Shelter Series: The Godette Hotel

Tuesday July 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Shelter Series is Preservation NC’s Virtual Programming Series about Places That Matter.

Our work is focused on shelters — the houses, buildings, churches, schools, and mills that have provided cover and protection for generations of North Carolinians. During this time when “sheltering” has become central to our lives, we want to explore with you the culture, architecture, diversity and stories of the many shelters across our state.

We hope you’ll join us as we provide some fun, distraction, cover and comfort. Come virtually “Shelter” with us! Visit for upcoming “Shelter Series” events!

“The Godette Hotel was once Beaufort’s version of a Green Book hotel and restaurant. Back in those days, the town’s waterfront restaurants all refused to serve black customers. The Godette Hotel welcomed them.” – David Cecelski

Learn more about this incredible historic landmark and Preservation NC’s efforts to help save it from demolition. Interview and Q&A with author David Cecelski and Stephanie Dauway (granddaughter of hotel owners Henderson and Lucy Gray Godette).

This event is sponsored by Laura Benson and Walt Sliva, Beaufort