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 sources of income.  We receive no funding from any governmental agency except through occasional grants for marketing efforts.  

SUPPORT THE SOCIETY

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, www.schumanities.org.  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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MEMBERSHIP

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.

VOLUNTEER

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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Directors
Robin Salmon - President
William H. Boyd - Treasurer
William D. Pavy - Secretary
Lauren Joseph - Board Member
Ed Kimbrough - Board Member
Molly Mercer - Board Member


Museum Manager
Mike Norris


 Volunteers
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

Individual and Family Membership Plans

  • Individual Member

    $40
    For Individuals
    Valid for one year
    • Discounts in the Rice Trunk Gift Shop
    • Discount event tickets
    • Discount museum rental
  • Family Member

    $80
    For Families
    Valid for one year
    • Discounts in the Rice Trunk Gift Shop
    • Discount event tickets
    • Discount museum rental
  • Contributor

    $100
    For Families or Individuals
    Valid for one year
    • Discounts in the Rice Trunk Gift Shop
    • Discount event tickets
    • Discount museum rental
  • Silver Member

    $250
    For Families of Individuals
    Valid for one year
    • Discounts in the Rice Trunk Gift Shop and for event tickets
    • 1 Free ticket to a Historical Society event
    • Discount museum rental
  • Gold Member

    $500
    For Families or Individuals
    Valid for one year
    • Discounts in the Rice Trunk Gift Shop and for event tickets
    • 2 Free tickets to a Historical Society event
    • Discount museum rental
  • Patron

    $1000
    For Families or Individuals
    Valid for one year
    • Discounts in the Rice Trunk Gift Shop and for event tickets
    • 2 Free tickets to a Historical Society event
    • One free museum rental

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
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
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
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