Rose Hill Mansion Donates to Okatie Polo for Charity
held at Rose Hill Plantation Polo Field October 13, 2012
Rose Hill Mansion donated a bottle of our Rose Hill Red wine and two Rose Hill Mansion historical tour tickets to the silent auction. One of their visiting Rotarians from Mt. Pleasant, Low Mello and his wife, won the package. Proceeds from the event benefitted the University of South Carolina-Beaufort Nursing Scholarships,Hheroes on Horseback, the Okatie Rotary Scholarship fund for Bluffton High Seniors with a preference for those majoring in health related fields, and the Happy Feet Project for shoes for second and third graders enrolled in Okatie schools.
Wine Wednesday October 3, 2012
Wednesdays call for slowing down, rejuvenating your senses and finding peace in the midst of your workweek. So why not gather a few friends and get introduced to Wine Wednesdays Wine Tasting at Rose Hill Mansion?
RoseHill Mansion, known as the most beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry, is located just outside of Beaufort in Bluffton, South Carolina and is a popular destination for visitors. The Rose Hill Plantation house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and in April 1996 Rose Hill was restored as a private home which is now shared with the public through tours, weddings and group events. Beginning on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Wine Wednesday guests can sample fine private label wines coupled with hors d’ oeuvres and live entertainment, while touring five different rooms of the Rose Hill Mansion - there’s nothing like settling in with a good glass of wine, kicking back with friends and unwinding to get over hump-day!
On August 2 & 3, 2011, about 70 Porsches were on display at the Rose Hill Plantation House as part of the 56th annual Porsche Parade. Sponsored by the Porsche Club of America – Coastal Empire Region, the two-day event was part of an action-packed week with a full slate of activities, including four competitive events. Participants, including approximately 115 owners from across the country as well as international guests, enjoyed their two days of guided tours of the Rose Hill mansion and being served Lowcountry Boil & Barbecue.
On April 20, 2011, Liberty Mutual Insurance's top executives held a cocktail party inside the mansion with pianist David Duckworth as entertainment. That night a tented dinner was severd on the lawn with a live performance by the legendary Ben Vereen and his band.
Ben Vereen performs at Rose Hill Plantation for Liberty Mutual VIP Dinne
In Loving Memory
Kathryn Elizabeth Kirk
April 25, 1953 - February 25, 2011
Today, we mourn the passing of our dear friend, Kathryn Elizabeth Kirk. Kathryn, a resident of Turney, Missouri, was a direct descendant (great, great granddaughter) of Dr. John and Caroline Kirk who were the original owners of Rose Hill Plantation and builders of the plantation house. She was a frequent visitor to Rose Hill during the past years and, along with her brother William Kirk of Overland Park, Kansas, generously placed many Kirk family relics and memorabilia under the care of the Whites for display in the house.
Her unique personality, her love for Rose Hill and her contagious enthusiasm will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
~ Robin & Rusty White, Rose Hill Plantation House
For Robin White's Tribute to Kathryn Kirk, click ....
Kathryn Kirk "Homecoming"
July 20 - 24, 2010
Kathryn Kirk (and two friends, Dee Smith and Marie Madinger -all from Missouri) returned for another visit this week. A soiree was held in her honor on July 22.
A silent auction was included to help raise funds to build a future Praise Chapel on the estate in Kathryn's honor.
During the party, Kathryn formally presented the Whites with the Civil War-era dining room table and chairs that belonged to the home's original owners, Dr. John & Caroline Kirk, Kathryn's great, great grandparents. She also presented the original portraits of Dr. & Mrs. Connor, parents of the wife of Willy Kirk (son of Dr. & Mrs. John & Caroline Kirk)
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The Kirk's Return Home Visit
May 21-26, 2009
Memorial Day weekend was very special this year at Rose Hill Plantation House. My Kirk family came home again! This time Bill Kirk (great great grandson of Dr. John and Caroline Kirk) brought his wife Jody and son Jarrett with him. Jarrett has just graduated from high school and this was the main purpose of the trip - to show Jarrett his ancestral grounds and to teach him about his roots. No celebrations and dedications this time. Bill had requested a private and quiet visit and introduction for Jarrett this year, so that is what happened.
A very SPECIAL Event at the house...
"An Evening with the Kirks"
May 9, 2008
For details and photos of the event .....
Rose Hill Plantation House was featured on HGTV's program,