WHAT IS THE BERKELEY COUNTY
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.
|PUBLICATIONS - 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 -
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 connection.
BERKELEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
St. Thomas/St. Denis
Berkeley/Lower St. Johns
Berkeley/Upper St. Johns
Goose Creek/Upper St. James
Goose Creek/Lower St. James
Oliver Buckles, Jean Crosby, Jean Guerry,
Ernest Hoenck, Nat Hopper, Anne Keller,Martha Mizell, Anne Propst, Willis
Rahn, Mary Rudloff, Bettye Shealy, Celeste Singletary, John Tiencken, Joan
Wells and Wiley Winters.
| The purpose
of the Berkeley County Historical Society is to collect and preserve history,
educate the public, and encourage historic preservation in Berkeley County.
Support for the Society is provided by membership dues, seminars, sale
of books, tours, and special events. The Society operates under a
501 (a) (2), not for profit organization, from the Internal Revenue Service.