House
Parking is located beside the Heyward House on the shoulders of Green Street and Bridge Street, and on Calhoun Street. The area behind the house is handicap and staff parking only. It is a part of our tour area.
Alyssa was born and raised in Beaufort, SC. Growing up she always heard stories of her family’s ancestry, which would spark her interest in history. The interest of history grew into a passion when she attended the University of South Carolina-Beaufort and graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Anthropology. Eventually she plans on going back to school to obtain a master’s degree and then hopefully a doctorate degree. She began working for the Heyward House Historic Center in October of 2013 as admin support.
Director and Curator
Katie grew up in Charleston, SC where she fell in love with history and graduated from the College of Charleston in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and a minor in History. She continued her studies at the University of South Carolina, where she earned her Master of Arts in Anthropology in 2004. She moved to Bluffton in 2004, where she was the Field Director and Archaeologist for a local archaeology firm. She changed fields in 2009 and worked as a contractor at Fort Stewart in the Environmental Division where she wrote National Environmental Policy Act documents for the Army and helped conduct archaeological excavations with their Cultural Resource Management Section. In May of 2013, she joined the staff of the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society as the manager of the Heyward House Historic Center.