The Georgetown County Historical Society

The mission of the Georgetown County Historical Society is to preserve and promote the history of Georgetown County from its origins to the present, providing perspective on the past and a legacy for the future. 

The Society formed in 1955, and its founding members knew from the beginning that a museum was needed to tell the story of Georgetown and its heritage.  The original "museum" consisted of five display cases upstairs in the Georgetown County Library.  One display case was placed downstairs in a public area of the Library with plans to rotate the articles from time to time.  


In 2005, the Society secured a building on Prince Street through the generosity of Jody Tamsberg, a local businessman.   With the growth of the museum, space became limited, and a new site was needed.  A vacant Georgetown County office building at 120 Broad Street became available. 

The Society renovated the building from a multitude of offices to open gallery space on 2 floors, and the present museum opened in 2013.


We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Memberships in the Society, sales in the Rice Trunk Gift Shop, and our programs and fundraising events are our main source of income.  We receive no funding from any governmental agency except through occasional grants for marketing efforts.  


We rely on the generous support from our Members and Volunteers

Your support is important to our work at Georgetown County Museum. There are many ways you can contribute toward our causes, and every dollar that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to help preserve the rich history of Georgetown County.

The Georgetown County Historical Society received a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities,  Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

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Start or Renew your Membership

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Georgetown County Museum even better than it already is.  Please choose your membership level from the options below.  If you have questions, call us at 843-545-7020, or use the contact form on our home page.


Help Us Achieve our Mission

The Georgetown County Museum could not exist without the support of the community.  Volunteering is an easy and fun way of contributing to the work we do here.  We need museum docents and help in the Gift Shop. We can work around your schedule. Get in touch with any questions about how you can partner with us today.

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Sam Hamilton - President
Robin Salmon - Vice President
William H. Boyd - Treasurer
William D. Pavy - Secretary
Lauren Joseph - Board Member
Molly Mercer - Board Member

Museum Manager
Mike Norris

Kaye Allen
Dick Austin

Cheryl Bellune
Mary Boyd
Sharon F. Corey
Jill DeMarchi
Rene' King
John Litton
Kay Nance
Janet Williams

Our Members
As of June 30, 2020
We appreciate the Generous and Continued Support of our Members

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Allee

The Rev. & Mrs. C. F. Allison

Jim Anderson

Robert C. Barrett

Robert Barrineau

Mr. & Mrs. William Bellune, Jr.

Ms. Libby Bernardin

David Bertrand

Mr. & Mrs. Tez Bonnoitt

Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Bourne

Kathy M. Boyd

Mary Boyd

William H. Boyd

Ms. Virginia Boyd

Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Brodhead

Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Bull

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Bull III

Nancy & Judson Busbee

Jo Camlin

Elizabeth R. Cathcart

Nancy Kauzor Cave

William Chandler

Ted Chapman

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Clark

David Collins

Ernestine T. Collins

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Congdon

Ms. Carla Cooper

Ms. Sharon Corey

Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Craig

Mr. & Mrs. Roland David

Mr. & Mrs. Clary Dawson

Elizabeth Dawson

Mr. & Mrs. Al DeMarchi

Mr. Leo Dick

Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Dugan

Mr. & Mrs. Levon Dunn

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Elliott

Sarah Elliott

Katherine Endres

Ms. Kathleen Fagan

Ms. Susan Fleming

Laurens Floyd

Ronnie Ford

Diane W. Fox

Pamela Gardner

Sarah Gillespie

Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Gilmore

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Goedtel

Mr. Tommy Graham

Mr. Mitchell Gunter

Dr. Mary Ann Haden

Mr. Cantey Haile

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Hamilton

Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Harmon

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Harper

Mr. Robert D. Harper, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Sel Hemingway

Ms. Corine Hoch

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hoyle

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hudson

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Isaac

Mr. Gordon Jenkinson

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Johnston

Mr. Hank Jones

Al and Lauren Joseph

Daphne and Raad Joseph

Dr. & Mrs. Johnny Joseph

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Kaminski

Mr. & Mrs. David Kauffman

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Keenan

John Kenny

Mr. Francis King

Mr. Rene' King

Ms. Margretta D. Knox

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip H. Lemon

Mr. & Mrs. Ross Lenhart

Mr. Mark R. Lindsey

Mrs. Laura Logan

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Maloney III

Judge & Mrs. David Maring

Dr. & Mrs. John Matheson

Ms. Stephanie McCall

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert McClary

Mr. & Mrs. Mac McGinty

Ms. Suzanne McIntyre

Molly Mercer

Ms. Brenda Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Francis Moeller

Mr. and Mrs. James Moody, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Morgan

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mosimann, Jr.

Ms. Kathryn R. Nance

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Newton

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Niles

Michael Norris

Mr. & Mrs. Ken Odgers

Mr. and Mrs. David Olive

Mr. & Mrs. William Otis, Jr.

Ms. Linda Overman

Mr. & Mrs. James Passmore

Mr. & Mrs. William D. Pavy

Mr. & Mrs. Bony Peace

Lt. Col. & Mrs. A.L. Pope

Tony Pope

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pott

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Prevost

David Reddick

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Riddle

Mr. & Mrs. Benedict Rosen

Mr. and Mrs.Thomas Rowland III

Dr. & Mrs. Mac Sawyer

Ms. Robin Salmon

John Seibels

Ms. Madeline Singer

Ms. Carole Sippel

Ms. Nancy Sippel

Ms. Penelope Stokes Hall

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Stowe

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stuckey

Mrs. Debby Summey

Mr. & Mrs. Jody Tamsberg

Mr. & Mrs. Glennie Tarbox

Mr. David Thomas

Mr. & Mrs. Zeb Thomas

Mr. & Mrs. Bobo Thompson

Ms. Linda Thompson

Ms. Frances Train

Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Truluck

Mr. & Mrs. Alec Tuten

Dr. Warren Umstead

Ms. Beth Waldrep

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wall

Mr. Vince Weaver

Ms. Anne Whitaker

Phil Wilkinson

Mr. & Mrs. Pete Williams

Mr. & Mrs. Carey Williamson

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Young

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Young