It’s holiday season and that probably means you’ll be hitting the road at some point. Travel is fun, but it can also bring about some challenges.

At Liberty LINE-X, we can help take the headache out of any of your travel plans. We supply the accessories you need to make your trip a sinch!




Sometimes you just have to tow something and with the right towing accessories your ride will be a smooth as ever. We can get you set up with the best hitches for your vehicle.


Secure your 5th wheel to your truck with one of our 5th wheel hitches. We can install a 5th wheel hitch to provide more stability to reduce sway when you’re driving. Our hitches can help you safely tow your “home away from home.” If you’re pulling a camper or trailer along during your travels this year, you’ll need a 5th wheel hitch.


A roof basket is great for hauling luggage, recreational equipment, or anything bulky. Baskets from Thule or Yakima are incredibly practical and look great.


Secure your 5th wheel to your truck with one of our 5th wheel hitches. We can install a 5th wheel hitch to provide more stability to reduce sway when you’re driving. Our hitches can help you safely tow your “home away from home.” If you’re pulling a camper or trailer along during your travels this year, you’ll need a 5th wheel hitch.



Your vehicle may not be as full as Santa’s sleigh, but if you’re having a hard time fitting everything in, a cargo container is the answer. Add more cargo room and keep your gear safe. With so many cargo carriers to choose from, you’re sure to find exactly what you need. We especially love a Thule carrier. Take a look at these storage options:


A Thule hard shell roof box gives you strength and durability. Most are weatherproof and extremely secure. These boxes are built for consistent use. With a range of sizes, finishes, and colors, you’ll get exactly what you need to fit your vehicle.


Sometimes the party goes well into the night! The celebration doesn’t stop when the game ends! That’s when Rough Country’s Telescoping Campsite LED Light comes in handy. Plug the LED Light straight into your vehicle with a DC cord or directly to your vehicle’s battery. This waterproofing telescoping light sets up easily to provide 160 ft of illumination. Once the party is over, simply collapse and pack it away.


A roof basket is great for hauling luggage, recreational equipment, or anything bulky. Baskets from Thule or Yakima are incredibly practical and look great.


If your travel includes a trip to the mountains, Thule has a wide selection of ski boxes in several different capacity options.



Before you mount a cargo carrier to your vehicle, you’ve got to have a roof rack. A roof rack is made of a base and crossbars which give you the ability to securely anything! Roof rack crossbars attach perpendicularly to the side rails or feet. You can then choose from any of the cargo containers listed above.

When you’re hitting the road in your truck, additional cargo space might not be a concern, but keeping everything protected in your truck bed will be. In that case, you’ll definitely want a truck bed cover. There are so many truck bed cover options that we can easily find one to give you ultimate protection on your journey. With brands such as UnderCover, Retrax, and Truck Gear, you can’t go wrong.


Power or manual cover that retracts into a canister and is flush with the rails, this cover offers ease of access to cargo in the bed. Retractable covers are available in hard panels.


Also allowing for quick access to the bed, folding covers offer a different, more rugged (but still sleek) look. Folding panels are also available in hard or soft materials, such as vinyl or canvas.


Rolling covers are opened by rolling the top from tailgate to the back of the cab. With seamless vinyl and lightweight materials, complete access to the truck bed is easy.


These truck bed tonneaus or camper tops are the pinnacle of styling and protection.  Made from one piece of fiberglass, this cover will keep everything in your bed safe and weatherproof.


We can get you set up with a bed cover that will keep your travel gear safe from theft and protected from the weather.

At Liberty LINE-X, we love an adventure! Let us help you get ready for all your travels this holiday season. Our knowledgeable sales team and expert technicians will have your vehicle ready in no time!




Few things can make your life easier than an organized truck bed.

Stop fishing and fumbling around looking for tools and gear. Forget spending time untangling ropes and extend the life of your equipment. 

At LINE-X of Savannah, we stock all the aftermarket organization accessories you need to get your truck bed in perfect order.

Don’t know where to start? Here are some great options for truck bed organization.


DECKED is the ultimate in customizable storage solutions. If you’ve got a truck, the last thing you want is chaos in the truck bed. DECKED systems easily organize your truck bed and ensure the safety of your bed and accessories. A DECKED system is secure, weatherproof, and easy to customize. Whatever the size of your truck bed, a DECKED system will ensure maximum organization and safety. Plus, you can’t beat that streamlined look!


There is no better way to access everything you store in your truck bed than a Bed Slide. Just grab the handle and pull. You’ll instantly have the contents of your truck bed at your fingertips. It doesn’t get any easier. Plus, Bed Slides are weather resistant and have a lifetime warranty.


A toolbox offers security for your tools, organization for your truck bed, and will extend the life of anything you need to store. Check out some of our favorite brands:

  1. CAMLocker’s toolboxes are full of style, security, and dependability. With over 30 years of experience manufacturing toolboxes, CAMLocker is a highly trusted name in the toolbox industry. CAMLocker manufactures crossover, chest, side mount boxes.
  2. UWS toolboxes offer a secure storage solution for your truck bed. Manufactured in the USA and available in a wide range of styles and sizes, UWS will have a toolbox for you. These toolboxes feature UWS’s patented RigidCore lid, durable aluminum construction, and convenient access from both sides of your vehicle.
  3. A Weather Guard truck box promises quality construction and durability. Weather Guard toolboxes are popular with professionals because they are strong and can take anything. With this kind of construction, you’ll never have to worry about your tools again. Once you’ve locked your tools away in a Weather Guard box, you can be confident they are safe from theft or damage.

If one of these toolboxes doesn’t sound like it will fit your needs, we have several more options. Come visit us in the shop and we can help you make the right choice.


A cover is a must for organizing your truck bed and keeping everything safe and secure. With the following options, you’re sure to find the right cover.

  • Folding-Also allowing for quick access to the bed, folding covers offer a different, more rugged (but still sleek) look. Folding panels are also available in hard or soft materials, such as vinyl or canvas.
  • Retractable–Power or manual cover that retracts into a canister and is flush with the rails, this cover offers ease of access to cargo in the bed. Retractable covers are available in hard or soft panels.
  • Rolling-Rolling covers are opened by rolling the top from tailgate to the back of the cab. With seamless vinyl siding and lightweight materials, complete access to the truck bed is easy.
  • Fiberglass– These truck bed tonneaus or camper tops are the pinnacle of styling and protection.  Made from one piece of fiberglass, this cover will keep everything in your bed safe and weatherproof.

An Undercover SwingCase offers one of the most versatile type of storage options. Forget climbing into the back of your truck or reaching over a pile of gear. With a SwingCase, simply pull the lever and the storage box comes to you. Weather resistant and built to last, Undercover’s SwingCase can be custom fitted to your truck.


Work equipment is expensive. Why not protect it? Ladder racks increase cargo space, protect ladders, and reduce risk of injury. Kargo Master ladder racks will fit all sizes of trucks. These strong racks will stand the test of time.

No more excuses. It’s time to get that truck bed organized. Come visit us at LINE-X of Savannah and we’ll help you choose the best organization accessories for your truck. With these storage accessories, you’ll be able to tackle anything!



Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 


Leading preservationist economist Donovan Rypkema will speak on the economic impact of historic preservation at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at USCB’s Center for the Arts.

The talk is open to the public and will include a Q&A at the end. Masks are required. The event is being sponsored by the City of Beaufort, Historic Beaufort Foundation and USCB’s Center for the Arts. It will be livestreamed on the City of Beaufort’s Facebook page,

Rypkema is principal of Place Economics, a real estate and economic development consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Educated at Columbia University, Rypkema earned a Master of Science in historic preservation, and is author of several publications including Community Initiated Development, The Economics of Rehabilitation, and the Feasibility Assessment Manual for Reusing Historic Buildings. His book, “The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader’s Guide,” is widely used nationwide and has been translated into Russian and Korean.

Rypkema has undertaken assignments for public and non-profit sector clients in 49 states. He has worked with such groups as the Urban Land Institute, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, the American Planning Association, Smart Growth America, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the International Downtown Association. His federal clients have included the Department of the Interior and the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation.

Rypkema shared in an interview in 2018 with South Dakota Public Broadcasting, “We’re really in the business of economic development, and so we don’t advocate for historic preservation with historic preservation as an end, we argue for it as a means to a lot of things, including its economic impact, and that manifests itself in a greater labor intensity, so it means local jobs, it means a difference in property value appreciation, which means money in the pockets of homeowners, it means a central role in downtown revitalization, it means a lower level of foreclosure patterns in historic districts, it means an incubator for small and startup businesses, there’s a whole range of contributions that historic buildings make that aren’t because of some stupid gargoyles. It’s really of the kind of character and quality of those buildings.”



As the seasons change, so does the way you utilize your truck bed. Sometimes it seems like different truck accessories are required for every different season and change in the weather.

And how do you protect your truck bed from the elements throughout the year?


The transition from summer to autumn comes with the changing of the leaves and a crispness in the air. As beautiful as the leaves can be, they can also create a mess. You know what it’s like tracking crunched up leaves into your truck’s bed and interior. Not only can leaves be messy, but they may also scratch your truck bed and get caught in grooves and small spaces. You can prevent this frustration by having a spray-on bedliner applied to your truck bed.

Autumn is also the time of year when you clean out your yard and haul all sorts of yard waste and other debris in your truck. Keep your truck bed looking pristine with LINE-X. LINE-X spray-on bedliners completely protect your truck bed from scratches, dents, and hard impact. Go ahead, enjoy the fall air–and get your work done. We’ll take care of your truck.


We’ve traded the spectacular autumn colors and sunny fall days for cooler temperatures—and maybe even snow. Whether you’re loading a Christmas tree into the back of your truck or getting ready for winter recreation, LINE-X will protect it all! Winter sports are fun, but they can also require some heavy gear and, consequently, bring the winter elements into the back of your truck. LINE-X bedliners absorb impact, protecting your equipment and truck bed. And don’t worry if some of the snow makes it back into the truck bed. LINE-X provides complete moisture protection ensuring nothing will get under the liner. So hit the slopes or load of the back of your truck with seasonal decorations. Your truck bed can handle it.


As the temperatures start to increase, so does your activity level. Spring cleaning, yard work, and more time outside all come with the territory. So does the increased use of your truck bed. You can tackle whatever cleaning projects you have in mind. LINE-X bedliners resist staining from harsh chemicals and prevent fading. When the job is done, simply sweep out or hose off your truck bed and move on to your next project.


Summer means sand, water, camping, and the outdoors! You know your truck gets a lot of use over the summer months! With a LINE-X spray-on bedliner, you won’t have to worry about the wear and tear to your truck bed—because there won’t be any! LINE-X bedliners are expertly applied to prevent against cracking, bubbling, or peeling. A completely bonded seal means nothing is getting in between your bed and the liner. You can forget about rust and corrosion too. LINE-X bedliners offer ultimate protection! Whether you’re relaxing at the beach or getting away from it all at a campsite, your truck bed can haul all your gear without incurring any damage.

In any type of weather and any time of year, a LINE-X spray-on bedliner is always a good idea. Backed by a lifetime warranty, LINE-X will completely protect your truck bed from anything you, or Mother Nature, can throw at it. Bring your truck into LINE-X of Savannah and we can install a completely customized truck bedliner just for you. Make the most of every season with LINE-X!



At Liberty LINE-X, we get a lot of questions from customers about our services and products. We wanted to take a minute to answer some of the most commonly asked questions we get at the store. We’re here to help you when it comes to all your vehicle needs. So buckle up—here we go!


Unsurprisingly, we get a lot of questions about LINE-X. What can LINE-X do for my truck? Is LINE-X worth it? How is LINE-X installed? If you had to choose one aftermarket accessory to your truck, it should be LINE-X. LINE-X can do more for your truck than any other accessory. What’s so great about LINE-X? It:

  • Resists staining from chemicals ·Prevents leaks, rust and corrosion
  • No cracking, bubbling or peeling ·Permanent bond
  • Environmentally friendly-VOC free ·Impact-absorbing
  • Sound-dampening ·Custom color options
  • Lifetime Warranty

Convinced? Bring your truck into Liberty LINE-X and our highly trained, expert technicians will perfectly install LINE-X to your truck bed. A LINE-X bedliner will revolutionize your truck!


Truck squatting—or trailer sag—is caused when excessive weight is applied to the rear axle. When too much pressure is put on the rear of the truck, the front end pops up. Your truck is no longer in correct towing position.

Luckily, this is an easy fix. At Liberty LINE-X, we can get your truck set up with an air suspension kit. Air Lift suspension kits help your truck tow and haul, all while adding to your safety and comfort. Air Lift Springs will keep your truck from squatting, swaying and bouncing when you’re pulling your boat or trailer.


We can help you make your JEEP an off-road machine! What accessories do you need to ensure your JEEP is ready for any terrain? We recommend the following aftermarket accessories to get your JEEP where it needs to be:


LINE-X isn’t only for truck beds. LINE-X can protect your JEEP interior as well. Off-roading gets messy and your JEEP can take a beating. Keep your interior looking pristine with an application of LINE-X. LINE-X can take whatever you can dish out.

Lift kits raise your JEEP so you have more clearance, which is extremely important for keeping your JEEP safe when off-roading. You can choose from different heights and determine which is best for you, depending on your off-roading plans.      

Tires can determine the performance you’ll get out of your JEEP. If you want to off-road, you’ve got to get the right tires. But even within the category of off-roading, there are tires for various types of terrain—from trails to mud to rocks. We can help you sort out the right tires to get the grip and traction you need.


Wheels are a great addition to an off-roading package. Wheels can upgrade your off-road game by increasing performance, traction and load-carrying capacity. Wheels can also make more extreme off-roading tricks possible.

A winch takes off-roading to a whole new level. Winches can get you to places that are otherwise unattainable. A winch allows you to pull your JEEP when it gets stuck and enables you to move large obstacles in your path.

Still have more questions? We’re here to help. At Liberty LINE-X, we put our customers first and we’ll make sure you can make educated decisions for all your vehicle needs. Come visit us and let us answer your questions in person!



LINE-X of Savannah is your one-stop shop for all your truck accessories. Sometimes, aftermarket accessories can be as important as the truck itself. Afterall, your truck has to perform how and when you need. Whether you’re on the jobsite or out for a weekend adventure, truck accessories can make your life easier. Come into our store and we can help you decide which accessories are essential to get your truck performing to perfection. We’ve got whatever you need!

LINE-X Spray on Bedliner
A spray on bedliner from LINE-X may be the best thing you can do for your truck. Our bedliners provide ultimate protection for your truck bed. LINE-X prevents rust, scratching, and deterioration from destroying your truck bed. Your truck will look great too!

Tonneau Covers
While truck beds are often used to haul things around, they also store expensive tools and equipment. If you need to protect your gear, you probably need a tonneau cover. With so many options, it can be hard to choose. We can help you navigate the world of tonneau covers so you select the right one.

Tires and Wheels
Tires and wheels do more than change the look of your truck. Wheels and tires need to match the vehicle and usage. We stock and install tires and wheels for highway driving to off-roading. Whether you need your tires and wheels to withstand tough impact or intense use—or you want a certain look—we can find the perfect combination.  

Levels and Lifts
If you need added clearance for your truck, you have to consider level and lift kits. The right level or lift kit will raise your truck to get the clearance you need, making uneven and rocky terrain harmless.

If you’re driving a truck, you’re likely to store tools in the truck bed. You want to keep your investments safe. Our secure toolboxes will keep your tools protected and your truck bed organized.

Weather Tech Accessories

Weather Tech offers a wide range of truck accessories to protect the inside and outside of your truck. From floor liners to pet accessories to phone holders. Whatever you need, Weather Tech has it.

Exhaust Systems

The right exhaust system will increase the performance and function of your truck. Keep exhaust away from passengers, control noise, and improve fuel consumption when you install the right exhaust system in your truck.

Grille Guards
The main purpose of a grille guard is to protect the front of your truck in an accident or collision. But, we’ve got to admit, they look pretty great too. A grille guard can safeguard your truck from accident, debris, and rough terrain.


Truck bumpers will help protect your truck from severe collision damage by absorbing impact. You can also specialize your bumper to fit various types of activities. We can help you find bumpers for off-roading, towing, and more.

You may not be aware of the wide range of lights available for your truck. You can light up any situation with LED head and tail lights, strobe lights, and light bars. We’ve even got lights for ATV’s and boats.

Decked Systems
If you’re in need of organization, a DECKED system is the answer. A DECKED system provides heavy duty protection for all your tools. Plus, with multiple configurations, you can customize the system to fit your lifestyle.

Bed Slides
Bed slides make it easy to access your truck bed. You won’t need to climb up into your truck bed or remove the tonneau cover to get to your gear. As the name suggests, bed slides give you the capability to slide the contents of your truck bed to you.

As you can see, there are so many options when it comes to accessorizing your truck. At LINE-X of Savannah, we carry the best brands and stock a large inventory of the most popular accessories. Plus, our experienced technicians will expertly install any accessories you choose. Come visit our store and let us get your truck ready to face anything!



Depending on the height of your truck (or you), it can be a challenge to get up into the cab. And you probably know that the simple solution to that problem is to install some running boards. But deciding which running boards are the best option for you, may not be as simple. At Liberty LINE-X, we can give you the information you need to find the right assist steps and running boards for your truck or SUV. First, let’s talk about the difference between step bars and running boards.

Step bars function as a lower step to help you get into your truck or SUV. Step bars are made of either steel or aluminum and commonly run the length of the cabin. Step bar features include the following:

  • Streamlined appearance
  • Great option for off-roading
  • Side protection for your truck or SUV
  • Rounded shape prevents ice and snow buildup

If you’ve got a higher vehicle, running boards might be a better choice because they give you additional height for increased clearance. Plus, running boards can really amp up your truck’s appearance by providing customization options. You can choose the shape, size, and style. We can also install lighted running boards to your truck or SUV. Running boards are probably the right pick if you’re looking for these characteristics:


  • Flatter and wider stepping surface
  • Keeps vehicle interior clean by providing wiping surface
  • Range of shapes and sizes
  • Helps protect doors
  • Upgrades vehicle appearance
  • Available in lighted and retractable options

Now, which brands are the best when it comes to side steps and running boards? Here are some of our favorite companies for these particular truck and SUV accessories:

Westin manufactures high quality step bars and running boards. Westin steps and running boards come with several different options and feature a non-skid surface.

Amp Powerstep Running Boards combine advanced technology with streamlined looks. The Powerstep design provides ultimate traction to prevent slipping when you’re climbing in or out of your truck or SUV. These running boards also come in various clearance heights.

N-Fab offers an extensive selection of side steps and running boards. You can choose from a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials—from a rugged to contemporary look. N-Fab also offers upgrades such as lighting.

With Luverne running boards, you are guaranteed functionality, durability, and style. Additionally, Luverne running boards are custom fit for your vehicle. Luverne aluminum steps package sleek with strong.

Rock Slide Engineering
Rock Slide Engineering specializes in aftermarket accessories for all JEEP Wrangler models. Rock Slide Engineering is meticulous in its attention to detail, providing the perfect accessory. Using state of the art technology, Rock Slide Engineering steps are the perfect choice for your JEEP.


Running boards and side steps are one of the most popular aftermarket accessories for trucks, JEEPs, and SUVs. Why? Because many customers see them as essential for safety and usability. At Liberty LINE-X, we can help you find the right running boards for your vehicle. And we can install whatever side steps or running boards you choose with efficiency and expertise. Come visit us at our shop and we’ll step up the look and functionality of your ride. 



Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 


Have you ever wanted to step back in time and experience the history of beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina?

Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) would like to invite you to our Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens. Explore Beaufort’s history, architecture, and landscape in one unforgettable weekend as HBF introduces you to the Beaufort Style.

Friday Luncheon and Lecture
October 22nd 11:30am-1:00pm
Members: $65 | Nonmembers: $75

Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Executive Director, Cynthia Jenkins, 2021 recipient of The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Preservation, will discuss The Beaufort Style and Beaufort’s impact on architecture in the South.

Friday Walking Tour of National Landmark Historic District*
October 22nd 2:00pm-6:00pm
Members: $65 | Nonmembers: $75

We invite you to join us for a rare peek into Beaufort’s history as gracious property owners welcome you into their private homes and gardens to experience the history, architecture, and style of historic Beaufort.  Each of the homes on this year’s tour are representative of The Beaufort Style— ranging from a mid-19th century manor to a charming Victorian cottage.

*A Walking Tour Bundle is available for this event. You’ll receive $10 off when you book the Friday Walking Tour in combination with the Saturday Afternoon Country Retreat and Lowcountry Picnic.

Lowcountry Art Celebration
October 22nd 4:30pm-9:00pm

Beaufort’s Annual Fall Artwalk through historic Downtown Beaufort features 13 of Beaufort’s premier galleries. This thriving arts community represents more than 400 artists celebrating the Lowcountry.


Saturday Afternoon Country Retreat and Lowcountry Picnic
October 23rd 1:00pm-4:00pm
Members: $75 | Nonmembers: $85

If you are seeking a uniquely southern experience, look no further. Enjoy a picnic at a beautiful southern estate tucked in the banks of the Combahee River in Prince William Parish.  A delicious Lowcountry picnic lunch is included in this event. The estate is a short 30-minute drive from downtown Beaufort.

Sunday In the Beaufort Style-A Part of HBF’s Scholar Series
October 24th 9:30am-12:00pm
Members: $100 | Nonmembers: $125 Tickets are limited for this exclusive event.

Spend your morning immersed in the Lowcountry with a visit to the Barnwell Gough House and enjoy a truly southern brunch in the home’s formal gardens. This magnificent house showcases the influence of Adams and the burgeoning Federal style of architecture. With its southern facing orientation, T-shape design, hipped roof, two-story portico, and raised foundation, this home is a perfect example of the tabby form of architecture. Notable experts in the field will provide in-depth interpretations of this beautiful home In the Beaufort Style. Together, we’ll celebrate The Beaufort Style and its unique contribution to the southern landscape.

The Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Fall Festival promises to be an enchanting weekend celebrating the beauty, influence, and community of historic Beaufort. We would love for you to join us for any-or all-of our unique and informative events as we come together to learn about the history and impact of Beaufort, South Carolina.

Register today!



Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 


The Historic Beaufort Foundation is so pleased to announce that our executive director, Cynthia Jenkins, is this year’s recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Preservation!

This prestigious award recognizes excellence in the field of historic preservation and an individual’s commitment to preserving South Carolina’s history. The Governor’s Award is the highest honor given by the State of South Carolina and acknowledges achievements in support of historic preservation in South Carolina. This award is only presented to individuals who have exemplified lifelong dedication to the preservation of South Carolina’s historic buildings, structures or sites. No one epitomizes a love of South Carolina’s historic preservation more than Cynthia Jenkins.

Historic preservation has long been an integral part of Cynthia’s life. As the first person to receive an undergraduate degree in Historic Preservation, Cynthia has always understood the importance of maintaining and cultivating the history of people and places. Cynthia began her impressive career in historic preservation at the Lowcountry Council of Governments in Yemassee, South Carolina. From there, Cynthia joined the Tennessee State Historic Preservation Office and developed the methodology of

conducting statewide historic site surveys. While there, she also assisted in creating an efficient National Register program.

Cynthia quickly became a sought-after expert in the field of historic preservation. In 1996, the Preservation Society of Charleston saw the benefit of her experience and hired Cynthia as their Executive Director. While there, she focused on preservation advocacy, preservation education and preservation planning. Under her leadership, the Society’s endowment increased from less than $20,000 to more than $2,000,000. Cynthia’s love for preservation is contagious and the Preservation Society of Charleston’s membership increased by close to one third in number.


Over the years, Cynthia has served on over two dozen boards and commissions. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Clemson University and the University of Charleston and educational adviser at Middle State Tennessee University. Additionally, Cynthia continues to serve as a volunteer and on several Boards of Directors. Cynthia has had the opportunity to work with many different historic organizations in several places. In each of these roles, she has made important advancements in historic preservation.

But perhaps her favorite accomplishment has been her long association with the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Auldbrass Plantation near Yemassee, South Carolina. Cynthia was instrumental in securing its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. She also directed the monitoring of covenants for restoration required by the Historic Charleston Foundation.

In addition to her leadership roles, Cynthia has also found time to publish informative literature in areas of historic preservation. She surveyed, researched and wrote Historic Resources of the Lowcountry: A Regional Survey. She also assisted the City of Beaufort in developing The Beaufort Preservation Manual, which remains one of the most successful preservation design manuals for individuals and cities.

At the Historic Beaufort Foundation, we recognize how lucky we are to have Cynthia as our Executive Director. In 2019, she returned to the Historic Beaufort Foundation as the Executive Director. Here, she is focusing on the organization’s efforts of ensuring that preservation in Beaufort remains at the forefront by raising the organization’s profile, increasing membership, adding diversity and rehabilitating the Verdier House, a Beaufort landmark. Among other pivotal Beaufort projects, Cynthia was a key player in the development of the City’s Tourism Ordinance, the Tour Bus Ordinance and Film Guidelines. Wayne Vance, Chairman, HBF Board of Trustees, recognized Cynthia’s receipt of the Governor’s Award with the following words: “This is well deserved recognition of Cynthia’s talent, knowledge and dedication. Her leadership is invaluable to our community and to accomplishing the Foundation’s mission to preserve and protect Beaufort’s historic and architectural legacy.” 

Congratulations to Cynthia!



Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 


Today, Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) filed a petition in Circuit Court appealing the June 9 decision by the City of Beaufort’s Historic Review Board to allow construction of a four-level parking garage and a four-story hotel in the heart of Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District.

HBF Executive Director Cynthia Jenkins said, “Beaufort is unique and has been fortunate to maintain a significant  portion of our architectural legacy and historic integrity. The Historic Review Board’s recent decisions not only impact our city now but, more importantly, set precedents for all future development.”

“HBF sees these as  generational projects that will forever adversely impact Beaufort. Our objective, as always, is not to prevent progress or development, but to ensure that all new construction is compatible with the significant character of Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark district,” Jenkins said.

HBF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit education foundation created to preserve, protect, and present sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina. For more information on our mission and history, please visit and follow us on social media, including Facebook and Instagram.