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 2008, 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.


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.


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


Cheryl Bellune

David Bertrand

Mary Boyd

Kaye Endres

Rene' King

Kay Nance

Janet Williams


Our Members

As of September 30, 2019

We appreciate the Generous and Continued Support of our Members

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Allee

Mr. & Mrs. James Allison

The Rev. & Mrs. C. F. Allison

Jim Anderson

James F. Anderson, Jr.

Emily Bailey

Robert C. Barrett

Robert Barrineau

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Beattie

Mr. & Mrs. William Bellune, Jr.

David Bertrand

Mr. & Mrs. Tez Bennoitt

Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Bourne

Spotswood W. Box

G.G. Boyd

Kathy M. Boyd

Mary Boyd

William H. Boyd

Nancy Bracken

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. George Chastain

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Choate

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Clark

Ernestine T. Collins

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Congdon

Nancy Corrigall

Mr. & Mrs. Roland David

Mr. & Mrs. Clary Dawson

Elizabeth Dawson

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Delapp

Jonathan Dieter

Mr. & Mrs. William Doar, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. James Doyle

Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Dugan

Mr. & Mrs. Levon Dunn

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Elliott

Sarah Elliott

Katherine Endres

Dr. Ana Maria Ferrer

Diane W. Fox

Pamela Gardner

Sarah Gillespie

Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Gilmore

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Goedtel

Ms. Roz Greenspon

Dr. Mary Ann Haden

Mr. Cantey Haile

Ms. Angela Hamer

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Hamilton

Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Harmon

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Harper

Mr. Robert D. Harper, Jr.

Ms. Joan Harrison-Pavy

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hatchell

Mr. & Mrs. Sel Hemingway

Ms. Corine Hoch

Mr. & Mrs. David Hodges

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hoyle

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hudson

Mr. Gordon Jenkinson

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Johnston

Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Johnstone, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. David Kauffman

Tom Kuzukynas

Keitha Kessler

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Kimbrough

Mr. Francis King

Mr. Rene' King

Mr. & Mrs. Ben Klopp

Ms. Margretta D. Knox

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip H. Lemon

Mr. & Mrs. Ross Lenhart

Mr. Mark R. Lindsey

Mrs. Laura Logan

Mr. & Mrs. Furman Long

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Maloney III

Judge & Mrs. David Maring

Dr. & Mrs. John Matheson

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert McClary

Mr. & Mrs. Mac McGinty

Ms. Suzanne McIntyre

Molly Mercer

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Miller

Ms. Vida Miller

Mrs. Brenda Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Francil Moeller

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mosimann, Jr.

Ms. Katherine R. Nance

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Niles

Michael Norris

Mr. & Mrs. Ken Odgers

Mr. & Mrs. William Otis, Jr.

Mr. Richard Ott

Ms. Linda Overman

Ms. Slvia Owens

Oxner and Stacy

Ms. Sylvia Parsons

Mr. & Mrs. James Passmore

Mr. & Mrs. William D. Pavy

Mr. & Mrs. Bony Peace

Allison Sippel Peteet

Mr. & Mrs. Sean Phelan

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

Mr. Michael Prevost

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Quinn

David Redick

Mr. & Mrs. William H. Riddle

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Rion, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Kim Robb

Mr. & Mrs. Benedict Rosen

Mr. Thomas Rowland III

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Rowland, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Mac Sawyer

Dr. Charles Schooler

Ms. Robin Salmon

John Siebels

Mr. & Mrs. W.D. Starnes

Dr. & Mrs. J. Howard Stokes, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Stowe

Mrs. Debby Summey

Mr. & Mrs. Jody Tamsberg

Mr. & Mrs. Glennie Tarbox

Mr. & Mrs. Zeb Thomas

Mr. & Mrs. William H. Thomas III

Mr. & Mrs. Bobo Thompson

Mr. & Mrs. Hank Tiller

Ms. Frances Train

Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Truluck

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Truluck

Ms. Beverly Turbeville

Mr. & Mrs. Alec Tuten

Dr. Warren Unstead

Mr. Vince Weaver

Ms. E. Katherine Wells

Mr. John Henry Whitmire

Mr. & Mrs. Pete Williams

Mr. & Mrs. Carey Williamson

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Young

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Young


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