WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS
|proclamation, dated 1754,
hangs inside the church building.
|The present St. Stephen's
Church building was built in 1767. In 1972, the church was recognized as
a National Historic Landmark.
|If you haven't been to see
this Church and surrounding churchyard, you need to put this on your list
of "things to do." Be sure to pick up their brochure of the complete history.
BERKELEY COUNTY TEACHERS FIND
"HISTORY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD"
|Eddie Brown, Clea V. DeBusk,
Rose T. Harris, Lucia C. Heins, Nicole Jones, Robin D. Langley, Samuel
P. Parker, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. James D. Nix, Luke & Carol Poole, Anne
S. Pooser, Wilbur & Kathy Robinson, Charles E. Schuster, Wiggins E.
Singletary, Jr., Russell P. Singletary, Phyllis H. LaMacchia and Shanda
|Lila G. Bobo, Mary P. Brown,
Oliver & Betty Buckles, Bobby & Mikky Caison, Virginia P. Chinnes,
Ruth Cooper, Bill & Jean Crosby, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Crutchfield,
Janie DelFavero, Louis & Dorothy Denaro, Natalie B. Denaro, Vera G.
Dennis, Mr. & Mrs. A.C.Edwards, Ben & Patty Fleming, Dr. &
Mrs. Neil Goodrich, Jr., Virginia Gourdine, Julliette M. Griffin, Jean
D. Guerry, Molli M. Hartzog,
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helmly, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hoenck, Mr. &
Mrs. David Hoffman, The Hopper Family, Wilbur D. Howard, Mr. & Mrs.
Paul Johnston, Janet R. Johnson, Jesse H. Jones, Anne P. Keller, Robert
H. Lockwood, Mr. & Mrs. Truman Lyons, Doris Marion, Mr. & Mrs.
William Mescher, Mr. & Mrs. Aiken Mitchum, Martha Mizell, Mr. &
Mrs. Robert McNair, Mr. & Mrs. Roland Nettles, Mr. & Mrs. Barrett
Norris, Joanna Page, Winona Peagler, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Petracca, Gloria
B. Pipkin, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Platt, Jr., Richard D. Porcher, Faison
C. Power, Wyatt & Anne Propst,
Willis & Senetta Rahn, Elizabeth Rentz, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rich,
Sallie Rogers, Mary & Charles Rudloff, Colleen Rumble, Mr. & Mrs.
David Shealy, Frances J. Shipley, Connie P. Shuler, Mr. & Mrs. Charles
Simons, Judge & Mrs. C.E. Singletary, Celeste C. Singletary, Mr. &
Mrs. Gary Steele, Jimmy Stone, Dr. Kathleen Torsey, Dr. Louis P. Towles,
Eugene Vasilew, Gale Whitehead, Dora P. Wiley, John B. Williams, Nellie
Stone Williams, The H. Alien Stewart Family.
|If we have misspelled or
left your name off either of these lists, please let us know so it may
|There are over 280 names
on our mailing list and with postage going up at the end of June, we really
do need your membership so that we can continue to send you the Newsletter
and let you know what is happening in your Berkeley County Historical Society.
|MEMBERS ONLY TOUR:
The Executive Committee is working on a members only tour for the Fall,
and we hope to have some detailed information to you in thenear future.
WHAT IS THE BERKELEY COUNTY
|MOSS GROVE MARKER:
The Moss Grove Plantation Historical Marker has been placed at the plantation
site in Cross. S Plans are being made for ceremony that will take place
on the 4th of July during the Cross Family reunion. It will be opened to
the public and take place around 1:30 or 2:00 PM in the afternoon.
|CROSS BOOK: Plans
are underway to send the book to the press in the very near future.
|FAIRLAWN FORT: This
is at a standstill at present, but the Board will be working with Mrs.
Kitty Mescher and members of the DAR to decide what the next step should
MAILING LIST: http://www.rootsweb.com/~scbchs/list.html
|You may also go to SCIway.com
(the South Carolina Information Highway) and find the above sites as well
as many others pertaining to county and state history, genealogy, government
and other topics of interest.
|Many of our new members
and even some of our old members have asked this question. Organized in
1973, the Berkeley County Historical Society was incorporated with the
purpose of "discovering, preserving, and studying all books, pamphlets,
and traditions touching on or pertaining to the history of Berkeley County,
SC - to aid and encourage individuals and associations in the compiling
and publishing of historical data covering Berkeley County; to establish
and collect memorabilia for a museum; and to undertake the preservation
of historic buildings, sites, monuments, and markers.
From small pamphlets, to full length books, the Society actively promotes
the publication of important research about the history of Berkeley County.
|SEMINARS & LECTURES
- The Society conducts periodic seminars and lectures to promote Berkeley
County's rich heritage to a wide audience. Diversity is stressed and past
program topics have ranged from cemetery preservation to the training seminars
for tour guides.
|TOURS - One of the
Society's most rewarding programs involves organizing and conducting tours
of Berkeley County's many historic sites. Groups, both large and small
visit historic plantations, churches and homes. In addition, special "members-only"
tours and "crawls" are scheduled throughout the year.
- Special programs, such as designer houses, the Adopt a Highway Project,
and in 2001 the special program was The Landmark Conference.
|MUSEUM - The Society
was the founding body of the Berkeley County Historical Society Museum.
The Museum has now become a separate entity but there is still a close